El Último Hielero


Dos veces a la semana por más de medio siglo, Baltazar Ushca ha subido por las laderas del Chimborazo, la montaña más alta en Ecuador, para cosechar el hielo de los glaciares naturales. Incluso sus hermanos, Gregorio y Juan, ambos criados como hieleros, se han retirado de la montaña para encontrar un trabajo más estable. Esta es una historia del cambio cultural y estilo de la vida indígena a través de la perspectiva de tres hermanos, quienes han experimentado con el cambio cultural.

Director/Cinematografía: Sandy Patch
Productores: Jeremy Yaches, Rodrigo Donoso
Editor: Josh Banville
Supervisor de Edición: Jeremiah Zagar
Música: Andes Manta

Página Web: elultimohielero.com
Facebook: facebook.com/TheLastIceMerchant

Teaching Representations of Islam in the Media


Learning Outcomes

After this lesson, students will:

  1. Have an understanding of the different ways in which Western mass media content shapes our view of Islam.
  2. Have a general understanding of what the Anthropology of Islam is.
  3. Be able to place this issue within current international affairs.


Undergraduate students in Anthropology, Sociology, Political Sciences, and Media Studies.


Libros electrónicos del catálogo del INAH



Desde su creación en 1939, el Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia (INAH) de México, ha dado a conocer a través de sus publicaciones los resultados de las investigaciones que realiza destinadas a recuperar, conservar y divulgar el patrimonio y la historia de México. Hasta el momento ha publicado cerca de 2,300 títulos escritos por casi mil trescientos autores.

Con la finalidad de difundir por medios electrónicos este universo de publicaciones, ahora pone a disposición de los interesados una primera entrega de libros electrónicos para consulta y divulgación entre el público en general. La idea de ofrecer en formato digital estos libros es la de complementar la labor editorial que el Instituto realiza. (gehiago…)

Design Anthropological Futures conference


August 13-14, 2015
Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Design, Copenhagen, Denmark

The Design Anthropological Futures conference explores future-making from a design anthropological perspective. The concept of futures relates both to the creation of visions and practices of the possible through transformative processes of anthropology and design, and to the exploration of new frontiers for the field of design anthropology.


Design anthropology is an emerging transdisciplinary field, which is enjoying growing attention in recent years. In an interconnected world where the boundaries between physical, social and digital environments become increasingly challenged, the conventional distinctions between social science and design research no longer hold. The conference explores different perspectives on design anthropology as a holistic and critical approach to complex everyday and societal issues, with the aim of creating potential futures with diverse communities and stakeholders.

With a starting point in a forthcoming book based on a selection of papers (to be made available to the participants) prepared under the auspices of the Research Network for Design Anthropology (2013-2015) the conference addresses future concerns in design anthropology, and its particular approaches to futures-in-the-making through two keynote speeches, four thematic discussions and an exhibition space for workshops on emerging design anthropological practices.

With this call we invite participation of researchers, professionals and research students with an interest in these concerns in design anthropology. Participants can prepare their contributions to the conference discussions by submitting position statements for the thematic discussions or by proposing exhibits and workshop proposals for the exhibition space (for details of submission see below). Participation without submissions is also welcome, but the total number is limited to 100 participants.

There are three ways to participate in the conference:

Position Statement. We encourage you to explore the preliminary outcome of the Network’s three preceding seminars (available here: https://kadk.dk/co-design/research-network-design-anthropology), and submit a position statement in response. The format of the position statement can be one of the following:
– a three page position paper (following this template), or
– a twitter-length statement (140 characters including spaces) and a high resolution .jpg photo suitable for print in A2 (see here for an example).
Position statements will be made available to conference participants.

Interactive exhibition. If you would like to share a concrete design anthropological experience in an interactive format this is for you. The format involves multi-sensory presentation material (visual, audio, physical etc.) along with a specific suggestion as to how an audience of approximately 15 persons can be invited into your concrete design anthropological encounter during a 30 minutes mini workshop. Submit a precise description of what you would like to exhibit, and how you expect people to interact with it.

