after george e. marcus repeatedly put forward his approach to concentrate on the issue of collaboration (see cultural anthropology vol 23, no. 1, 2008: 1-15) anthropologi.info reports a brief conversation with marcus in recently in oslo and probably more interesting, a good choice of links to marcus’ work and articles. see george marcus at anthropologi.info
my favourite on this issue, however, is jean luc nancy’s – being singular plural. nancy’s attempt to re-think community. a fruitful approach for ethnographic methodology (see nachrichtenwelten, download at transcript-verlag, click *leseprobe*), as well as for thoughts on inter- and transdisciplinarity. for example as practised in the 2006 project how to put things we can/not space , a co-operation / collaboration amongst artists and academics in order to explore space and participation, poetics and politics – and methods to do so. more ideas concerning this issue at mitarbeiten by koentje / frey.