Mobilizing the Planet: Evening session

Mobilizing the Planet: Evening session

The second day will conclude in CAMP with an unusually packed auditorium and full programme.

Access: onsite + online

Length: 2 h 30 min

Date: 11 September, 18:00-20:30

Location: CAMP, IPR Prague – Black room


Workshops debrief

How to enforce the progressive demands of the most vibrant social movements more effectively, and what role social anthropology, applied and engaged researchers, has to play here? Reaching CAMP venue again, we will focus on the workshop achievements and lessons-learned.

Coordinator: Mina Baginova


Angelina Kussy

Angelina Kussy, Activist and Economic Anthropologist – Member of the Department of Anthropology, Philosophy and Social Work of the Rovira i Virgili University.


President’s Address by Mariya Ivancheva

Mariya Ivancheva, the new president of the European Association of Social Anthropologists, will present how EASA aims to strengthen its work on new solidarities, decolonisation of the discipline and the rise of authoritarianism. She will discuss these topics vis-à-vis impending climate and labour crises, and the promises and perils of COVID-19’s ‘digital turn’.

This format sets out to establish a new tradition of hosting EASA President and providing a unique wide-reaching platform. It emerges from the 2019 talk of Miia Halme-Tuomisaari, the then Executive Committee member of EASA.

Coordinators: Mina Baginova, Pavel Borecký


Apply Awards

At this year’s Why the World Needs Anthropologists, we will celebrate change-makers who are creating movements across the globe. The 1st annual WWNA Apply Awards will recognize outstanding achievements in translating anthropological knowledge into action as reflected in a single project or specific endeavour. 

Handing over unique glass objects designed by Czech Grand Design nominee Jiří Krejčiřík, The International Jury will award three winners in “The Annual Apply Award” category and three winners in “The Social Movements Award” category.

This year we specifically focus on the value of applying anthropology to create sustainable and liveable futures. 

Jury members: Ferne Edwards, Roos Gerritsen, Miia Halme-Tuomisaari, Gemma John

Coordinators: Ferne Edwards, Roos Gerritsen

Special guest: Jiří Krejčiřík


Co-organisers and Applied Anthropology Network’s Announcements

Concluding the evening session, the Advisory Group and Organising Committee will come together to share several announcements and to invite you to the important “action-oriented” agenda of Day 3.

Do you wish to “mobilize” with us and be more involved in projects to come?

What changes in the Applied Anthropology Network are to be expected?

Are you curious in which country WWNA is going to land in 2022?

Coordinators: Advisory Group and Organising Committee