Applied Anthropology: Architecture and Design
The definition of applied anthropology varies from period to period and from culture to culture, however its centrality remains indisputable. With that in mind, a significant part of the discipline’s basic principles have remained unchanged, despite the socio-cultural, economic, and technological changes sweeping the world in recent years. In this article I wish to present two case studies in which the inherent connection between anthropology as a discipline and industrial design and architecture is challenged. Through the use of examples from these fields, I will present a somewhat different approach from those practiced by anthropologists. As a result, I will redefine the role of the applied anthropologist as an essential member of the design team.