The video showcases the ‘ethno-graphic’ approach as an agency-induced participatory tool, fostering transdisciplinarity in (urban) socioecological research and actions. It applies lessons from practical projects to validate the novelty of the framework. The approach is aligned to the PEIP agenda of using ethnography and visualization techniques in exploring urban space, and advancing urban sustainability especially for complex urbanscapes of the global South. Here, the PEIP project team from IIT Kharagpur – Jenia Mukherjee and Shreyashi Bhattacharya – demonstrate empirical examples from socioecological settings of (eastern) India towards, exploration, dissemination, and curation of (urban) nature, integrating conventional ethnography with participatory videography, photography, cartography, and transect walks. Finally, the video also introduces the 5Is of ‘ethno-graphy’: Interactive, Immersive, Innovative, Informative, and Inclusive; substantiating the step-by-step application of the method and its efficacy in forging academia-practitioner exchange and engagement in actuating socioecological sustainability.