UCL Anthropology


Anthropology in the Professional World Seminar Series

Wednesdays 6.00pm

Autumn 2020

11 November - Helle Thorsen
Ipsos Mori’s Ethnography Centre

Helle is a cultural anthropologist who has been running global research projects for the past six years at Ipsos. She has conducted fieldwork in China, Ethiopia, India, South Korea, and the UK. She also runs the Cultural Insight Network, working with academics across the world to provide rich cultural insight to businesses. She’s originally from Denmark and provides 'hygge' to the team. Contact: helle.thorsen@ipsos.com.

18 November - Monster Chetwynd
Turner Prize nominated artist

Monster Chetwynd graduated from the Royal College of Art with an MA in painting (2004), following a BA in Fine Art at the Slade School of Art (2000) and a BA in Social Anthropology and History at UCL (1995). Known for her bric-a-brac style performance pieces, featuring handmade costumes, props and sets, Chetwynd describes her work as ‘impatiently made’, often re-using cheap materials that are easy to process and to use by the many performers she invites to participate, emphasizing the notion of collective development that informs much of the artist’s work. She has performed and exhibited internationally, and was shortlisted for the Turner Prize in 2012.

This seminar series is co-convened by Alex Flynn and Hannah Knox.