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Alberto Corsín Jiménez

Spanish National Research Council
Associate Professor in Social Anthropology, Dept. History of Science
Madrid, Spain
I am Reader in Social Anthropology in the Department of the History of Science at the Spanish National Research Council in Madrid.

My main areas of research and writing are: the anthropology of the city, in particular the ethnography of informal, guerrilla and frontier urbanism (in Latin America and Europe); and the anthropology and history of modern knowledge, with particular attention to certain undercurrents or ‘traps’ in the representation of modernity, such as baroque aesthetics and sensibilities. I have a particular interest in the trap as an aesthetic and device of knowledge.

For the past five years I have been studying the work of “free culture” urban activists in Madrid. I am interested in how such expressions of “free urbanism” compare with other accounts of informality in the city (auto-construction, makeshift urbanism, slum urbanism, etc.).

I have also developed an interest in the specific work of ‘prototyping’ that characterizes the development of many of these open-source projects. I am interested in the prototype as a figure of and design for contemporary complexity.

My Speakers Sessions

Saturday, October 29

4:00pm PDT