Sensuous futures: re-thinking the concept of trust in design anthropology

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This article sets an agenda for and outlines a sensuous futures scholarship. Its aim is to suggest a starting point for this practice and to invite scholars and researchers to engage in its advancement. By way of example, I examine how the anticipatory concept of trust can be re-worked theoretically and ethnographically through a sensuous approach to scholarship articulated through design anthropology and futures anthropology. I thus argue for a sensuous scholarship that participates in both academic debate and in designing for ethical futures.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)193-202
Number of pages10
JournalSenses and Society
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2021


  • design anthropology
  • futures anthropology
  • sensory ethnography
  • Sensuous scholarship
  • trust

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