Photo of Christina Wasson and guest.

“The Participatory Design of Indigenous Heritage Archives”

The Department of Anthropology is pleased to present the 2024 Applying Anthropology to Real-World Problems lecture by Dr. Christina Wasson (University of North Texas). Her presentation, “The Participatory Design of Indigenous Heritage Archives,” will take place Saturday, April 18, at 4 p.m., in Mather Memorial Building, Room 201. 

Wasson is a leader in the field of design anthropology and has worked for E-lab, a design firm using anthropological research to develop new product ideas. She was also a founding steering committee member for the Ethnographic Praxis in Industry Conference (EPIC) and the Global Business Anthropology Summit. She employs participatory design methods to work with communities to achieve their goals. In this innovative talk she will describe how she has adapted participatory design methods to develop archives to preserve indigenous languages.

This lecture series was established with the support of Jonathan F. Plimpton Endowment Fund. All are welcome to attend!