Dr Etienne Turpin is a philosopher and the founding director of anexact office, a design research practice based in Berlin and Jakarta.
From 2013-2017, he co-directed the open source disaster mapping platform PetaBencana.id. Following his work as a research scientist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Etienne co-founded User Group Inc., a worker-owned cooperative developing open source software for environmental monitoring and humanitarian coordination.
He has taught advanced design research at the University of California Berkeley, the University of Michigan, and the University of Toronto, and held research fellowships at the University of Michigan's Center for Southeast Asian Studies and the University of Wollongong's Smart Infrastructure Facility. Etienne is 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).