Michael Kaethler

Michael Kaethler

Based in the Marche

Michael is a sociologist of design whose work focuses on the transmission, production, and embodiment of knowledge in design-oriented practices. He has held a range of diverse positions, from human rights researcher in conflict and post-conflict contexts, curator, design educator, and writer, resulting in a broad range of publications across both scientific and practice-oriented literature. Kaethler is currently a Docente in Design at UNIRSM where he teaches design anthropology.  He holds a PhD in Architecture, an M.Eng in Human Settlements, and an MA in Slavonic Studies.  His most recent publications include the books, ‘Social Matter, Social Design’ with Jan Boelen (2020) , and ‘The Auto-Ethnographic Turn in Design’ with Louise Schouwenberg (2021).  In his spare time he tries and fails at agriculture.  

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