Adolfo Estalella, PhD is an anthropologist and postdoctoral researcher at the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC). 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.
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 transformations of our ecologies of support, through an analysis of the prototyping, installation, maintenance/repair, and re-design of different corporate, institutional & activist more-than-human care arrangements in Europe, with a focus on Spain. He is currently interested in technoscientific activisms, and their experience-based challenges and democratizations of expertise through the production of documentation interfaces, as well as encounters to elicit and discuss bodily diversity and the appropriate environmental/material affordances to host it. For this he is currently undertaking research on urban accessibility struggles and the creation, implementation, maintenance and supervision of sidewalk democracy projects as well as inclusive urbanism practices.