Etienne Turpin is a philosopher studying knowledge infrastructure, data, and their sociospatial consequences. He is a Research Scientist with the MIT Urban Risk Lab, where he coordinates the Humanitarian Infrastructures Group; he is also founding coordinator of the Urban Lab Network Asia, and founding director of anexact office, his design research practice based in Jakarta, Indonesia. He is the editor of Architecture in the Anthropocene (Open Humanities Press, 2013) and co-editor of Art in the Anthropocene (Open Humanities Press, 2015), and Jakarta: Architecture + Adaptation (Universitas Indonesia Press, 2013).
Together with Anna-Sophie Springer, as members of the SYNAPSE International Curators' Network of the Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, they are the co-founders and co-editors of the intercalations: paginated exhibition series, published as part of Das Anthropozän-Projekt. They recently co-curated the exhibition 125,660 Specimens of Natural History at Komunitas Salihara in Jakarta, Indonesia. Currently on view is The Lesson of Zoology, their web-based curatorial contribution to Unfold: The Volume Project, curated by Sara Giannini.