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From Monday the 2nd of May until Thursday the 4th of May I’ll be involved in running a PhD school with members of the Swedish design research community, at Goldsmiths. I’ve been working in collaboration with Pelle Ehn, Peter Ullmark and Sara Ilstedt Hjelm to organise a series of talks, workshops and discussions that will allow the students to engage with sites, issues and concepts related to London, speculative design and science and technology studies.

Monday May 2nd

18.30 Arrive at London Hotel Meeting in the hotel lobby 18.30 with Goldsmiths for an evening meal. Discussion of the program. Introduction to Goldsmiths. Dinner at 19.30 at Meze Mangal (245 Lewisham Way SE4 1XF). Transport St John’s rail/Lewisham rail/DLR.

Tuesday May 3rd

09:15 – 12:00 London Site Visits Site visits in preparation for the afternoon workshop with Alex Wilkie & Tobie Kerridge. To be carried out in the theme groups. Theme groups will go to different sites and departure is from the hotel.
12:00 – 13:00 Lunch With site visit groups.
13:00 – 14:00 How do you perform your thesis?  

A talk by Kat Jungnickel.
Richard Hoggart Building (RHB) 306
14:00 – 14:30 Coffee break
14:30 – 17:30 Site Issues to Design Proposals Workshop with Alex Wilkie & Tobie Kerridge.
Richard Hoggart Building (RHB) 306

Wednesday May 4th

9:00 – 10:00 Reflections on the workshop Discussion.
Richard Hoggart Building (RHB) 137
10:00 – 10.15 Coffee break
10:15 – 12:00 Sociological Materials 

 

Workshop with Nina Wakeford &
Michael Guggenheim.
Richard Hoggart Building (RHB) 137 & 138
12:00  – 13:00 Lunch
13:00 – 14:30 The Logic of Research
Through Design
A talk by Bill Gaver.
Richard Hoggart Building (RHB) 137
14:30 – 15:00 Coffee break
15:00 – 16:30 Theme groups discussions Group Discussion.
16:30 – 18:00 Ludic Action Research: Pattern and Opportunity in Design and Social Science A talk by Mike Michael
Richard Hoggart Building (RHB) 137

Thursday May 5th 2011

9:00 – 10:30 In search for future design research. Or let us invent it! Workshop (parallel to a management meeting).
L211 (Hexagon), Lockwood Building, Goldsmiths. 

10:30 – 11:00 Coffee break
11:00 Departure & Visits Visits in smaller groups to other design schools, museums and companies. We have a few suggestions (to be announced soon W&A, Design museum, Tate modern, RCA, Participle, Young foundation, etc), but feel free to suggest and also take direct contacts yourselves.