Design Anthropology

‘Design anthropology is an approach that explores global forces and enables forms of participatory engagement. Design anthropology combines the transformative, future orientation of design with anthropological theory and cultural interpretation, systematic investigation of the past as a lens to explore the present.’ (Otto & Smith, 2013) In this emerging field of artistic and human centered inquiry Tina creates zones of improvisation and invites people into a design process. Existing conditions, places and rituals are collectively mapped, visualized and reimagined to discover possible alternative futures.

Rituals as Gifts of Social Structure and Exchange between Profane and Sacred will be an artistic research from 2022. Focus will be on the power relations of reciprocity and social interaction between living and their ancestors.

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