National Museum of Ethnology, Japan "TRAJECTORIA"

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At the busy intersection of Visual Anthropology, Museums, and Art, where the paths of the editors-in-chief have crossed, TRAJECTORIA seeks to stretch the boundaries and expand the scope of scholarship in visual practice and representation. We aim to offer a creative and experimental place where contributors can scrutinise current trends in anthropological research, critically explore both well-established ideas and innovative concepts, and enrich a plethora of visual genres and praxes.

TRAJECTORIA strives to encourage collaborations and dialogues between researchers from a variety of disciplinary and practical perspectives, facilitating the emergence of new connections and dynamic synergies. To allow for open discussions on current, pressing issues as well as external scrutiny of our goals and views, we have introduced a new section from Volume 2 onwards, called ‘Carte Blanche’. In this segment, a member of the editorial team or a contributor to a given volume is invited to freely and creatively reflect upon any topic, view, or concept published in TRAJECTORIA.

TRAJECTORIA aims to raise the bar on quality of content and form in visual research, which is reflected not only in the meticulous attention each contribution receives through peer review but also in the commitment of our editorial and design team to fine-tune the argument, style, and layout of all submissions. We are very excited to have embarked on this journey and look forward to discovering who our fellow travellers will be.

Itsushi Kawase
National Museum of Ethnology, Japan
Rossella Ragazzi
University Museum UMAK, The Arctic University of Norway
Inge Daniels
University of Oxford, UK
Kaoru Suemori
National Museum of Ethnology, Japan
2024 Vol.5
2023 Vol.4
2022 Vol.3
2021 Vol.2
2020 Vol.1