Ahmed Ansari

Ahmed Ansari teaches courses in design and science and technology studies in Karachi, Pakistan. His academic interests involve exploring the philosophical and political implications of designed artifacts, and what design (always human-centric) can learn from disciplines that deal with the nonhuman. When not teaching he spends most of his time traveling around the country evangelizing design research at workshops and lectures for local organizations and consulting with local startups. He finds it particularly fascinating how child laborers in Karachi's Saddar Market ingeniously operate whetstones to buff scratched phone screens, making them as good as new for less than $2.