Funda Ustek-Spilsda will be presenting with Marja Alastalo (Uni. of Eastern Finland) in Baki’s panel on software sorted subjectivities of asylum seekers. More specifically: how various levels of inclusion and exclusion of asylum seekers happens through software. Baki Cakici will present “Knowing the whole: personal identification number as statistical infrastructure” in the panel titled “Data[…]
As part of an ongoing interest in non-individualised academic practices, ARITHMUS and LSE colleagues organised a day of structured group writing on June 11, 2018 (see Murray and Newton, 2009).
How might citizen-generated data contribute to rethinking the fundamental assumption in official statistics that residence, home and work are aligned in a single state? This is the question of an ongoing experiment being conducted by ARITHMUS at the Department of Sociology on the category of ‘usual residents’, an international standard for defining a population base.[…]
On 17 May 2018 all ARITHMUS researchers participated in the seminar ‘Research Collaboration – Reflections on Theories, Concepts, Methods, Practices’ which was attended by four ERC funded teams. In their presentation they reflected on the challenges of overcoming methodological nationalism (see Working Paper no. 1). The seminar was held at the Netherlands Institute for Advanced[…]
ARITHMUS is part of a six-day cross-platform event, spanning the visual arts, film, photography, design, architecture, the spoken and written word and live art. The event, Who Are We? is curated and produced by Tate Exchange Associates, and taking place from 14-19 March 2017 at the new Tate Exchange building. Who Are We? reflects on identity, belonging, migration and citizenship[…]
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 June 10th, 2016, the third ARITHMUS method workshop, titled Classification Practices: Theories, Subjectivities and Politics, took place at Goldsmiths. The workshop. The ARITHMUS team uses ethnographic methods to learn about the challenges of methodological diversification in census methods, and their implications for the enactment of the population of Europe. These workshops aim to develop the[…]
The second ARITHMUS method workshop titled “Tracing Algorithmic Practices” took place on 2-3 November 2015 at Goldsmiths, University of London. It was organised to address the practical problem of doing a collaborative, multi-sited large-scale ethnographic study involving statisticians who work with algorithms of different scales and complexities. Fourteen researchers from various social science disciplines participated[…]