In October 2017 the fifth edition of the annual symposium
Why the World Needs Anthropologists
explored how energy professionals and anthropologists can cooperate
to design and deploy energy innovations that alter the world for the better.

 Top speakers.
Thematic workshops.
Exhibition stands.


José Manuel dos Santos

Head of Design and User Experience at Philips Lighting

Anna Kirah

Managing Director at Design Without Borders

Sarah Pink

Distinguished Professor at RMIT University


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This event is a result of DriveGreen: the project to develop a culture-sensitive smartphone app for the promotion of sustainable mobility.

This event is a result of People-Centred Development Approaches in Practical and Learning Environments: the international project co-funded by the European Union under the Erasmus+ Programme.