My research considers how technology and design shift our understanding of death and bereavement. I have curated various events for public engagement and worked with the Hospice of St Francis, in collaboration with bereaved makers using co-design methods to artistically explore their loved one’s physical and digital heritage. I have also been an advocate for Future Death in a range of high profile festivals such as Death: The Southbank Centre’s Festival for the Living (2012), The Times Cheltenham Literature Festival and Internet Week Europe (2013), The Southbank Centre’s Beyond Belief Festival and the Edinburgh International Science Festival (2017).
My research interests include:
- Social Design, designing for sensitive situations in a practice-based participatory way
- Understanding how technology is reframing our notions of death & bereavement
- Re-evaluating evolving ethical practices within digital contexts
- Data: questioning the relationship between value, context and curation
- Crafting as a design process, when applied to digital content
- Practice research, curation as a mode of knowledge production