Design Anthropology

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, and a unique sensitivity to the value orientations of various groups affected by design projects (Otto & Smith, 2013).

In this new field of artistic and intellectual inquiry Tina conducts participatory action research from a culture sensitive design approach. How do you get in touch with people you don’t know yet? How do you recognize what is going on in a community? What role does art and design practices play in activating mutual contact in which everyone is creator and inspirer? By using regenerative and anthropological methods evoking collective imagination to address a wide range of complex issues. Existing conditions, values, routines and rituals are collectively mapped, visualized and reimagined to discover alternative futures.