Teaching & Supervision

COURSES

This is a selection of my most recent courses.

2020-21 Winter Semester

Multimodal workshop: Ethnography beyond text’ (2SWS / 6 ECTS), MA in Ethnographie: Theorie – Praxis – Kritik, Department of European Ethnology, Humboldt-University of Berlin (co-taught with Maxime Le Calvé – postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak)

‘Public Anthropology: Critique, collaboration, intervention and experimentation with publics’ (2SWS / 4 ECTS), BA in European Ethnology, Department of European Ethnology, Humboldt-University of Berlin.

2020 Summer Semester

Corona urbanism: Multi-species and multi-sensory ethnographic methods’ (2SWS / 6 ECTS), MA in Ethnographie: Theorie – Praxis – Kritik, Department of European Ethnology, Humboldt-University of Berlin (co-taught with Ignacio Farías). Syllabus: PDF

Critical disability studies: Cultural approaches to bodily diversity beyond ableism’ (2SWS / 4 ECTS), BA in European Ethnology, Department of European Ethnology, Humboldt-University of Berlin. Syllabus: PDF

Academic coordinator of the Erasmus+ office of the Institute of European Ethnology, Humboldt-University of Berlin.

2019-2020 Winter Semester

Public Anthropology: Critique, collaboration, intervention and experimentation with publics’ (2SWS / 4 ECTS), BA in European Ethnology, Department of European Ethnology, Humboldt-University of Berlin. Syllabus: PDF

Anthropology: From Technique to Design’ (2SWS / 6 ECTS), MA in Ethnographie: Theorie – Praxis – Kritik, Department of European Ethnology, Humboldt-University of Berlin. Syllabus: PDF

Academic coordinator of the Erasmus+ office of the Institute of European Ethnology, Humboldt-University of Berlin.

2019 Summer Semester

The sentient city: Towards an anthropology of urban sensing practices’ (2SWS / 4 ECTS), BA in European Ethnology, Department of European Ethnology, Humboldt-University of Berlin. Syllabus: PDF

 ‘Design Anthropology: Practicing Anthropology of / for / through / as Design’ (2SWS / 6 ECTS), MA in European Ethnology, Department of European Ethnology, Humboldt-University of Berlin. Syllabus: PDF

Institutskolloquium: ‘The world/s at the ends of the city. Explorations in urban and environmental anthropology’, Department of European Ethnology, Humboldt-University of Berlin (co-organized with Ignacio Farías & Jörg Niewöhner). +info: here

Academic coordinator of the Erasmus+ office of the Institute of European Ethnology, Humboldt-University of Berlin.

2018-2019 Winter Semester

From Anthropologies of Technique to Design Anthropology’ (2 SWS / 4 ECTS). BA in European Ethnology, Institute of European Ethnology, Humboldt-University, Berlin. Syllabus: PDF

The only game in town? Anthropology and the housing and real estate markets in Berlin II’ (4 SWS / 8 ECTS). Project course, MA in European Ethnology, Institute of European Ethnology, Humboldt-University, Berlin (co-taught with Ignacio Farías)

Academic coordinator of the Erasmus+ office of the Institute of European Ethnology, Humboldt-University of Berlin.

2018 Summer Semester

Techno-scientific Activisms: Collective action with, against and beyond the burden of proof’ (2 SWS / 4 ECTS). BA in European Ethnology, Institute of European Ethnology, Humboldt-University, Berlin.

The only game in town? Anthropology and the housing and real estate markets in Berlin I’ (4 SWS / 8 ECTS).Project course, MA in European Ethnology, Institute of European Ethnology, Humboldt-University, Berlin (co-taught with Ignacio Farías).

2017-2018 Winter Semester

Design in Crisis 3: Sensing like an animal’ (12 ECTS). MA in Architecture/Urban Planning, Professur für partizipative Technikgestaltung, Department of Architecture, TU Munich (co-taught with Ignacio Farías and Felix Remter–Guest crits: Thomas Thwaites, Enrique Nieto Fernández). Programme: PDF | Course weekly progress: PDF | Final output: The students gathered  documentation of the course and their project here, and this was their final presentation.

