Etienne Turpin


Etienne Turpin is a philosopher, Research Scientist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Founding Director of anexact office in Jakarta, Indonesia. He is Coordinator of the Humanitarian Infrastructures Group and Co-director of the disaster mapping project with Dr. Tomas Holderness at the MIT Urban Risk Lab. With Ana-Sophie Springer, Dr. Turpin is Co-Principal Investigator at, an exhibition-led inquiry into the meaning of natural history collections in the Anthropocene, and Co-Editor of the intercalations: paginated exhibition series, produced as part of Das Anthropozån Project of the Haus der Kultur der Welt. He is also co-editor of Fantasies of the Library (MIT Press, 2016), Art in the Anthropocene (Open Humanities Press, 2015), and Jakarta: Architecture+Adaptation (Universitas Indonesia Press, 2013), and editor of Architecture in the Anthropocene (Open Humanities Press, 2013).