Lectures: Design and the Environmental Humanities

Design and the Environmental Humanities explored the role of design in providing solutions to complex environmental challenges, and how Environmental Humanities interest in the material world has not yet led to a sustained engagement with the practices of material culture and technology. Funded by the University of Edinburgh's Challenge Investment Fund (2015-16) this project was organised by Sónia Matos in collaboration with Michelle Bastian.

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    The Geomerce Project

      The GeoMerce ProjectAbstract: GeoMerce is a project that speculates on the ability of certain plants of absorbing heavy metals from the soil. Since those metals are listed on the London Metal Exchange, fields and crops become financial assets as sources and reservoirs of capitals. The amount of metal in the plants is crossed with […]

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    Multispecies Methods

    Bastian Part 1Bastian part 2Bastian Part 3Bastian Part 4Bastian Part 5Bastian Part 6Bastian Part 7 Multispecies Methods: Participatory Research and the more-than-humanAbstract: This paper analyses the outcomes from a recent research project that explored the potential for developing more-than-human participatory approaches. Over the course of four workshops, the team drew on participatory design, participatory action […]

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    Transmedia: New trends in digital storytelling

    Nisi Part 1Nisi Part 2Nisi Part 3Nisi Part 4Nisi Part 5 Click here for the slideshow. Transmedia:new trends in digital storytelling: the case of Laura SilvaAbstract: LauraSilva, a transmedia storytelling project developed in the context of the EU-funded Future Fabulators project, is a technologically mediated effort aiming to create awareness, disseminate knowledge, and engage its […]

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    The Water Next Time

    Stefan Helmreich – The Water Next Time Helmreich Part 1Helmreich Part 2Helmreich Part 3Helmreich Part 4Helmreich Part 5Helmreich Part 6 Click here for the slideshow. The Water Next Time: Changing Wavescapes in the AnthropoceneAbstract: Do ocean waves have a history? This presentation looks toward a future in which waves are not only known differently (though […]

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    Sustainable Necessities and Yet Darker Ecologies

    Paul Chaney – Sustainable Necessities and Yet Darker Ecologies Part 1Part 2Part 3Part 4Part 5  Click here for the slideshow. Sustainable Necessities and Yet Darker EcologiesAbstract: This presentation describes FIELDCLUB – a small agricultural site in Cornwall. Here Chaney lived off-grid in a hand built cabin between 2004 and 2012 while undertaking his own food production and […]

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    Animal Computer Interaction

    Clara Mancini – Animal Computer Interaction Mancini – ACI talk for Design and EH Part 1Part 2Part 3Part 4Part 5 Click here for the slideshow. Animal-Computer Interaction: Designing Interactive Systems for and with More-than-HumansAbstract: Animal-Computer Interaction (ACI) is an emerging discipline aiming to study the relation between animals and technology in naturalistic settings, design user-centred […]

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