About participating in a bootcamp

Who is this for?

  • Are you (almost) a graduate of anthropology, another social science, design, architecture, journalism, or any other related field and are you wondering how to explain to a future employer what you have to offer?
  • Do you have inhibitions about whether working in industry, government or NGO’s is right for you as a nuanced researcher?
  • Are you a professional (academic or otherwise) working in or with research, who would like to learn more about ethnography, or about translating research into prototypes through design?
  • Would you like to learn how to pitch research processes to clients and stakeholders?
  • Are you interested in challenging yourself in a team-based bootcamp pressure-cooker?
  • Then join a Namla bootcamp!

How does it work?

In the bootcamp you conduct a small research for a stakeholder, and we guide you through the process from beginning to end. This means you not only learn how to do rapid ethnography, but also how to develop and test an intervention through design thinking techniques, and how to sell your found solution in a pitch. In short, we tell you about all the products and processes we use in our jobs, to explain to our bosses and clients what we are doing and why it is important.

Bootcamps can take place digitally or live on-site. Each option has its own advantages, in our experience. Either process is intense and according to us, a little magical!

Digital bootcamps
Anyone can participate in digital bootcamps. We are located in Europe, but have had participants located in almost all time zones and continents in the past. What you need is a stable internet connection, and a week of time. If you are able to do the bootcamp full-time during the week, your learning process will be extra valuable to you. However, if you are able to spend 20 or 30 hours, this is enough.

Live bootcamps:
Live bootcamps are just like digital bootcamps but take place onsite, and thus require a solid time investment of a week.

When is the next one?

On the agenda are:

Find us at EASA conference 23-26 July 2024 in Barcelona!

Early August – client bootcamp live in Prague for an innovation lab of a global corporate

AnthroArt: Sustainability, digital cross country bootcamp for anthropologists and artists from Portugal, Romania and the Netherlands: 9-20 September 2024

AnthroAction pilot course: +- 23 September – +- 15 December 2024

PhD-candidates bootcamp for Qualitative researchers in the Netherlands: november, live at University of Amsterdam

AnthroAction dissemination conference: February 2025

If we get more requests, we can add bootcamps at any time. For the AnthroArt bootcamps, check out also theantho.art . Read experiences from previous participants on Medium: https://namla-appliedanthropologists.medium.com/

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