Tim Ingold is Professor of Social Anthropology at the University of Aberdeen, and a Fellow of the British Academy and the Royal Society of Edinburgh. Following 25 years at the University of Manchester, Ingold moved in 1999 to Aberdeen, where he established the UK’s newest Department of Anthropology. Ingold has carried out ethnographic fieldwork among Saami and Finnish people in Lapland, and has written on environment, technology and social organisation in the circumpolar North, the role of animals in human society, issues in human ecology, and evolutionary theory in anthropology, biology and history. In his more recent work, he has explored the links between environmental perception and skilled practice. Ingold is currently writing and teaching on issues on the interface between anthropology, archaeology, art and architecture. He is the author of The Perception of the Environment (2000), Lines (2007), Being Alive (2011), Making (2013) The Life of Lines (2015) and Anthropology and/as Education (2017).
Cristián Simonetti is an Assistant Professor at the Programa de Antropología, Facultad de Ciencias Sociales, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile and a Research Fellow at the Department of Anthropology, University of Aberdeen. His research concentrates on how scientists who study the past understand time, the topic of a monograph published by Routledge in 2018, entitled Sentient Conceptualisations. Feeling for Time in the Sciences of the Past. He currently leads the project ‘Concrete Futures. An Inquiry into Modern Life in the Anthropocene with Materials’, funded by Fondo Nacional de Desarrollo Científico y Tecnológico, Chile (Fondecyt nº 11150278). He also leads, in collaboration with Tim Ingold from the University of Aberdeen, the project ‘Solid Fluids in the Anthropocene. A Transdisciplinary Inquiry into the Archaeological Anthropology of Materials’, funded by the British Academy for the Humanities and the Social Sciences. Both projects seek to develop, from different angles, collaborative inquiries, across the sciences, arts and humanities, with the properties of materials relevant to the Anthropocene, such as ice and concrete.