Tomás Criado is a Ramón y Cajal Senior Research Fellow in the social sciences at the CareNet-IN3 group of Open University of Catalonia in Barcelona. In his work as an urban and environmental anthropologist, he has been researching different instances of relational knowledge, and material politics in a wide variety of settings where care—broadly construed—is invoked as a mode of intervention: be it as a practice of articulating more or less enduring ecologies of support ranging from the interpersonal to more-than-human assemblages, or as a particular mode of technoscientific activism democratising knowledges, design practice, and infrastructures.
These interests have also led him to experiment with devices for anthropological inquiry (exploring inventive forms of collaborative inquiry where multimodality could be understood not just or not only as ‘in a plurality of media’ but rather ‘in a plurality of relational and epistemic modes’). As part of this work he has been invested in convening collective venues of multimodal ethnography and collaborative pedagogy.
Co-curator of xcol. An Ethnographic Inventory