Imagining Mundane Futures

in Anthropology in Action
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  • 1 Monash University sarah.pink@monash.edu
  • 2 RMIT University john.postill@rmit.edu.au

When people move country, they experience new social, infrastructural, and ambient contingencies, which enables them to imagine otherwise unknowable possible futures ‘at home’. In this article, we mobilise a design anthropological approach to show how collaboration with temporary migrants can generate understandings that generate insights regarding future sustainable products in emerging economies. We draw on research with temporary Indonesian student migrants in Australia, which explored how they envisioned their possible domestic futures through their changing laundry practices.

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Anthropology in Action

Journal for Applied Anthropology in Policy and Practice

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