Guest speaker | Ahmed Ansari

The Liberal Arts division and Global Arts and Cultures program invite the RISD community to a lecture by NYU Professor Ahmed Ansari, who teaches courses in interaction and systems design, design research and design studies. This talk aims to introduce the audience to a perspective from cultural anthropology little known in design anthropology or ethnographic research in design: that of the recent “ontological turn.” The discussion will focus on issues related to ethnographic shallowness within the context of design research and what a turn to taking radical alterity and ontological/cosmological difference seriously might entail.

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Tuesday, September 29 at 4:00pm

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Division of Liberal Arts, Global Arts and Cultures


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