Circles and Mistakes: Interview with Tim Ingold

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Tim Ingold
Blanca Callén
Melisa Duque


Tim Ingold is a British anthropologist, Social Anthro­pology Professor at the University of Aberdeen, Fellow of the British Academy, and Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh. He has explored the relationship between anthropology, architecture, art, and design; and through his work, has invited us to ‘think through making’ and ‘learn by doing’.

Ingold is the author of Evolution and Social Life (Cam­bridge University Press, 1986); Lines: A Brief History (Routledge, 2007); Making: Anthropology, Archaeology, Art and Architecture (Routledge, 2010); and Anthropol­ogy: Why it Matters (Polity, 2018), among many other books. In this interview he responds to some questions about the practice of repair in his own daily life, but also the role and comprehension of repair in his intellectual work, and the possible connection between such action and the act of design.

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Ingold, T., Callén, B., & Duque, M. (2023). Circles and Mistakes: Interview with Tim Ingold. Diseña, (23), Interview.2. (Original work published October 22, 2023)


Ingold, T. (2008). Bringing Things to Life: Creative Entanglements in a World of Materials (NCRM Working Paper Series) [ESRC National Centre for Research Methods]. The University of Manchester.

Ingold, T. (2015). The Life of Lines. Routledge.

Ingold, T. (2021). Imagining for Real: Essays on Creation, Attention and Correspondence. Routledge.

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