We are proud to announce the 6th edition of the annual event


a symposium that explores the different applications of anthropology beyond traditional academia.

This year’s edition, entitled Designing the Future, focused on design anthropology, its methods, practical applications, and its potential for framing the future of humanity around the world.

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

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


Dan Podjed

ZRC SAZU / EASA Applied Anthropology Network

Rosa Maria Perez

Professor of Anthropology at ISCTE-University Institute of Lisbon

Miguel Vale De Almeida

Professor of Anthropology at ISCTE-University Institute of Lisbon

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


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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.