Humboldt University, Berlin
Laurence Douny is a social anthropologist and research associate at the Excellence cluster ‘Matters of Activity. Image Space Material’ at Humboldt University, Berlin. She specializes in the anthropology and history of materials and techniques with a focus on West African wild silks and natural dyes. She is the principal investigator of the project ‘West African wild silks techniques: Preserving Marka-Dafing’s heritage of knowledge’ awarded by the Endangered Material Knowledge Program (EMKP) at The British Museum and funded by Arcadia.