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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 > Thematic workshops <
 > Participant-led PechaKucha (info in “Registration”) <
> Exhibition stands at Design Hotspot (info in “Registration”) <

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

The complete program will be announced on 1 June 2018, 
with the opening of full online registration.

Speakers

José Manuel dos Santos

Head of Design & User Experience | Americas at Philips Lighting

Sarah Pink

Distinguished Professor at RMIT University

Jamer Hunt

Vice Provost for Transdisciplinary Initiatives at The New School

Anna Kirah

Managing Director at Design Without Borders

Alisse Waterston

Presidential Scholar at CUNY

Organisers

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The event is supported by People-Centred Development Approaches in Practical and Learning Environments, the international project co-funded by the European Union under the Erasmus+ Programme.