Adolfo Estalella. I am an anthropologist and postdoctoral researcher at the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC). My two fields of research are Anthropology of Knowledge and Science and Technology Studies (STS).
My recent work is focused in the study of digital cultures and forms of grassroots urbanism. I am 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 my interest are the methodological innovations of ethnography and research ethics.
Andrea Gaspar, PhD is currently a lecturer in anthropology at the University of Coimbra. She worked as a postdoctoral research assistant in the exploratory project “The importance of being digital: exploring digital scholarship and digital methods” at CES (Centre for Social Studies), University Coimbra. She holds a PhD in Social Anthropology from the University of Manchester (2013), with a thesis based on her fieldwork in Milan among a group of interaction designers, entitled “‘Where does the new come from?’ An ethnography of design performances of ‘the new’”. Focusing on designers’ specific processes of production of the ‘new’, her thesis developed into an anthropological engagement with the STS approaches to innovation. This project stimulated her current interest in exploring the possibilities of collaboration between anthropology and design.
Tomás Sánchez Criado, PhD is a social anthropologist with specialization in STS. Senior Researcher at TUM’s Munich Center for Technology in Society (MCTS). Since 2007 he has been working ethnographically on the more-than-human transformation of care practices, through an analysis of the prototyping, installation, maintenance/repair, and re-design of different corporate, institutional & activist ecologies of support in Europe, with a focus on Spain (telecare for older people, open/DIY technical aids for independent-living, urban accessibility arrangements and interventions). Currently developing ethnographic research on urban accessibility struggles and the creation, implementation, maintenance and supervision of sidewalk democracy projects as well as inclusive urbanism practices in Barcelona (in comparison with similar transformations in Europe).