GEOFFREY GOWLLAND

Geoffrey Gowlland is Researcher at the Museum of Cultural History, University of Oslo, Norway. An anthropologist by training, he has been conducting ethnographic field research among the indigenous people of Taiwan, specifically the Paiwan people, since 2011. He is interested in processes of revitalisation of material culture practices and their significance for the political claims of indigenous people, as well as in processes of learning of craft techniques and skill acquisition. In prior research, he explored the recent history and contemporary production of ceramics in China’s ‘Capital of Pottery’ (Dingshuzhen), and in Taiwan’s ceramics production centre of Yingge