3.90.162 Art-based research in Nakivale Settlement


  • Fr , 04.11.2016 14:00 - 18:00
  • Sa , 05.11.2016 09:00 - 13:00


This workshop is organised in the context of the study programme EMMIR - for readings and further information please contact

Matteo Carognani, Carlos Morgado

This workshop will be divided into two parts. The first day will focus on the different dimensions of Nakivale and the potential role of Art Based Research in this setting; the second day will provide space for interaction, discussion and reflections of a potential continuation of what might have involuntarily started with Sauti Zetu – or art based research projects in other settings.
All this should have the ultimate goals of developing new ideas for creating continuity and sustainability, with a critical eye on ethics; and of providing students with as much information as possible and therefore orienting their internship preparation, however highlighting the fact that there's no way to plan everything in advance.

• Barnes 2009. Drawing a Line - A discussion of ethics in participatory arts with Refugees (p. 34-40; 7 pp.)
• Chenail 2008. "But is it research?" A review of Patricia Leavy "Methods Meet Art: Art Based Practices" (p.7-10; 4 pp.)
• Leavy 2009. Methods Meet Art. Chapter 1: Social Research and the Creative Arts – An Introduction (p.1-24; 24 pp)
• O'Neill 2008. Transnational Refugees: the Transformative Role of Art (19 pp.)
• Rodgers 2008. 'Hanging Out' with forced migrants: Methodological and ethical challenges. (2 pp.)

• Agier 2011. "Managing The Undesirable. "3. An ethnologist in the Refugee Camps + 4. The interminable Insomnia of Exile: The Camp as an Ordinary Exceptionalism". (p. 63-86; 24 pp.)
• Agier 2011. "Managing The Undesirable. "Part Three. After the Camps.. + 10. If this is a Town + 11. If this is a World + 12. If this is a government.". (p. 177-210; 34 pp.)
• Harrell Bond 2002. "Can Humanitarian Work with Refugees Be Humane?" (33 pp.)
• Refugee Studies Centre 2013. Refugee Livelihoods in Kampala, Nakivale and Kyangwali Refugee Settlement - Patterns of engagement with the private sector. (20 pp.)

Both Matteo Carbognani and Carlos Morgado are EMMIR graduates; they both spent time at Nakivale refugee settlement in Nakivale and dedicated their theses to issues around Art based research in the settlement setting.



  • ipb618 Transculturality and Cultural Mobility
  • kul250 Exemplarische Analyse Materieller Kultur und ihrer Vermittlung
  • mir120 Evaluating und Developing Research Methods for Transcultural Contexts


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