Building a Bike Movement in Autopia: An Experiment in Group Ethnography, Fri., Apr. 12, 2013 at 7pm

What:       Building a Bike Movement in Autopia: An Experiment in Group Ethnography                   Where:    L.A. Eco-Village (directions)             When:      Friday, April 12, 2013 from 7 to 9 pm

 

Come join us for an experimental event where participants in the Los Angeles bike movement will create a group ethnography of the movement’s growth and impact on wider transportation culture in L.A. We will reflect on the history and future of bicycling in a famously car-dominated city, using ethnography as a tool for understanding social change. Rather than producing a definitive history of L.A.’s bike movement, the outcome of the event will be a website (http://labikemvmt.org/) where different narratives and timelines are available to researchers, advocates, and members of the public.

This event is open to anyone interested in experimental ethnography or transportation culture and policy in Los Angeles. It’s being organized by former ecovillager Adonia Lugo as part of the Bicicultures Roadshow, a series of talks and activities happening in L.A. and Davis in April that focus on qualitative studies of bicycling, with facilitation by Ron Milam, another former ecovillager and the founding executive director of the Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition. Sponsored by the Center for Ethnography at UC Irvine.

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