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UCL MAL is a student-led research network aimed at developing innovative methods for anthropological practice. We experiment with diverse tools and mediums for gathering data and presenting research, including sound, film, VR/360 video, AI, performance, exhibitions and installations, and explore how they can contribute towards alternative forms of anthropological thinking. If anthropology is to remain relevant today we must develop new forms of practice which can dialogue with more diverse audiences, collaborate with colleagues across disciplines, and disrupt existing models of thought.

LOCATION:                MS, Brazil 

MEDIUM:                     360 Video, Ambisonic Sound, Sound, Video,

                                         Photogrammetry, Photography, 

SUPPORTED BY:       British Museum 

LOCATION:                MS, Brazil 

MEDIUM:                    Sound, Video, Interactive Map

SUPPORTED BY:       Global Engagement Fund

This project aims to document the material processes and technical knowledge through which Guarani &  Kaiowá ceremonial houses are constructed and the ritual practices that these structures enable. A wide range of recording techniques will be used in the process of documentation. All the recordings will be delivered to the British Museum's Endangered Material Knowledges Program

This project aims to create an interactive map showing the incidence and geographical distribution of violence against women in Guarani and Kaiowá indigenous communities in Brazil. This partnership with Guarani and Kaiowá indigenous communities seeks to support indigenous women’s strategies to combat gender inequalities by providing a digital infrastructure which allows gender-based violence to be monitored and made visible.

LOCATION:                Mato Grosso do Sul

MEDIUM:                     VR, 360 Video, Ambisonic Sound, 

                                         Photogrammetry, Photography, 

SUPPORTED BY:       UCL Grand Challenges Special Initiatives

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LOCATION:                 MS, Brazil

MEDIUM:                      360 Video, Ambisonic Sound, Sound, Video,      

                                          Photogrammetry, Photography, 

SUPPORTED BY:        FIMI

In this project, UCL MAL will produce collaboratively with the Guarani & Kaiowá indigenous women, a Virtual Museum supported on the Mozilla Hubs platform. This Virtual Museum project seeks to address concerns raised by indigenous communities regarding community access to heritage management by creating a digital infrastructure through which local communities can preserve, curate, and display their material and immaterial cultural heritage.

This project is a collaborative knowledge-exchange between UCL MAL and the Kuñangue Aty Guasu: the Guarani & Kaiowá indigenous women’s council meeting, which this year will take place online In tandem, we are finalising preparations for MAL’s Multimedia Encounters conference, and the translation of this event into an online format invites us to reflect on the parallels between the knowledge practices of indigenous communities and those of anthropologists.

LOCATION:                Tate Modern, UK

MEDIUM:                     Exhibition 360 Video, VR, AR, Sound 

SUPPORTED BY:       UCL

This exhibition examined technologies of capture and perspective exchange, exploring their role in both art and anthropology. Taking place in the context of Higher Resolution, as part of TATE Exchange, we led a workshop that explored how ways of seeing and believing encode themselves into technological objects.

LOCATION:                 MS, Brazil 

MEDIUM:                      360 Video, VR, Photogrammetry 

SUPPORTED BY:        UCL Grand Challenges 

From the Other's Point of View is an interdisciplinary project developing practical mechanisms for immersive technologies to change the ways human-environment relationships are perceived and understood. This is especially important in the context of contemporary environmental crises where the prevalence of exploitative human-environment relationships threaten global ecologies, leading to an increased urgency to both interrogate these exploitative relationships and to explore alternatives.