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Design Anthropology is a discipline that integrates the strengths of design and anthropological research by focusing on participation, innovation and collaborative research. Based on the outcomes of her literature and case study Tina increases cultural awareness among design students at art schools by proposing generative research methods. She emphasizes the importance of design anthropology into 21 century curriculum of higher education in art. Tina did her masters in Design at Sandberg Institute Amsterdam. In 2009 she participated in a premaster Anthropology at VU Amsterdam, followed by an Erasmus exchange at KU Leuven. In 2017 she graduated as master Education in Arts at Amsterdam University of Arts. At the moment she lectures Moving Design – human matters in the world – at design department ArtEZ Zwolle and coordinates third year Cultural Diversity Social Practice at Willem de Kooning Academy Rotterdam.

Discover more about her work: www.tinalenz.nl