Sexta, 26. Outubro 2018, Portugal, Why the World Needs Anthropologists: Designing the Future

DESIGNING THE FUTURE


We are proud to announce the 6th edition of the annual event, Why the World Needs Anthropologists, a symposium that explores the different applications of anthropology beyond traditional academia.

This year’s edition, entitled DESIGNING THE FUTURE, focuses on design anthropology, its methods, practical applications, and its potential for framing the future of humanity around the world.

It examines human-centred design and design thinking with emphasis on the value of ethnography in these type of processes and techniques. Acknowledging the opportunities arising from a collaborative approach between anthropology and design. The event will bring together researchers, designers, and developers from various domains to ensure an enriched discussion, facilitate collaborations, create innovation momentum, and provide a networking platform for new job opportunities.

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> Participant-led PechaKucha (see website) <
> Exhibition stands at Design Hotspot (see website) <

The event will be held in the lovely city of Lisbon, Portugal, 26-27 October 2018.

SPEAKERS

JOSÉ MANUEL DOS SANTOS
Head of Design and User Experience at Philips Lighting

José Manuel dos Santos is a designer, thought leader and a passionate entrepreneur. He is a holder of MA in Industrial Design from Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design (UK) and an Executive MA in Product Design and Development from the Northwestern University (USA).

Talk: FOR HUMAN CENTRIC DESIGN: WORK WITH HUMAN CENTRIC SPECIALISTS!

SARAH PINK
Distinguished Professor at RMIT University

Sarah Pink's research focuses on emerging technologies, automated futures and design for wellbeing. Originally trained as an anthropologist, her research is interdisciplinary and international. Selected recent books include: Uncertainty and Possibility (2018), Anthropologies and Futures (2017), Theoretical Scholarship and Applied Practice (2017), Making Homes (2017) and Digital Materialities (2017).

Talk: WILL MY SELF-DRIVING CAR **** ME?

JAMER HUNT
Vice Provost for Transdisciplinary Initiatives at The New School

Jamer Hunt collaboratively designs open and flexible programs for participation that respond to emergent cultural conditions. He is the Vice Provost for Transdisciplinary Initiatives at The New School, where he was a founding director (2009-2015) of the graduate program in Transdisciplinary Design at Parsons School of Design. He is also Visiting Design Researcher at the Institute of Design in Umea, Sweden.

Talk: THE ANXIOUS SPACE BETWEEN DESIGN AND ETHNOGRAPHY

ANNA KIRAH
Managing Director at Design Without Borders

Anna Kirah is an internationally respected design anthropologist and psychologist known for pioneering the people-centric approach to innovation and change management. Her passions are co-creation and working with “transdisciplinary” teams.

Talk: AVOIDING THE APOCALYPSE: A DESIGN ANTHROPOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVE ON REFLECTED CHANGE

ALISSE WATERSTON
Presidential Scholar at CUNY

Alisse Waterston is Presidential Scholar and Professor of Anthropology, City University of New York, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, and immediate past-President of the American Anthropological Association.

Closing Plenary: TOWARDS DESIGNING THE FUTURE: COLLABORATION, INNOVATION, AND SUSTAINABILITY IN SERVICE OF ANTHROPOLOGY AND THE WORLD

For full abstracts, see WWNA website.

The complete program will be announced on 1 June 2018.

REGISTRATION

The event aims to assure equal access by providing a FREE-OF-CHARGE entrance to all participants.

We welcome individuals, public institutions, NGOs, companies, governmental agencies and universities. If our event had a slogan, it would be “the more, the merrier”, so, tell your colleagues, classmates and friends. We are looking forward to meeting you!

SUBSCRIBE now via Google Form and don’t miss any updates:


A full online registration will open on 1 June 2018.

Also, the call for participation for our release Pecha Kucha presentations will be circulated in June 2018. Keep tuned!

Be Design Hotspot contributor! For more info, see WWNA website.

ORGANISING TEAM
Dan Podjed, Pavel Borecký, Verónica Reyero, Pablo Mondragón Valero, Laura Korčulanin, Hélène Veiga Gomes, Hugo Rocha

STEERING COMMITTEE
Isabel Cardana (APA), Emilia Duarte (IADE-UE), Ana Margarida Ferreira (IADE-UE), Mafalda Melo Sousa (CRIA-ISCTE), Antónia Pedroso de Lima (CRIA-ISCTE), Clara Saraiva (APA)

ADVISORY BOARD
Lawrence Agbemabiese, Ellen Bal, Sandra Bell, Alenka Bezjak Mlakar, Lenora Bohren, Simone Borile, Carlo A. Cubero, Lu Ann De Cunzo, Jurij Fikfak, Meta Gorup, Carla Guerrón Montero, Duška Knežević Hočevar, Kristin Kuutma, Art Leete, Rajko Muršič, Desirée Pangerc, Jaka Repič, Klāvs Sedlenieks, Veronica Strang, Peter Simonič, Giulia Sinatti, Ülo Valk, Rhoda Woets

ORGANISERS
EASA Applied Anthropology Network, CRIA – Centro em Rede de Investigação de Antropologia, APA – Associação Portuguesa de Antropologia, UNIDCOM/IADE - Universidade Europeia - Unidade de Investigação em Design e Comunicação

PARTNERS
Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts,
Slovenian Ethnological and Anthropological Association Kula, Give a ****, VU Amsterdam, University of Ljubljana, University of Delaware

SPONSORS
EASA Applied Anthropology Network, IADE-UE, UNIDCOM-IADE, CRIA, APA

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