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Lanning, Marte (author)
In a collaborative effort spanning between the Netherlands and Kenya, this project aimed to enhance the livelihoods of smallholder farmers in the Meru region by designing a manual groundnut thresher. Recognising the importance of cultural context, I embarked on a journey guided by a cultural anthropological research approach, placing a strong...
master thesis 2024
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Tola, A.T. (author)
This research is motivated by the scholarly calls for new concepts and analytic tools for documenting, analysing, and theorizing complex urban territories such as those of cities in Africa. With implicit comparative intent, it takes the case of Addis Ababa city and its old and typifying places—the sefer, to develop and test a new architectural...
doctoral thesis 2023
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Harteveld, Maurice (author), van den Brink, T.M. (author), Tsigoni, Fotini (author)
report 2023
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Dijkshoorn, José (author)
The objective of this project is to design a product or product-service combination to encourage agricultural entrepreneurs to make sustainable decisions based on their decision-making process. This assignment was set up in collaboration with LTO Noord and the DAW to find what is withholding farmers from implementing sustainable agricultural...
master thesis 2023
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Toellner, Vicky (author)
The Dutch Government has set an ambitious goal for Amsterdam Zuidoost to become energy neutral by 2040. While technological advancements and infrastructure developments are progressing, the current transition risks widening social inequalities and leaving vulnerable groups behind. Thus, an inclusive transition, which recognises that not everyone...
master thesis 2023
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Franken, Daan (author)
This thesis aims to find a correlation between the geometric symbolism used in the design of the Greek Parthenon and the contemporary zeitgeist of philosophical anthropology. It will do so by creating a collective narrative combining the disciplines of architecture, mathematics and philosophy.<br/>Our anthropological predisposition as humans to...
student report 2023
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Morres, Max (author)
As remote work becomes increasingly popular, many people are working or studying at their dinner table while seated in a chair that does not adequately support them or is not appropriately sized, leading to various physical complaints. Traditional office chairs are often big and bulky, and their design does not complement home environments....
master thesis 2023
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Steinert, S. (author)
This chapter sets up the upcoming chapters of the book and introduces four essential aspects of value. The topic of value has personal, social, and cultural dimensions, and value considerations are related to conceptual and metaphysical questions. These four dimensions of value correspond to four crucial academic disciplines that have focused...
book chapter 2023
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Steinert, S. (author)
Anthropological theories of value highlight the cultural processes responsible for value creation, re-creation, and transmission. This chapter provides an overview of the most crucial value theories in anthropology. First, It introduces early anthropological accounts of value, like Kluckhohn’s and Strodtbeck’s theory of value orientations, which...
book chapter 2023
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Steinert, S. (author)
Previous chapters considered value theories of psychology, sociology, anthropology, and philosophy. These disciplines can benefit and learn from one another, and closer interaction between disciplines will lead to better value theory. To facilitate an interdisciplinary understanding of value, this chapter will highlight the overlap between the...
book chapter 2023
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Reinders, L.G.A.J. (author)
Doing architecture is an act of bricolage. New things take shape out of the existing. The architect makes do with the materials at hand. Accidents happen, incidents occur, circumstances meet. The site-specific nature of the architectural project opens up questions on how to work with materials at hand and as found, and how to capture, approach...
conference paper 2023
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van Leeuwen, G.E. (author), Singh, A. (author)
Critical challenges in energy transitions are social and cultural – not just technical and economic. This paper shares research in an interdisciplinary consortium developing an innovative smart energy system, and demonstrates the value of ethnography in supporting energy transitions and local energy communities. Our fieldwork illuminated...
conference paper 2023
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Kaandorp, C. (author), Pessoa, Igor T.Moreno (author), Pesch, U. (author), van de Giesen, N.C. (author), Abraham, E. (author)
Decarbonisation of the built environment is needed to abate the use of fossil fuels and greenhouse gas emissions. In the city of Amsterdam, multiple bottom-up initiatives have been initiated to reach these goals. In this paper, we explore how energy justice is reshaped by these initiatives on an urban scale. This is done by a case study on a...
journal article 2023
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Hormesch, Frederic (author)
Maastricht has a long history as an industrial city and used to be well-known for its ceramics, rubber and paper industries. Due to the decline in industrial production, workspaces and industrious activities are leaving the city and are becoming increasingly secluded from the public sphere. With the Studio theme being gleaning, the project is...
master thesis 2022
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Harteveld, Maurice (author)
Following the geographical ‘Any-Port Model’, urban design has stipulated and enforced the disunion of port and city over the recent decades. In conjunction with other disciplines, the emphasis has laid at dislocation of production activities in favor of logistic-productive dynamics. At the same time, professional focus was on the urban areas...
journal article 2021
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Klenk, M.B.O.T. (author)
Moral disagreement is often thought to be of great metaethical significance for moral realists. I explore what remains of that significance when we look at moral disagreement through the lens of a combination of two influential and independently plausible hypotheses about moral language. The Morality-As-Cooperation (MAC) hypothesis says that our...
journal article 2021
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Queiroz, Alice (author), Crevels, Eric (author)
This essay proposes an analysis using the “symbolic economy of predation” to provide new perspectives on the question of pixo. For this, pixo will be considered as any act on walls, building facades, asphalt or monuments rejecting the hierarchical separations between writing, scribbling, painting or graffiti imposed by the art system and other...
conference paper 2021
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Singh, A. (author), Romero Herrera, N.A. (author), van Dijk, Hylke W. (author), Keyson, D.V. (author), Strating, Alex T. (author)
The literature on Design Anthropology (DA) is skewed towards discussion exploring anthropology's potential for design. In contrast, discourse on how design can contribute to anthropology is somewhat limited. This article proposes an ‘Anthropology through Design’ (AtD) approach by reflecting on a study on the emergent phenomenon of ‘energy...
journal article 2021
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Melnyk, A. (author), Singh, A. (author)
This chapter claims that the global North’s vision of sustainable energy transition (SET), which informs policies and infrastructure developments, holds a partial account of diverse energy-related practices and associated values that are endemic to local communities. Referring to the EU directive, this chapter points towards the implicit bias...
book chapter 2021
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Zevenbergen, Alex (author)
In 2010, an estimated 15 million infants were born prematurely, which makes up 10% of all childbirths that year. Just in the Netherlands there were 11,530 preterm births in 2018. Since these children should be spending additional months inside of the uterus, they are delicate and need to grow until near regular gestational age inside of an...
master thesis 2020
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