Department of Cultural Anthropology and Ethnology

Masters and Ph.D. course: Design Anthropology of Borders

Borders seem to be everywhere. However, some borders are more visible than others due to the way they are designed. Some borders perform heavier than others due to their distinctive material qualities and some are mare lethal than others because of the way they perform. Some borders operate not only to repress but to produce different kinds of subject, wealth and capital, and they do so due to their specific design and materiality. This interdisciplinary course takes you to an inquiry of and intervention in the materiality of the geopolitical, urban and technological borders of the contemporary.

This fall, from November to January, Mahmoud Keshavarz and Shahram Khosravi  will be giving a graduate course titled Design Anthropology of Borders at Uppsala University.

The aim of the course is to provide an understanding of the anthropology of objects, sites and spaces as borders and bordering processes through implying different ethnographic as well as design concepts and methods. For more information, download the course description: Click on this link to download the course description.

How to apply

If you wish to apply, please submit a short description of your academic background. Applications are sent to Mats Hyvönen at mats.hyvonen@antro.uu.se no later than October 20.

This course is open to doctoral candidates from all fields.
It is also open to masters students enrolled in one of Uppsala University's masters programs. Masters students who are interested in taking the course must first receive approval from the director of studies at advanced level at their own department. For masters students applying to the course, please fill in the following form [click on this link to download the form] and send it via email to Mats Hyvönen: mats.hyvonen@antro.uu.se