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Ton Otto

University of Aarhus, Denmark
Professor of Anthropology at Aarhus University, and Head of the Ethnographic Collections, Moesgaard Museum
Aarhus, Denmark
Ton Otto is Head of the Ethnographic Collections at Moesgaard Museum, Aarhus, and a professor of Anthropology at Aarhus University, Denmark, and at James Cook University, Australia. Based on long-term ethnographic field research in Papua New Guinea he has published widely on issues of social and cultural change. His interests comprise the epistemology and methodology of ethnographic research, including visual and museum anthropology, and its relationship to innovation, intervention and design. He is co-founder of the international Research Network for Design Anthropology.

His recent publications include the co-edited volumes Experiments in Holism: Theory and Practice in Contemporary Anthropology (Wiley-Blackwell 2010, with Nils Bubandt), Design anthropology: Theory and practice (Bloomsbury 2013, with Wendy Gunn and Rachel Smith), and Design Anthropological Futures (Bloomsbury 2016, with R. C. Smith, K. T. Vangkilde, M. G. Kjaersgaard, J. Halse, and T. Binder). He codirected the prizewinning films Ngat is dead: Studying mortuary traditions (DER, 2009, with Christian Suhr and Steffen Dalsgaard) and Unity through culture (DER, 2012, with Christian Suhr) and is presently working on a film about the spirits of the dead on Baluan Island, Papua New Guinea. He has been chief curator of the present ethnographic exhibition at Moesgaard Museum The Life of the Dead.