Dr Dan Lockton, Senior Research Associate at the Helen Hamlyn Centre, RCA, reflects upon research cultures in academia and design practice, the particular approach of design in relation to behaviour change and identifies local councils and communities as groups he is particularly interested in engaging with more in his research.
Dan also made a short position statement on civic participation:
Dr Noortje Marres is Senior Lecturer in Sociology at Goldsmiths, University of London. In this interview for ProtoPublics, she talks about her work on publics and issue entanglement, the historical perspectives she draws on and reflects upon the value of engagement and participation across the social sciences and arts and humanities.
In this video interview, Rob Imrie, Professor of Sociology at Goldsmiths, University of London, talks about changes in the quality of public space in Britain, his current work on shared social environments and some of the challenges he has experienced as a social scientist working in the design field.
We also asked Rob to deliver a position statement on one of our core themes. He chose civic participation:
In this interview, Dr Alex Wilkie,Lecturer in Design and Programme Leader MA Interaction Design & Director of Postgraduate Research in Design Studies at Goldsmiths, University of London, talks about ‘putting pressure on the social’, the potentials in the interface between computational technology and politics and how he uses Actor Network Theory (ANT) in his work.
Alex also delivered a position statement in which he talks about our core themes of civic participation, health and well-being, mobilities and public space: