Francisca’s essay is titled ‘Policing Knowledges and Technologies: Making Aggression Visible‘. The piece discusses how surveillance and security technologies in public transport can shape social spaces for the negotiation of norms and authorities.
On July 15, 2017, Francisca took part in the Colleex Workshop on Ethnographic Experimentation in Lisbon. She gave a talk titled ‘A citizen data app as fieldwork device: reflections on a collaborative practice’, about re-imagining the future of official statistics and ‘workshopping’ as a mode of doing ethnographic research.
The ARITHMUS team is extremely happy to announce the release of its second working paper. The paper is titled ‘Citizen Data and Official Statistics: Background Document to a Collaborative Workshop’ and is freely available for download on our publications page. The paper introduces the notion of ‘citizen data’ as a possible source for (or complementary[…]
On June 29, Francisca gave a talk at the conference ‘The Value of Life: Measurement, Stakes, Implications’, organised by the Centre for Space and Place at Wageningen University. She discussed the everyday practical and political challenges in making population statistics for Europe’s Overseas Countries and Territories (the OCTs, or countries and regions that have special[…]
On November 24 and 25 Francisca delivered two presentations on trust in official statistics, both co-authored with Evelyn Ruppert. On November 24 she spoke about ‘technologies of trust’ at the 28th Conference of the Estonian Statistical Society “Household in surveys and registers”. On November 25 she presented ARITHMUS empirical findings, arguing that attending to the[…]
November is National Novel Writing Month (see http://nanowrimo.org/). Although we do not write novels, we are interested in the writing process and trying out new ways of writing together. Focussing on academic writing, we organised two activities: Baki Cakici organised ‘Sit down and write’ (co-organised with Katherine Robinson, Goldsmiths): weekly two-hour ‘write-ins’ open to everybody.[…]
On October 5, 2016, Francisca will discuss conceptual and practical considerations related to doing ethnography in a team. Her presentation is titled ‘Doing a transversal ethnography: How the people make the data (ARITHMUS)’. Among others, she will address the infrastructure supporting and shaping the nature of collaboration, especially software for qualitative data analysis. The talk[…]
Funda Ustek and Francisca Grommé presented on July 5th in the panel ‘What counts as evidence? Quantification in policy practices’. This panel was organised by Francisca and Thomas Franssen (CWTS, Leiden University). Funda talked about the problem of qualifying the unknown in her presentation ‘ “Give me a guesstimate, how many refugees are there?” The[…]