Listen to a sound notebook based on the workshop.

Download as mp3 (15.4MB) or listen in a pop-up window while on-line.

Read an essay by Amanda Ravetz, with a preface by Pavel Büchler, on the workshop

The documentation of the workshop is available as a CD-ROM: find out how to order a copy.

‘What happens when artists and anthropologists are asked to do something together rather than talk from the safety of their own practice?’
Anna Grimshaw, Connecting Art and Anthropology participant.


The Connecting Art and Anthropology (CAA) workshop brought together 14 international artists and anthropologists to explore some possible answers to this question. Over three days in January 2007 participants used active forms of dialogue and response to uncover connections and overlaps between their socially responsive practices.


This website documents and reflects on the workshop, presenting the original programme and brief for shared activity along with transcripts, images, questions and reports generated by the event alongside an essay and a specially commissioned sound notebook.

On day one participants presented their work through the medium of an object. On the second day, participants divided into three groups to respond to the brief. On the third day each group presented their responses to the rest of the workshop.