An Ethnographic Inventory

Francisco Martínez

Francisco Martínez is an anthropologist dealing with contemporary issues of material culture through ethnographic experiments. In 2018, he was awarded with the Early Career Prize of the European Association of Social Anthropologists. Currently, he works at Tampere University and convenes the Collaboratory for Ethnographic Experimentation (EASA Network). He has worked at the University of Helsinki, Aalto University and the University of Leicester (among other institutions).


Francisco has published several books, including Ethnographic Experiments with Artists, Designers and Boundary Objects (UCL Press, 2021); Remains of the Soviet Past in Estonia (UCL Press, 2018); and Repair, Brokenness, Breakthrough (Berghahn, 2019), Also, he has led different art projects – including, ‘Objects of Attention’ (Estonian Museum of Applied Art & Design, 2019); ‘Greetings from Another Time and Space’ (Contemporary Art Museum of Estonia, 2019); ‘Life in Decline’ (Estonian Mining Museum, 2021); and ‘Keeping Things in the Dark’ (Riga Art Space, 2022).

Inventions by Francisco Martínez

Cómo curar (y cuidar) de nuestras preguntas etnográficas de forma colaborativa y experimental