• A. C. Meyers Vænge 15

    2450 København SV


Organization profile

Organisation profile

Research team leader:
Professor Torben Elgaard Jensen

The Techno-Anthropology (TANT) group researches key processes of social and technical innovation that are critical to the challenges facing contemporary and future societies.

Complicated societal issues are unlikely to be solved by technical fixes. We therefore believe that workable solutions and a responsible development of technology must build on the active consideration of social relations, the engagement of users, and an in-depth understanding of the complexities of technology-in-use.

The research group investigates questions such as:

  • How may users become active participants in technological innovation and design?
  • How may we as individuals and societies come to terms with the risks, knowledge controversies and ethical dilemmas that arise with new technologies?
  • How do technologies transform people’s experiences, activities and performances?

The members of the group are all active researchers and teachers on the Techno-Anthropology Teaching Programme. 

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mathematics Social Sciences
education Social Sciences
learning Social Sciences
science Social Sciences
student Social Sciences
creativity Social Sciences
school Social Sciences
engineering Social Sciences

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Projects 2004 2021

Research Output 2001 2019

1 Citation (Scopus)

A holistic analysis of a BIM-mediated building design process using activity theory

Gade, P., Gade, A. N., Otrel-Cass, K. & Svidt, K., 2019, In : Construction Management and Economics. 37, 6, p. 336-350

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

Design process
Activity theory
Information modeling

Antropologi i dine høretelefoner

Andersen, A. O., May 2019, In : Jordens Folk. 54, 1, p. 126-127 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debateResearch

Assembling commons and commodities: The peruvian water law between ideology and materialisation

Andersen, A. O., Jun 2019, In : Water Alternatives. 12, 3, p. 470-487 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

Open Access


Award Teacher I teknoantropologi

Stine W. Adrian (Recipient), 2017

Prize: Prizes, scholarships, distinctions

Eliteforsk Rejsestipendie

Andreas Birkbak (Recipient), 2014

Prize: Prizes, scholarships, distinctions

Freeman Award

Torben Elgaard Jensen (Recipient), Sampsa Hyysalo (Recipient) & Nelly Oudshoorn (Recipient), 2016

Prize: Prizes, scholarships, distinctions

Activities 2003 2019

1-day conference on contemporary themes in political philosophy

Kristian Høyer Toft (Organizer)
26 Sep 2013

Activity: Attending an eventConference organisation or participation


1st ARTEM Organizational Creativity International Conference

Chunfang Zhou (Speaker)
27 Mar 2015

Activity: Talks and presentationsConference presentations

Press / Media

Digital dannelse er mere end bare kodning

Andreas Birkbak


1 item of media coverage

Press/Media: Press / Media