*CANCELLED* This event has been cancelled due to extenuating circumstances.
For several decades, there has been an ongoing relationship of mutual interest between anthropology and design disciplines (architecture, industrial design, and software engineering, for example); but in recent years, that relationship has begun to evolve. The earliest alignments of these disciplines tended to focus on the usefulness of ethnographic methods for doing different kinds of design work. Recently, however, anthropologists have begun exploring how design can benefit anthropological forms of engagement, as well as studying designing as a specific object of inquiry in particular cultural settings. Bringing together a group of scholars whose work, in various ways, engages the intersection of these fields of practice, the seminar intends to contribute to developing new theoretical and methodological approaches for understanding the role design plays both in society and for those who study its political and cultural organization. Co-chairs Eitan Wilf and Keith Murphy will discuss the progress of the seminar’s goals during this colloquium.
Speakers: Eitan Wilf, Associate Professor of Anthropology, Dept. of Sociology and Anthropology, Hebrew Univ. of Jerusalem and Keith Murphy, Dept. of Anthropology, Univ. of California – Irvine