Design Anthropology in Europe

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Design Anthropology is a dynamic interdisciplinary field of scholarship, research and practice. Rather than a concern with highlighting divergences between design and anthropology, Design Anthropology is concerned with convergences and confluences in design and anthropology. One of the main aims of this emerging field is to link social and material practices of designing to the affects and effects that design processes and practices have on people who engage with different kinds of design outputs. Design Anthropology in Europe has emerged in and through collaborations across universities, public and private sectors. The emerging field of Design Anthropology in Europe is expanding and has been influenced and continues to be influenced by developments in Design Anthropology internationally.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationOxford Research Encyclopedia of Anthropology
PublisherOxford University Press
Number of pages35
Publication statusPublished - 17 Dec 2020
Externally publishedYes


  • design anthropology
  • Europe
  • future making
  • research
  • collaboration
  • designing

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