Building on last year’s success, the University of Washington Honors program will repeat the experience of the Virtual Knowledge Studio (VKS) summer school for graduate and advanced undergraduate students.
The topic of the summer school is Pragmatic Tolerance & Urban Culture in Amsterdam:
International research through the lens of Interdisciplinarity and with the use of e-research practices
Learning partners will include the University of Washington Undergraduate Honors Program, The Virtual Knowledge Studio (VKS), Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the University of Amsterdam (UvA) International School for Humanities and Social Sciences.
Several colleagues will contribute to the summerschool. Together with Andrea Scharnhorst and the students from the ‘wayfinding project’ and myself will gather on Tuesday 21 August, from 13.00 to 15.30 at the VKS for a working session. The aims of this session are to link experiences with researching wayfinding of the group to a conceptual framework. We will also discuss how to develop a reflexive stance in doing research.
Andrea and I will also talk about how different social sciences have approached the issue of wayfinding, and the conditions and consequences of these approaches. The focus will be on ethnography and modelling based on complexity theory, and including Evolino.
I am very much looking forward to this, as last year’s experience was one of the most enjoyable teaching experiences I have had. This year’s group also seems very thoughtful and outgoing. I have come across a blog from one of the students, Sunil Garg, and of the honours programme.