Without submission. All interested are welcome to participate in the conference without submitting a contribution, simply by registering (here).

Capacity is limited to 100 seats. Participants with a submission are prioritized.

Deadline for submission of position statements and Interactive Exhibition items: June 15, 2015.
Notification: Authors will be notified of acceptance of submissions soon after we receive them.
Registration (by email to the address below): May 10th – July 30th.
Conference: August 13th – 14th 2015

Registration (and submissions) must be send to: designanthro-futures@kadk.dk

The Research Network for Design Anthropology is established in collaboration between the CoDesign Research Center (CODE) at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Design, the Contemporary Ethnography program at the Department of Culture and Society, Aarhus University, and SDU Design at the University of Southern Denmark. All of these institutions have a strong track record of cultivating and furthering the field of design anthropology, both in terms of academic courses, PhD student supervision, conferences and publications. The strong ties and collaboration between the three institutions have created the platform for the development of the international Network for Design Anthropology and a planned book publication. The network is funded by the Danish Research Council (grant number 13923).


Maitasun erromantikoa botere harremanen euskarri?


Maitasun erromantikoaren mitoan sakondu dugu; nondik dator? Nola aldatu mitoa historian zehar? Zergaitik sentiarazten gaituzte erdi eta ez oso? Zer ondorio ditu maitasun erromantikoaren mitoak gure harremanetan? Galdera hauen erantzunak bost pertsonek eskaini dizkigute. Batetik Ainara Santamaria (ikertzailea) eta Ibon Arrizabalagak (Berdintasun teknikaria). Eta bestetik, hiru gaztek: Iraia Madariaga, Ane Camara eta Jon Ander Urresti.

Hamaika TelebistaHamaika Telebista

5 documentales de fotografía que no te puedes perder






Tarkovsky Films Now Free Online


Andrei Tarkovsky (1932-1986) firmly positioned himself as the finest Soviet director of the post-War period. But his influence extended well beyond the Soviet Union.  The Cahiers du cinéma consistently ranked his films on their top ten annual lists. Ingmar Bergman went so far as to say, “Tarkovsky for me is the greatest [director], the one who invented a new language, true to the nature of film, as it captures life as a reflection, life as a dream.” And Akira Kurosawa acknowledged his influence too, adding, “I love all of Tarkovsky’s films. I love his personality and all his works. Every cut from his films is a marvelous image in itself.”

Shot between 1962 and 1986, Tarkovsky’s seven feature films often grapple with metaphysical and spiritual themes, using a distinctive cinematic style. Long takes, slow pacing and metaphorical imagery – they all figure into the archetypical Tarkovsky film. (Watch the scene from Stalker above.)


2015 Photo Contest

The AAA Photo Contest returns again this year, and submission are open to all active AAA members, submit here!

By the End of a DayBy the End of a Day

If you could define your work in a single picture, what would it look like?

AAA members work all around the world, in the most diverse cultures imaginable, and we want to showcase them.  If you attended the annual meeting last year in Chicago, you may have noticed a calendar waiting in your complimentary bag with some truly gorgeous pictures—drawing not just from cultural anthropology, but also archaeology, linguistic, biological and political fields.

We’d like to do it again this year, drawing from a new batch of photographs provided by you, our membership.  Photographs can be anything you believe relates to your work; the photographs may not portray any nudity or illicit activity. (gehiago…)



El 12 de septiembre de 2013, el Gobierno hondureño concedió casi un 7% del territorio al pueblo indígena Miskito, que lleva siglos viviendo en esas tierras. Seguimos a los líderes de la organización indígena MASTA, quienes se comunican con los ancianos de la comunidad y trabajan en nuevas soluciones para gobernar su territorio de la mejor forma posible.

Handcrafted Films
Organización indígena MASTA