September - November 2018

Dr. Lucy Norris
Lucy’s research focuses upon the social and economic contexts of material practices of designing, making and future-making, and understanding how new material pathways, exchange networks and political relationships are created through collaborative partnerships, grassroots events and digital platforms. She is Guest Professor for Design Research and Material Culture at Kunsthochschule Berlin Weißensee, and an Honorary Fellow in the Department of Anthropology, University College London.

April - June 2017

PD Dr. Stefanie Samida
Her main research interests include material culture, public history and heritage studies. Against this backdrop she deals with processes of valorisation of the past in the present. She is currently Junior Research Group Leader in the collaborative research project heiEDUCATION at the Heidelberg School of Education (Germany) and associate professor (Privatdozentin) at Zurich University (Switzerland).

October 2015 - January 2016

Dr. Katherine Szabó
Project: Dimensions of value: Understanding the role and meaning of shell valuables in the Melanesian past and present. Kat Szabó is Associate Professor at University of Wollongong in Australia.