Making Homes. Ethnography and Design Sarah Pink, Kerstin Leder MacKley, Roxana Morosanu, Val Mitchell Bloomsbury web site Making Homes: Anthropology and Design is a strong addition to the emerging field of design anthropology. Based on the latest scholarship and practice in the social sciences as well as design, this interdisciplinary text introduces a new design […]Continue Reading
Digital Materialities. Design and Anthropology Edited by Sarah Pink, Elisenda Ardèvol, Dèbora Lanzeni Bloomsbury, 2016 Publisher web site As the distinction between the digital and the material world becomes increasingly blurred, the ways in which we think about design are also shifting and evolving. How can the human, digital and material be brought together to […]Continue Reading
Roger Sansi Art, Anthropology and the Gift Bloosmbury, 2014 Publisher Website In recent decades, the dialogue between art and anthropology has been both intense and controversial. Art, Anthropology and the Gift provides a much-needed and comprehensive overview of this dialogue, whilst also exploring the reciprocal nature of the two subjects through practice, theory and Continue Reading
Fiona Candlin Micromuseology. An Analysis of Small Independent Museums Bloomsbury, 2015 Publisher Website How would our understanding of museums change if we used the Vintage Wireless Museum or the Museum of Witchcraft as examples – rather than the British Museum or the Louvre? Although there are thousands of small, independent, single-subject museums in the UK, […]Continue Reading
Throughout time and in every culture, human beings have eaten together. Commensality - eating and drinking at the same table - is a fundamental social activity, which creates and cements relationships. It also sets boundaries, including or excluding people according to a set of criteria defined by the society. Particular scholarly attention has been paid to banquets and Continue Reading