We are proud to announce the launch of the 9th annual Why the World Needs Anthropologists, a symposium that explores the different applications of anthropology beyond traditional academia.

Following the uproarious success of WWNA 2020, the first WWNA symposium to be hosted online, the Network continues to plan for a fully fledged event to take place in Prague in 2021. However, due to the continued uncertainty surrounded the COVID-19 pandemic, we strongly recommend that those interested use the form opposite to sign up to updates about the event planning.

At next year’s edition, Mobilising the Planet, we aim to create a collective movement to confront some of the most pressing and challenging global issues of our time. We want to discuss and act on current social movements: how they emerge, disseminate and create space for different ways of socio-cultural transformation across the globe.

In an era of multilayered global crisis, witnessing amplified racial biases, segregation, inequality, polarisation, and the collapse of our democratic institutions and of our geosphere, we will create space for cooperation, inspiration and mutual learning.

We want to inform change for the better. We want to be inspired not only to think more, but also to do more. We want to listen to change-makers who are creating movements across the globe that can inspire us to roll up our sleeves and take action.

Mobilising the Planet welcomes people from different backgrounds to share their stories, ideas and experiences. Following the paradigm shift from anthropocentric to life-centric, we want to discuss how to create sustainable and liveable futures for different forms of life across the planet Earth, by quitting the reduction of human and non-human life to mere resources to be exploited at our will.

🚨SAVE THE DATE🚨 The event will be held in Prague, Czech Republic, from 10-12 September 2021.

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