Methods Clinic with Afshin Mehrpouya – The epistemological value of shadows and the politics of visibility in qualitative inquiries
Afshin Mehrpouya on “The epistemological value of shadows and the politics of visibility in qualitative inquiries"
As silence is celebrated by sound, complexity highlights simplicity in a legacy of contradiction that leads the gaze from what is loud and visible to what might be neither. “Thus darkness illuminates,” writes Junichiro Tanizaki, and though it is easy to remain an admirer of such expression, it is a subject desiring to be picked up, questioned, examined. Does the invisible construct matter? How and why do we attach immaterial values to material entities? What is there to be found in shadows and flaws for a scientist? What does the presence of shadows tell us? And what role does aestheticism play in what we do?
Together with Afshin Mehrpouya from HEC Paris, we will discuss the epistemological value of shadows and the politics of visibility in qualitative inquiries in our upcoming seminar. Afshin is an associate professor of accounting and management control systems at HEC Paris, where he researches the role of performance measurement in transnational governance. His interests lie in the construction and use of calculative knowledge forms such as rankings and ratings.
Grab your drink of choice and join us in tracing the invisible!
When: 26th of May 2020, 13:00-15:00
Where: Zoom - Register to receive our link (see email below)
What: Seminar presentation and informal discussions amongst all of us
To Dos: Register and do a task to prepare that we will share upon registration
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