Technoscientific activisms: Collective action with, against, and beyond the burden of proof’ (5 ECTS), MA in STS course, Munich Centre for Technology in Society, TU Munich. PDF

2017 Summer Semester

Ethnography 2.0: ‘The digital’ and the recursive transformations in the fieldwork modes of relating, recording/archiving, and conceptualising’ (1 ECTS), Doctoral workshop, Munich Centre for Technology in Society, TU Munich. PDF

Design in Crisis 2: Coming to Our Senses’ (12 ECTS). MA in Architecture/Urban Planning, Professur für partizipative Technikgestaltung, Department of Architecture, TU Munich (co-taught with Ignacio Farías–Guest crit: Ester Gisbert Alemany).  Programme: PDF | Course weekly progress: PDF | Final output: The students gathered  documentation of the course and their project here.

2016-2017 Winter Semester

Wild Research: Radical openings in technoscience and the transformations of STS’ (1 ECTS), Doctoral workshop, Munich Centre for Technology in Society, TU Munich. PDF

Design in Crisis 1: Redesigning emergency design’ (12 ECTS). MA in Architecture/Urban Planning Project. Professur für partizipative Technikgestaltung, Department of Architecture, TU Munich (co-taught with Ignacio Farías). PDF

Pensar a través de objetos: Conversaciones cruzadas entre Diseño, Arquitectura y Ciencias Sociales‘ (0,5 ECTS). Workshop at the Escuela de Diseño, Facultad de Arquitectura, Diseño y Estudios Urbanos, Pontificia Católica Universidad de Chile, Santiago de Chile, December 14th (invited lecturer).

Laboratorio de Experimentación de lo Urbano‘ (0,5 ECTS). Workshop at Instituto de Fundamentos y Métodos en Psicología, Facultad de Psicología – Universidad de La República, Montevideo, December 12th (invited lecturer, in collaboration with Gonzalo Correa & Isaac Marrero Guillamón)

Experimentos austeros: Los arreglos del cuidado en crisis’ (2 ECTS). MA in Social Psychology, Universidad de La República, Montevideo, Uruguay (invited lecturer)

2016 Summer Semester

Participatory devices: The problems of public engagement’ (3 ECTS). MA in Architecture/Urban Planning & MA in STS, Professur für partizipative Technikgestaltung, Munich Centre for Technology in Society & Department of Architecture, TU Munich. (co-taught with Laurie Waller) PDF

Architecture & Society’ (3 ECTS). BA in Architecture course, Professur für partizipative Technikgestaltung, Department of Architecture, TU Munich. (co-taught with Ignacio Farías). PDF

STS figures to think with’ (1 ECTS). Doctoral workshop, Munich Centre for Technology in Society, TU Munich. (co-taught with Ignacio Farías, Jan-Hendrik Passoth, and Laurie Waller). PDF

2015-2016 Winter Semester

Experimental Collaborations: Exploring forms of research between technical experts and citizens’ (6 ECTS). MA in STS & MA in Architecture course. Professur für partizipative Technikgestaltung, Munich Centre for Technology in Society & Department of Architecture, TU Munich. PDF

Cañada Real Galiana – La ciudad lineal’ (2 ECTS). Masterprojekt Landschaftsarchitektur I,  MA in Landscape Architecture, Integrated discipline: LAO + Professur für partizipative Technikgestaltung, Department of Architecture, TU Munich (co-taught with Ignacio Farías).

SUPERVISION

Interests

I regularly advise and am open to supervising thesis works (at all levels) touching upon my anthropological and STS interests in urban infrastructures (do-it-yourself, market-driven, institutional or publicly-run), design practices (both the professional cultures of architecture, urban planning, industrial and interactive design, and activist or critically and speculatively-informed approaches), different forms of techno-scientific activism– in particular the politics of bodily diversity (with a focus on disability, ageing, care and toxicity issues)–, and anthropological experimentation (experimental collaborations in ethnography and pedagogy, multimodal work, social experimentation and the invention of relations).

Please contact me or come visit during my office hours to discuss your proposal.

Completed PhD

Cereceda Otárola, Marcos (October 22, 2018). Desplazamientos a ciegas: Un estudio etnográfico sobre los movimientos y movilizaciones urbanas de las personas con diversidad visual en Barcelona [Blind displacements: An Ethnographic Study of Urban Movements and Mobilisations of People with Visual Diversity in Barcelona]. Doctorat en Persona i Societat en el Món Contemporani, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona.

Palà Nosàs, Guillem (May 3, 2018). La topología de los encuentros: Trayectorias híbridas en experiencias precarias de participación ciudadana [The topology of encounters: Hybrid trajectories in precarious experiences of citizen participation]. Doctorat en Persona i Societat en el Món Contemporani, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (co-supervised with Miquel Domènech).