This theme looks at how designing embodied interactions and wearables might evolve as material, technological and biological innovation converge, and the ecologies we move through become an inherent part of our experience of the world – no longer considered as an afterthought, but foregrounded in the social, the personal, the ethical and the political

It encompasses my research and teaching at SDU Design, in Kolding, Denmark, as well as associated collaborative projects and networks, including initial experiments undertaken while Visiting Research Fellow at the Centre for Advanced Materials and Performance Textiles, at RMIT University School of Fashion and Textiles in Melbourne, Australia.

Current collaborations:

  • Jenny Underwood (RMIT), and others : investigating how design and emerging science might be converged to give people the feeling of being in someone else’s body, someone with different physical abilities and constraints
  • Oscar Tomico (TU/e), Andrés Lucero (SDU), and others : an ongoing series of enquiries into how Embodied Design Research Techniques might be embodied and communicated
  • Agnese Caglio (SDU) and Mette Gislev Kiersgaard (SDU) : a design-led investigation into how we might both embody and afford the contemporary need to eat in a civilised manner (and what this might mean)
  • Anne Light (Sussex), and others : forming a network to investigate how mature people might creatively imagine embodied futures
  • Maria Tumarkin (AU) : productively colliding writing as a creative process with embodied interaction to arrive at new forms of performative experience

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