Week 10: November 2: Anthropology as Speculative and Ontological Design

Cristiana Couceiro, via Socks Studio

How do or can anthropologists and designers employ methods beyond ethnography? What are those methods, and how might they help us imagine a broader purview for both fields? What roles might these methods play in clarifying not only how the world is, but also how it could be? What are the ethical and political opportunities and risks inherent in designing for future or better worlds? How might speculative or ontological design methods transform the temporality of anthropology itself? Who gets to decide which futures are “better,” and for whom, and how might we decolonize these processes? 

🚨🚨 We’ll meet virtually this week to accommodate our external guests! 🚨🚨

Guests: Suzanne Kite, Olalekan Jeyifous, and Brandi Summers


Cristiana Couceiro, via Socks Studio