Annapurna Mamidipudi

Researcher at the Technical University of Berlin

Annapurna Mamidipudi is a postdoctoral researcher at the Technical University of Berlin and the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, with a DFG [German Research Foundation] -funded project on epistemologies of craft, examining the role of material innovation in making color expertise. Her research focuses on comparing weaving in ancient Greece and India and translating knowledge between academic and weaving practices. She is a trustee of the Handloom Futures Trust in India where she works with craftspeople, activists and academics on epistemologies of material cultures. She is co-editor of the edited volume 'Ownership of Knowledge: Beyond IP" published by MIT Press.