PEOPLE Newsletter No. 2 has just been released!
Want to know more about PEOPLE project’s exciting case studies in energy and sustainable living? Interested in how students of anthropology, sociology, psychology, and related disciplines, work side by side with mentors from industry and higher education? Wondering what Techno-Anthropology is all about? And how PEOPLE project is contributing to this year’s Why the World Needs Anthropologists event in Durham, UK? We have it covered.
In the second edition of the PEOPLE Newsletter, we present our first Learning Cycle and the case studies, launched in all four partner countries: Czech Republic, the Netherlands, Slovenia, and United Kingdom.
We talked with Maja Hojer Bruun, a member of PEOPLE project’s Advisory Board. Maja is an associate professor at the Department of Learning and Philosophy of Aalborg University (Denmark), where she is associated with the Techno-Anthropology research group. She is exploring technological communities and questions of sociality, democracy, ethics and societal interests in relation to emergent technologies such as robots, drones, smart energy technologies and telecommunication devices.
We are proudly introducing PEOPLE project’s team member, Dan Podjed. Dan is an applied anthropologist and a research fellow at the Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts. He has led several interdisciplinary and industry-oriented projects, and has been involved in the development of various ethnography-based IT solutions for promoting sustainable lifestyles. Dan is also the initiator of the international symposium Why the World Needs Anthropologists, annually organised since 2013.
Download our Newsletter No. 2 to read more also about PEOPLE project’s contribution to the fifth edition of the Why the World Needs Anthropologists event – Powering the Planet, coming up on 28 and 29 October 2017 in Durham, UK. See you there!
Learn more about the ways in which the PEOPLE project promotes people-centred development approaches in practical and learning environments, about experiences of design anthropologist Anna Kirah, or Ellen Bal, senior lecturer at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, and the first PEOPLE pilot project, carried out by our UK partner organisations. All in the first issue of the PEOPLE newsletter!