Accepted Paper:

Antropolis: divulging anthropology and promoting interdisciplinarity  

Author:

Francesco Bravin (Cultural Association Antropolis)

Paper short abstract:

In 2012 some anthropology graduated students gave life to the cultural association Antropolis in Milan, whose aim was to divulge anthropology out of the academic Ivory Tower and promote interdisciplinarity.

Paper long abstract:

Anthropology is often seen as an academic discipline far from people and from the world of work. In 2012 some anthropology graduated students gave life to the cultural association Antropolis in Milan, whose aim was to divulge anthropology out of the academic Ivory Tower and promote interdisciplinarity. The challenge while divulging anthropology is making it accessible to common people without trivializing it and showing how fruitful an anthropological point of view can be also outside the academy. We started several projects, as film projections, roundtables, small conferences and anthropology lessons for schools: let's see together what worked and what could have worked better and why.

Panel P099
Going public: writing and speaking outside the ivory tower