Design Futuring Research Convenors

Dr Stephen Thompson

Based in Cardiff, Stephen is a critical designer and theorist. His research ranges from the highly speculative through to more applied aspects of HCI and Interaction Design, placing particular attention upon the relational nature of cognition and the material world, particularly with respect to deep histories and future trajectories of technology. “Why do we have a word for the stuff we call technology? When designers and theorists try to characterise our species, our cognition, our planet, and our physics, is it more productive to understand technology and the human body as nodes in a single widely distributed and emergent bio-technic ‘soma’?” Stephen Thompson. PhD. MA(RCA). BA(Hons). SFHEA. FRSA. Principal Lecturer, Graduate Studies Coordinator, Cardiff School of Art & Design : Cardiff Metropolitan University.  

Dr Martyn Woodward

Martyn is an interdisciplinary researcher, practitioner and Academic. With over 10 years of experience working within interdisciplinary learning and teaching and research contexts. He has developed an approach to inter and transdisciplinary learning and teaching for undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral level study. His current practice and research asks what the role of Art & Design may be in post-industrial 21st Century context. His thinking brings together Transition Design, inter-species ethnography, anthropology, dynamic systems theory and ecological philosophy to model a potential ecological futures, practices and ways of being. Martyn Woodward PhD. MA. BA(Hons). SFHEA. Deputy, Cardiff School of Art & Design : Cardiff Metropolitan University.

Design Futuring Research Members

Dr Carmen Casaliggi

Based in Cardiff, Carmen studies the long Nineteenth-Century focusing on the transdisciplinary legacies of Romanticism in the arts and humanities, with particular reference to the construction of concepts of transnational sociability, nationhood, identity, and politics of migration, alongside present-day debates on global environmentalism. Carmen explores ways to use Romantic literature in applied settings, including issues such as climate change and environmental sustainability and the dialectic between capital and globalization. Carmen Casaliggi PhD. MA. BA. FHEA. Reader in English, Cardiff School of Education & Social Policy : Cardiff Metropolitan University.

Dr Carol Breen

Carol is a designer and researcher with an interest in post-human-centred design. Curious about how we might move towards design practice and research that is diffractive and entangled. Carol has exhibited at Ars Electronica Festival in Linz AUS, Piksel Festival Bergan NO, Vivid Projects and the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire in Birmingham UK, Sluice Gallery, London UK, and Panke Gallery, Berlin, DE. She lectures on the BA Graphic Communication Design and MDes Global Design at the Cardiff School of Art and Design. Previously Carol has lectured on BA Graphic Design at Lincoln University and BA Graphic Design at Arts University Bournemouth at UAL. Carol has acted as external examiner for The Open University and as assistant editor for the International Journal of Screendance issue Volume 8. Carol Breen PhD. MA. BA. FHEA. Senior Lecturer, Cardiff School of Art & Design : Cardiff Metropolitan University.

Current Design Futuring Doctoral Researchers

Theo Humphries

Laura Barritt

Emma Smith

Yalda Bozorg

Nigel Ash

Sanjay Sahota

Sherin Abbas

Karen King

Design Futuring Graduate Research Community

Dr Gruffudd Hill

Dr Andrea Gogova (adjunct)

Dr Rachel Eardley

Design Futuring Extended Research Community

Dr. Lambros Malafouris : Hertford College, University of Oxford : Institute of Archaeology.

Prof. Dr. Michael Punt : Plymouth University : Transtechnology Research

Dr. Anne Roudaut : University of Bristol : Bristol Interaction Group

Dr. Masa Popovac : University of Buckingham

Prof. Robert Pepperell : Cardiff Metropolitan University : FovoLab

Prof. Steve Gill : Cardiff Metropolitan University : UCD Research

Dr. Keireine Canavan : Cardiff Metropolitan University

Dr. Carly Stewart : Bournemouth University

Barry Farrimond MBE : CEO OpenUp Music : OpenUp Music

Dr Jason Davies : Cardiff Metropolitan University

Dr. Natasha Mayo : Cardiff Metropolitan University

Dr Jon Pigott : Cardiff Metropolitan University

Adam Davies : Loughborough University

Laura Welsman : Transtechnology Research

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