PROGRAMME AND FAQs

The Applied Anthropology Network is proud to announce the programme for WWNA 2022: Re/Generation in Berlin, Germany. Day 1 will set out four exciting keynote talks on bold and engaging topics based on the strands of this year’s theme. Day 2 will see a day of WWNA staples, action and inspiration-focused Workshops and snappy, energetic Perspectives presentations. Day 3 will open with an exciting documentary screening, get hands-on with attendees around what they need for their applied work, and allow us to blow off some steam as we celebrate this the tenth edition of Why the World Needs Anthropologists.

Details about how attendees can participate and engage online will be announced here soon.

Details about catering will be added to the programme soon.

Programme

Day 1
23 Sep 2022
Day 2
24 Sep 2022
Day 3
25 Sep 2022

Registration, Moving Hotspot & Cloud of War

Back to programme Moving Hotspot: As you arrive and complete registration, participants are free to engage with event sponsors and partners at the Moving Hotspot, a dedicated exhibition area for...
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Welcome to the Why the World Needs Anthropologists

Back to programme In kicking off our three-day fest of ideas, knowledge and capacity building, our attendees are welcomed by our co-convenors, Lora Koycheva and Markus Rothmüller; WWNA founder, Dan...
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Re/Generation Talk I: David Prendergast

Back to programme David Prendergast: “Ethnography, Technology Design, and the Future of ‘Ageing-in-Place’” David Prendergast is a social anthropologist and Professor of Science, Technology and Society at Maynooth University in...
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David Prendergast
David Prendergast

Apply Clubs Presentations

Back to programme Keep an eye out for our short informative videos to be screened between talks all throughout day 1. Apply Club leaders will present their clubs, their missions,...
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Re/Generation Talk II: Katia Dumont

Back to programme Katia Dumont: “Anthropology and the re/generation of relationships in creating a flourishing future” Katia Dumont is a Regional Network Organizer for Southwestern Europe for the BMW Foundation...
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Katia Dumont
Katia Dumont
12:00-13:00

Lunch

Re/Generation Talk III: Anders Kristian Munk

Back to programme Anders Christian Munk: “From Data Science as Anthropology to Anthropology as Data Science” Anders Kristian Munk is an associate professor in Techno-Anthropology and director of The Techno-Anthropology...
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Anders Kristian Munk
Anders Kristian Munk

Re/Generation Talk IV: Muzna Al-Masri

Back to programme Muzna Al-Masri: “Foregrounding people’s imaginaries: Anthropological research for just energy futures” Muzna Al-Masri is an anthropologist, researcher and consultant for several UN and international organisations and co-founder...
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Muzna Al-Masri
Muzna Al-Masri
14:30-15:00

Break

Surprise Speaker Appearance

Back to programme Keep your wits about you as a surprise speaker addresses the conference onsite and online!

Re/Generation Roundtable

Back to programme Join us and partake in the anthropological penchant to ask very difficult questions. This is a round of lively discussion on the topic of re/generation with our...
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Katia Dumont
Katia Dumont
Anders Kristian Munk
Anders Kristian Munk
Muzna Al-Masri
Muzna Al-Masri
David Prendergast
David Prendergast
16:45-17:00

Break

Pitch to An Anthropologist

Back to programme Ideathon? Solveathon?? Provokathon?! Call it what you want, but in this new pilot pitch/re-pitch format, we will invite representatives from the business and NGO sectors to pitch...
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Workshops I

Back to programme Action and inspiration-focused workshops lead by designers, anthropologists working on and with generations and regenerative topics, activists, and change practitioners. Direct examples of anthropological and ethnography-inspired methods...
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11:15-11:30

Break

Perspectives I

Back to programme Pecha Kucha-style presentations up to 7 mins. The format will welcome talks by WWNA partners and sponsors, as well as selected participants.  Perspectives will be followed by...
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13:30-14:30

Lunch

Perspectives II

Back to programme Pecha Kucha-style presentations up to 7 mins. The format will welcome talks by WWNA partners and sponsors, as well as selected participants.  Perspectives will be followed by...
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16:30-17:00

Break

Workshops II

Back to programme Action and inspiration-focused workshops lead by designers, anthropologists working on and with generations and regenerative topics, activists, and change practitioners. Direct examples of anthropological and ethnography-inspired methods...
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Brunch and Ethnographic Film Screening

Back to programme We follow in the spirit of Why the World Needs Anthropologists 2021 in Prague, and we invite you to join us for a surprise movie screening but...
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Perspectives III

Back to programme Pecha Kucha-style presentations up to 7 mins. The format will welcome talks by WWNA partners and sponsors, as well as selected participants.  Perspectives will be followed by...
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12:30-13:30

Lunch

Careers Fair

Back to programme Part One: How To Pitch Anthropology  For 1 hour we will collectively work on a number of pitch decks for different fields of applied anthropology and different...
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15:30-16:00

Break

AAN Network Meeting and Boozy Cupcakes Birthday Party

Back to programme The active and present members of EASA Applied Anthropology Network will hold an annual meeting. The goal is to present, discuss and plan future activities across all...
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Frequently Asked Questions

Do I have to be vaccinated to attend the event?
Yes. Please note that either 2G or 3G rule will apply, in accordance with local health and federal authorities in Berlin. Check back on our website for latest information closer to the event. 

What´s a 2G/3G – is it the same as 5G?!
Nope! Here is some local terminology for you – the G is for the German words “Geimpft” (vaccinated), “Getestet” (tested), “Genesen” (recovered). 

Can I buy a physical ticket but attend only online if my travel is impeded last minute?
Yes, but please note that in this case, your physical ticket will NOT be reimbursed. 

What counts as “last minute”?
No later than September 9, 2022. Please do be aware that tickets are very limited, and there will likely be a waiting list. Please be kind to those waiting to join onsite if you cannot make it, and let us know as early as possible.

What if you have to cancel the physical event and move it all online due to corona?
In this highly unlikely event, all physical tickets will be converted to digital ones and the prorated difference in price will be reimbursed to physical ticket holders. 

Do I need a travel insurance?
We do not require it but very, very, very strongly recommend it, given new variants emerging in Europe and present in Germany.

I have accessibility concerns, who should I talk to?
We will be working to make the conference as accessible and friendly as possible. Please contact our Accessibility coordinator Allura Warden by emailing
wwna_support@applied-anthropology.com and write “WWNA22 Accessibility” in the subject line. 

Can I bring my child?
Yes. We are child friendly, and it is an intergenerational conference after all. But please give us a heads up because depending on how old the child is, we may have to count it as an adult in terms of physical occupancy. Be advised: if you bring your child, we will attempt to make sure it becomes an anthropologist later in life. It’s the best future for anyone. 

Can I bring my parents?  
We would love love love to include your parents – the parents of anthropologists are even cooler than anthropologists themselves. Physical capacity however sadly means we can only accommodate them virtually. 

Will you add stuff about airport transfer, currency, local transportation and things like that?
Yes. Please check back closer to the date and on our social media. The minimum viable guide to Berlin is currently being prepared.

What is the meaning of life?
For this, and all other questions that might crop up leading to the event, please email wwna_support@applied-anthropology.com