Theorizing the Contemporary: Pedagogies at Present
This essay tracks, archives, marks, and assigns a number of artifacts to characterize pedagogies at present, in conversation with an anthropology of the contemporary that is called in to ask what is going on in the world and why. It elicits also the work that is going on and the work that is needed to be done. Concepts adjacent to this include: epistemic cultures, generational epistemologies, thought communities,
Such an anthropology is non-linear and shifts locations and standpoints to make itself known and work in the world. A timeline may at first appear to be a linear form, but, the will of the creator to assign and mark different artifacts and therefore to magnify, shorten, collide, populate, and abandon specific moments, makes the timeline form available for non-linear thought.
Prerna Srigyan and Nadine Tanio. 20 February 2023, "Theorizing the Contemporary: Pedagogies at Present ", STS Infrastructures, Platform for Experimental Collaborative Ethnography, last modified 8 March 2023, accessed 3 October 2023. https://stsinfrastructures.org/content/theorizing-contemporary-pedagogies-present