Adolfo Estalella, PhD is an anthropologist and profesor ayudante doctor at Universidad Complutense de Madrid’s Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology. His two fields of research are Anthropology of Knowledge and Science and Technology Studies (STS). His recent work is focused in the study of digital cultures and forms of grassroots urbanism. He is interested in civic projects and activist initiatives that intervene in the city, more specifically I investigate two aspects of this forms of urban experimentation: the material infrastructures mobilized to refurnishing the public space and the epistemic practices and learning contexts through which knowledge circulates. Two other topics of his interest are the methodological innovations of ethnography and research ethics.
Tomás Sánchez Criado, PhD, Senior Researcher at Humboldt University of Berlin’s Institute of European Ethnology. Anthropologist with specialization in STS, developing a concern around the socio-material implications of and the technical democracy interventions in the design of care and independent-living services or technologies, as well as urban infrastructures and other forms of city-making. For this, in the last years I have been experimenting with different modes of anthropological engagement with inclusive design: Not only I have been studying inclusive urbanism and design practices, but I have also taken part in several institutional and activist initiatives and interventions on accessibility and independent-living, as well as experimenting with how they might have an impact on the education of future architects and designers.
We are both strongly involved in the Collaboratory for Ethnographic Experimentation #collex, an EASA network.