Dr Anusas is a Lecturer in Design and Screen Cultures in the School of Design, Edinburgh College of Art.
My role within the project is assisting the development of ideas and research within each sub-project as well as developing my own line of enquiry. This involves working with the project’s doctoral students and researchers through meetings, workshops and collaborations. I have worked most closely with post doctoral researcher - Rachel Harkness - and I have developed insights concerning the relationships between design, making and temporality. This work evolved into the article ‘Different Presents in the Making’, featured as a chapter in the edited collection ‘Design Anthropological Futures’ (Smith et al 2016). Rachel and I’s work in this area involves an ongoing collaboration with the Danish Research Network for Design Anthropology. More...
Dr Bunn is an anthropologist specializing in Material Culture and is a lecturer at University of St Andrews.
Stephanie's role as an associate is to contribute and develop research ideas across the sub-project areas. Stephanie has also just been awarded AHRC Follow-on Funding for her collaborative project, Woven Communities: the Warp and the Weft, on Scottish vernacular basketry. More...
Anne Douglas is a Professor Emeritus, Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen.
Her research focuses on the changing place of the contemporary artist in public life, predominantly through practice-led research. Increasingly this research has focused on learning through exemplary art practices that are issued based and predominantly concerned with ecology.
Practices and theories of improvisation, participation, drawing and also leadership form important conceptual underpinnings to this research i.e. concepts that carry meaning and support forms of practice in everyday life as well as within the arts. In exploring the space between, the research addresses ways of knowing that draw on individual, singular experience in relation to shared culture.
Emilia Ferraro is a lecturer in Geography & Sustainable Development at the University of St Andrews.
Dr Lucas is a Lecturer at the University of Manchester.
Professor Ravetz is a visual anthropologist and is a Research Fellow at Manchester School of Art.
As an associate with KFI my time is divided between taking part in project meetings for the discussion of business and research directions and contributing to existing research strands, while also initiating new lines of enquiry. During the earlier part of KFI, my personal research focused on drawing (both graphic and cinematic) and its relationship with qualities of attention and community formation. More recently I have initiated research on recovery, artistic knowledge, co-production, and community (see for example https://wonderandrecovery.wordpress.com/about/). In October 2016 and May 2017 I will develop this research further through participation in Caroline Gatt’s workshops on collaboration and diverse ways of knowing and communicating. In addition to the above, I have developed my interest in writing and artists books during the project, leading a workshop at the 2016 “KFI Kitchen” that introduced participants to handmade books as a way of rethinking format and content in research publications.