Speculative Research Day & Book Launch

To celebrate the recent publication of Speculative Research: The Lure of Possible Futures (Routledge, edited by Alex Wilkie, Martin Savransky, and Marsha Rosengarten), this event co-organised by The Unit of Play and the Centre for Invention and Social Process will bring many of the authors in the collection as well as other international scholars together for a day-long, experimental summer school. Throughout the day we will collectively explore the challenges and potentialities of speculative thought and practice through a series of hands-on experimental workshops, situated reflections, and roundtable discussions.

Research Students and ECRs from all disciplines are especially encouraged to attend. The event is free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required (due to limited capacity). Please register here.

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Speculative Research: The Lure of Possible Futures

Speculative Research: The Lure of Possible Futures book cover. Cover image: Photograph © 2002 Jorge Dragón & Carlos Canal from the ‘el viaje’ section (the trip) of the work ‘Presunciones y apariencias: El coleccionista de miradas’ (Presumptions and appearances: The collector of gazes) – an album of retrieved and redetermined exposures originally rejected from a photography lm processing laboratory in Andalusia, Spain.

My new book Speculative Research (edited with Martin Savransky and Marsha Rosengarten) is out next month, published as part of the Routledge CRESC series.

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Centre for the Study of Invention and Social Process

I have recently accepted the role of Co-Director of the Centre for the Study of Invention and Social Process (CSISP) alongside Michael Guggenheim and Marsha Rosengarten. I have been a member of CSISP, hosted by the Department of Sociology at Goldsmiths, since its inception in 2004, which was established by its first Director Andrew Barry and has previously been directed by Mariam Motamedi-Fraser, Mike Michael and Noortje Marres.

Learning Design Through Social Science


About Learning and Design
About Learning and Design book cover, designed by bruno / Andrea Codolo.

The book, About Learning and Design, has just been published by Bolzano University Press.  The book is an edited collection of contributions and interviews with design practitioners and academics, including an interview with me conducted by Alvise Mattozzi. In the interview we discuss the value of teaching Science and Technology Studies to design students.