In 2019 we will bring together hands and minds that build our cities with a view to inspire and incite action, foster fruitful collaborations and exchange ideas and practices towards participating actively in the cities we live, build and work in.

Why The World Needs Anthropologists is a provocatively titled annual showdown, bursting out of the intersections of human-centred, critically oriented academia and innovative creative industries.

Join us for immersive plenary sessions, engage with like-minded creative professionals, students and graduates at the City Hotspot exhibition, test, learn and investigate new services products, and ideas at exclusive thematic workshops and wow that pulsing crowd with your Perspectives case study presentations. On top of all that, we’ve partnered with iconic local venues to showcase Oslo’s finest urban face (and your most experimental dance moves)..and after all’s said and done at WWNA19, we’d love to have you sipping a well earned Sunday coffee with your hosts, at the annual European Applied Anthropology Network Meeting, before being whisked off on your tour of the city’s sights. 

If all of this sounds appealing, then Sustaining Cities is right up your street!

EASA Applied Anthropology Network

The Applied Anthropology Network (AAA) is the main European platform dedicated to the exchange of information and experiences related to practical applications of anthropology and ethnography. It enables a circular transfer of knowledge between academia, private and public sectors, NGOs, interest groups, students and other individuals.
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“An amazing conference! And definitely one of the best I have been to. Looking forward to the next one.”

Sarah Pink, Professor of Design and Emerging Technologies at Monash University (2018)

“What I really appreciated was the variety of formats and ways of engaging. It made things much more dynamic and thought-provoking.”

Jamer Hunt, Vice Provost for Transdisciplinary Initiatives at The New School (2018)

“The energy was terrific, and I am thrilled to have met so many fantastic people and hear awesome presentations. I had fun and learned a great deal.”

Alisse Waterston, ex-President of AAA and Professor of Anthropology at CUNY (2018)