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About the programme

The research programme Future Technology, Culture and Learning explores the ways in which technology changes and is changed by people and societies. The focus is not only on specific technologies or people, but on the relationships between them. Discussing technology means discussing culture and learning - concepts reflecting that technology always implies processes of change.


The programme’s researchers represent different academic disciplines, including educational research, anthropology, cultural studies, neurobiology, neuropsychology, inclusive education, social psychology, organizational psychology, design and engineering science. This diversity provides a foundation for providing a differentiated perspective on issues and potentials relating to future technologies. Within the field of human-technology relations, the programme’s focus on empirical research constitutes an important contribution.

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Current projects

Living labs -An Interventionist Ethnographic Approach to Technologies of the Future (DFF)

An experimental research method between real life and the laboratory.

AnTech - Research Network for the Anthropology of Technology

Research into human interaction with technology.


Studies telecare and builds systematic knowledge of the implications of measurement, standards, and screens on citizen care.

REELER   -  (H2020)

Aims to assure collaboration and comprehension about ethical and societal issues relating to robotics. 

Natural Technology   -  (Nordea fonden)

Examines how technology can support nature’s effects on children's development.


Examines the role of communicational technologies in youth with disabilities.

ASPPIN   -  (PlayTrack)

Studies cultural learning processes in relation to children's play in nature.

PhD fellows

Andreas Brandt

A study of the learning processes that occur between humans, and between humans and new technologies, when city spaces are made into living laboratories for the development of climate change solutions.

Mette Marie Vad Karsten

Industrial PhD project that investigates how fire-safety knowledge and competences are digitalized. 

Stine Rath Hansen

A study of how knowledge, standards, and routines are developed in web-based psychiatric treatment of anxiety and depression.

Anne-Lise E. W. Laursen

A study of communication technologies' meaning for identity formation among young persons with disabilities.

Lasse Blond

A study of the transfer of social robots from Asia to Europe and their integration in the welfare sector.


Cathrine Hasse

Professor Danish School of Education - Pædagogisk Antropologi, Emdrup
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Jessica Sorenson

Research Assistant Danish School of Education - Pædagogisk Antropologi, Emdrup