Message posted on 24/01/2024

Tomorrow: webinar on images, ageing and care with Inge Daniels

Dear Colleagues,

This is a reminder on behalf of the Care and Images Collective to please join us tomorrow, on Thursday for the inaugural webinar on images, ageing, and care with Inge Daniels.

Thursday, January 25, 2024 18.00-19.30 Central European time 17.00-18:30 Greenwich Mean time 12.00-13:30 Eastern, North America

The Zoom link is here.

Inge Daniels film She Waves at Me explores what it feels like to be an aging body in an aging housing estate in Central London. The film, based on 18 months of ethnographic fieldwork (2020-2022), juxtaposes the intricate care that goes into maintaining the buildings and their surroundings with elderly inhabitants struggles and strategies to create safe and comfortable homes for themselves and their loved ones. The webinar will be 90 minutes long, starting with Inges short introduction to the film, followed by our watching the film together (20 minutes long), and ending with a Q&A for 20-30 minutes.

Inge Daniels is a visual anthropologist based at the Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology at the University of Oxford. Her research interests include housing, atmosphere, and the built environment. She has conducted several ethnographies in Japan culminating in a 2010 monograph The Japanese House. She has also had an ongoing interest in curation and exhibitions, which resulted in the book What are Exhibitions for? (2019) which is based on an ethnography of visitors to the 2012 exhibition at the Museum of the Home in London. She is currently the Principal Investigator of the Disobedient Buildings project, which looks at housing, well-being and welfare in the U.K., Romania and Norway, and was funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council for four years from January 2020 (see

This webinar series gathers anthropologists and image-makers interested in exploring the ontological and epistemological connections between images, aging, and care, treating the relationship and these phenomena as requiring and inviting interrogation. It is sponsored by the Association for Anthropology, Gerontology and the Life Course (AAGE), the Care and Images Collective, the European Association of Social Anthropologists Age and Generations Network (AgeNet) and the Network for Visual Anthropology of the European Association of Social Anthropologists (VANEASA).

VANEASA is co-sponsoring a series of events on this theme throughout 2024. The next three webinars will be with:

With best wishes, Barbara Pieta and Paolo Favero (Care and Images Collective) with Cati Coe (AAGE)

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