The "Stadtlabor for Multimodal Anthropology" aims at developing ‘an anthropology of/as urbanism’. It critically explores governmental, everyday, insurgent and more-than-human practices of city making. It also experiments with ethnography as a more-than-textual, multimodal practice.

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Speed: An Introduction

‘In their introductory essay, the editors discuss how they hope to open anthropological practice to speed by offering a “a timely probe into machinic, productive, pressurizing, and largely intangible energetics that operate within, across, and beyond specific social configurations and forms of life.


The recent Cultural Anthropology, 32(1) contains an Openings collection on “Speed” edited by Vincent Duclos, Tomás Sánchez Criado, and Vinh-Kim Nguyen.

As the presentation of the issue states: ‘In their introductory essay, the editors discuss how they hope to open anthropological practice to speed by offering a “a timely probe into machinic, productive, pressurizing, and largely intangible energetics that operate within, across, and beyond specific social configurations and forms of life.”’

“On every front, life is being mobilized. Connected and put in motion, activated and fast-forwarded, life is sped up in unprecedented ways. This Openings collection is premised on the conviction that the world is accelerating, and that anthropology needs to catch up. We do not make a claim for a faster anthropology, but rather for the crafting of concepts capable of creatively engaging with forces and intensities—technological, but also economic, political, and geological—that constitute and spoil the worlds we are attached to. We aim to open anthropological practice to temporalities that are immanent to both the congealment of life—for instance, of responsive capacities—and to potential deviations and overflows” (from the Introduction)

– Criado, Tomás / Duclos, Vincent / Nguyen (2017): Speed: An Introduction. Cultural Anthropology, 32(1), S. 1 – 11.

Other publications by the same authors

Waste What?

Tomás Criado, Ignacio Farías, Vera Susanne Rotter, Johannes Scholz, Isabel Ordóñez, Petra Beck, Sebastian Quack
2022

Multimodale Werte: Zur Institutionalisierung mehr-als-textueller Ethnographie

Tomás Criado, Ignacio Farías, Julia Valeska Schröder
2022

Multimodal Values: The Challenge of Institutionalizing and Evaluating More- than-textual Ethnography

Tomás Criado, Ignacio Farías, Julia Valeska Schröder
2022

Experimental Collaborations: Ethnography through fieldwork devices (edited book)

Tomás Criado
2018

Repair as repopulating the devastated desert of our political and social imaginations

Tomás Criado
2020

Ensamblajes peatonales: Los andares a ciegas como prácticas tecno-sensoriales

Tomás Criado
2021

Civilising technologies for an ageing society? The performativity of participatory methods in Socio-gerontechnology

Tomás Criado
2021

Uncommoning the city

Tomás Criado
2021

Acompañantes epistémicos: la invención de la colaboración etnográfica

Tomás Criado
2020

Anthropology as a Careful Design Practice?

Tomás Criado
2021

DIY Anthropology: Disciplinary knowledge in crisis

Tomás Criado
2019

"The lady is not here:" Repairing Tita Meme as a telecare user

Tomás Criado
2019

Care in Trouble: Ecologies of Support from Below and Beyond

Tomás Criado
2020

Erfahren: Experimente mit technischer Demokratie in Entwurfskursen

Tomás Criado, Ignacio Farías
2019

Can ANT be a form of activism?

Tomás Criado
2019

Technologies of friendship: Accessibility politics in the ‘how to’ mode

Tomás Criado
2019

Re-learning Design: Pedagogical Experiments with STS in Design Studio Courses

Ignacio Farías, Tomás Criado
2018

Experimental sites and encounters: Open formats as catalysts forthe renewal of ethnographic arts

Tomás Criado
2018

Co-laborations, Entrapments, Intraventions: Pedagogical Approaches to Technical Democracy in Architectural Design

Tomás Criado, Ignacio Farías
2018

Colaboraciones experimentales: infraestructuras de campo y re-aprendizajes de la antropología

Tomás Criado
2016