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"Anthropology is art" says social anthropologist Andrew Lattas.

"Anthropology is art" says social anthropologist Andrew Lattas. "It is like being a novelist, putting yourself in another character's position and see the world".

The film is a glimpse of Lattas' long standing work in Papua New Guinea. He immaculately describes the kindness and imagination of people who are really poor, and their understanding of poverty in terms of their own experiences of race, class and colonialism. Sensitivity and empathy is important, as well as comedy and humor. “If you don’t have humor it’s really hard".

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Frontcover Mozambique on the move

New book: Mozambique on the Move

Professor Bjørn Enge Bertelsen at the Department of Social Anthropology is co-editor on a newly published book. "Mozambique on the move" is a multi-disciplinary exploration of Mozambique’s contemporary and historical dynamics, bringing together scholars from across the globe.

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Tbilisi Old Town

New Cooperation with a Georgian University

New cooperation project with Tbilisi State University will offer anthropology students mobility grants, new anthropology course and summer school on anthropological research methods.

RESEARCH | SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
Professor Bjørn Enge Bertelsen and researchers in the Urban Enclaving Futures project doing field work in the streets of Maputo on January 2019.

An urban research project takes on the SDGs

How do enclaves that arise as cities within a city, impact on urban planning and the creation of liveable and sustainable cities for all citizens? This is one of the central themes in the research project Urban Enclaving Futures.