The impossibility / fear of the outside limited ‘field-work’ for academic endeavours. At SEA, the idea of ‘self as the field’ was strategized as a response. In this case, one’s body, house and neighbourhood became the field – and one’s mind became a repository of memories and experiences from where many notes / observations could be put together. While this limited and scaled down the field in some ways; it also expanded the idea of the field inside oneself. When forty such fields came together and shared notes in a virtual classroom, the city was reconstructed with these insides.