Art Moves Africa – Retracing Roots and Tracing New Routes: Mobility and Touring in North Africa

A study by Lara Bourdin for Art Moves Africa, October 2019

A study by Lara Bourdin for Art Moves Africa, October 2019

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19<br />

Methodology<br />

METH<br />

ODOL<br />

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The research for this study was conducted between<br />

December 2018 <strong>and</strong> April 2019. It is primarily based<br />

on <strong>in</strong>terviews that were conducted with n<strong>in</strong>ety<br />

artists <strong>and</strong> cultural operators spread across <strong>North</strong><br />

<strong>Africa</strong>, as well as neighbour<strong>in</strong>g regions.<br />

OGY<br />

The research was divided <strong>in</strong>to three overlapp<strong>in</strong>g<br />

phases:<br />

I<br />

II<br />

III<br />

Identification of artists, cultural<br />

operators, spaces <strong>and</strong> stakeholders<br />

(December 2018 <strong>–</strong> February 2019)<br />

Interviews (December 2018 <strong>–</strong> March 2019)<br />

a) Field visit to Casablanca <strong>and</strong> Rabat,<br />

December 10 <strong>–</strong> 16, 2018<br />

b) Desk-based <strong>in</strong>terviews, Skype <strong>and</strong><br />

WhatsApp.<br />

Two respondents asked to<br />

respond <strong>in</strong> writ<strong>in</strong>g.<br />

Report compilation (March <strong>–</strong> April 2019)<br />

Interviews were primarily conducted via Skype,<br />

with the exception of sixteen <strong>in</strong>terviews which<br />

were conducted <strong>in</strong>-person dur<strong>in</strong>g a field visit to<br />

Casablanca <strong>and</strong> Rabat <strong>in</strong> December 2018 <strong>and</strong> two<br />

which were conducted <strong>in</strong> writ<strong>in</strong>g. The methodology<br />

was semi-structured, follow<strong>in</strong>g a questionnaire<br />

prepared <strong>in</strong> advance by the AMA Secretariat. This<br />

method was chosen <strong>in</strong> the <strong>in</strong>terest of allow<strong>in</strong>g an<br />

organic conversation to develop <strong>and</strong> to guide the<br />

direction of the <strong>in</strong>terview.

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