Research Associate (Research Institute for Sustainability Helmholtz Centre Potsdam)
Anne Chahine is a practice-based researcher with an interest in multimodal and collaborative approaches to knowledge-making, decolonizing research methods, co-creation, and visual anthropology.
Anne is based in the beautiful countryside south of Berlin, Germany and works as a Research Associate in the Arctic Governance Group at the Research Institute for Sustainability Helmholtz Centre Potsdam (RIFS). She received her PhD from the Anthropology Department at Aarhus University in Denmark, while being a fellow at the research network Participatory Memory Practices (POEM), funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme. In her dissertation, Anne offers a reflection on the particularities of executing a research project with young Kalaallit (Greenlandic) adults in Kalaallit Nunaat (Greenland) and Denmark, research sites marked by contemporary colonial dependencies, structures, and domination. She uses multimodality and collaboration as overall methodological frames to think with and to (co-)create knowledge.
Her short documentaries Memory is Not About the Past (2017 | 19min | Germany), Beirut in Two Words (2014 | 29min | Lebanon) and Looking for Mr. Right Now (2015 | 15min | Germany) were invited to various film festivals, such as the Society for Visual and Media Anthropology Film Media Festival, USA – 2016, NAFA Filmfest Bergen, Norway – 2016, Ethnocineca Vienna, Austria – 2015 and the Lebanese Film Festival Australia – 2014. Anne has worked in the fields of media installation and theatre production since 2004 and founded her own business, Pixelmarie, as the sole proprietor. She has experience in project management and consulting, content creation, show control and video design and has worked on a wide range of productions around the world. Her photo-book Roaming the Cities was published in 2014 and is a collection of photographs from that period in her life, portraying her personal perceptions of Beirut, Tokyo, Beijing, Yerevan, London and New York.
Her positionality, having an East German background and the experience of living in unified Germany after the fall of the Berlin wall, has shaped the way she approaches her work, as it provides a certain degree of sensibility towards the effect that unequal relations of power, biases, and preconceived narratives can have.
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2018-2022 PhD at the Department of Anthropology, Aarhus University, Aarhus, Denmark
2014-2016 Master of Arts in Visual and Media Anthropology, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany
2010-2014 Bachelor of Arts in Media Design, University of Applied Science Cologne, Germany
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