Introducing Anthropolitan Magazine – Winter 2022/23
By Lewis Daly Editor, Anthropolitan We are delighted to present this special issue of Anthropolitan—UCL Anthropology’s annual departmental magazine—on the theme of Race, Racism, and Decolonisation.
The tale of the travelling sneaker: From Western Rejects to Nairobi’s Mtumba Hustle
By Gabriella Santini PhD Anthropology My intrigue for the origin of these shoes grew each time I visited Esther. “Where do these shoes come from? How do they get to your shop?”
CITES CoP19: Combatting species extinction through wildlife trade regulation
By Sonia Dhanda PhD Anthropology In what often appears a divided world, it is remarkable to see worldviews entwine in the CoP bubble and dialogues come to a consensus.
Object Project: A Conversation Between Us and Our Future Grandchildren
By Jihai Li BSc Anthropology, 2021–24 An archaeology student, Alex, had asked her grandfather for ideas for her presentation on early 21st-century craftsmanship. She saw the tricycle through her AR glasses.
CAUTION! Planetary Boundary Ahead!
By Sara Mahdi Anthropology, Environment, and Development MSc, 2022-23 As of 2022, six of the nine planetary boundaries have been crossed. Climate and biodiversity boundaries are core thresholds that, if crossed and not rectified, may tip Earth into an unknown regime.
Discovering wellbeing traditions in the Czech Republic
By Josephine Platt MSc Social and Cultural Anthropology As my feet tingle and I snap selfies over the 20-minute treatment, I think about past fellow wellness seekers who likely found themselves in similar situations⎯minus the iPhone in hand.
Changing socio-political landscapes surrounding Russia’s war on Ukraine
Anonymous Panel Discussion On 6 June 2022, activists and researchers working in and from the former Soviet sphere met at UCL Anthropology to discuss ways in which Russia’s war on Ukraine is impacting everyday lives, politics, and relationships.