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


that explores different possibilities for the use of anthropology beyond academia.

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

It presents the value of ethnography in design thinking and human-centred design and emphasises the opportunities arising from a collaborative approach of anthropology and design working hand in hand. The event will bring together researchers, designers and developers from various domains to assure an enriched discussion, facilitate collaborations, create innovation momentum, and provide a networking platform for new job opportunities.

> Top speakers <
 > 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.


Sarah Pink

Distinguished Professor at RMIT University

José Manuel dos Santos

Head of Design and User Experience at Philips Lighting

Jamer Hunt

Vice Provost for Transdisciplinary Initiatives at The New School

Anna Kirah

Managing Director at Design Without Borders


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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.