Framing Techno-Anthropological Transformation


Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Techno-Anthropology has a framework for handling emergent technological challenges and problems. In this module the major pillars and structures in this framework are presented. The focus is on conceptualizations of technological transformation, because it is needed for robust and socially responsible technology to happen. Cases from emergent technological environments will illuminate the theoretical and philosophical framework. This module is anchored in the Research group of Techno-Anthropology and Participation, Department of Planning.

Learning objectives


  • present and explain different Techno-Anthropological theories regarding technological transformation, including digital ones. 
  • explain how Techno-Anthropological cases illustrate the conceptual landscape of robust and socially responsible technological transformation, innovation, implementation and planning. 
  • describe technological transformation, planning, implementation and innovation processes. 


  • analyze and evaluate cases dealing with robust and socially responsible technological transformation, planning, implementation and innovation. 
  • compare different Techno-Anthropological theories and cases regarding technological transformation. 


suggest socially responsible technological solutions. 

Type of instruction

Course module. Please refer to §17 of the curriculum about the structure and content of the programme.



Name of examFraming Techno-Anthropological Transformation
Type of exam
Written or oral exam
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures

Facts about the module

Danish titleRammesætning af teknoantropologisk transformation
Module codeTBTANK22104
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Copenhagen, Campus Aalborg
Responsible for the module


Study BoardStudy Board of Techno-Anthropology and Sustainable Design
DepartmentDepartment of Planning
FacultyThe Technical Faculty of IT and Design