The field notes and sketches exhibited at John Hartell Gallery in Cornell AAP and The Cooper Union were taken from DuFour’s field notebook, used during his ethnographic fieldwork. They, together with the exhibited photographs, capture significant aspects of lived experience in the field, and indicate the methodological dimensions of DuFour’s fieldwork. They offer insight into the concrete workings of fieldwork, in which writing functioned as a mode of experience. Apart from one of the sketches—the plan of a room—these notes and sketches were not included in the published book and were exhibited for the first time.
The initial book launch for Husserl and Spatiality took place on February 11, 2022 at The Cooper Union which included a panel discussion with Tao DuFour, Leslie Hewitt, Natalie Melas, Elizabeth O'Donnell, Jorge Otero-Pailos, and Anthony Vidler alongside an exhibition of field notes, sketches, and photographs of the reuniões ritual structure of Candomblé. A second book launch and accompanying exhibition took place on March 28, 2022 at John Hartell Gallery, Cornell AAP, including a panel discussion with Tao DuFour, Viranjini Munasinghe, Jeremy Foster, and Maria Goula, moderated by Sean Anderson.