All seminars take place in the UID Research Studio
unless otherwise noted.
12 Dec. 2017, 13.00-15.00
Special double bill: Design fiction bonanza!
Marije de Haas
5 Dec. 2017, 13.15-15.00
"Design and open-collaboration in post-industrial society"
31 Oct. 2017, 13.15-15.00
24 Oct. 2017, 13.15-15.00
3 Oct. 2017, 13.15-15.00
Annika Bindler (University Library)
12 Sept., 13.15-15.00
"Speculative design: An Advance Euthanasia Directive for
Marije De Haas
In this seminar we explore the ethical complexities around
euthanasia requests for dementia.
5 Sept. 2017, 13.15-15.00
28 Aug 2017, 13.15-15.00
Semester kick-off and planning
16 May 2017, 13.15-15.00
"Embodiment of people and convey the influences of large display
at domestic environment"
Imagine in coming years we go to a store and buy some rolls of
digital wallpaper. After installing in an environment, the entire
of surface becomes interactive display. This might be interesting,
but how home environment will change when we use Large display at
home? What large display can do in real world?
In this seminar, I attempt to present the general understanding of
the key elements that are necessary to make the structure of this
research and particularly the main ones to formulate the research
question. There are many ways to study but the main challenge is
how do I choose the choices? The model and examples that I will
argue in this complex subject tries to give a tangibility of
situation to understand the notion of large display and scale of
application. This might help me to identify what do I need to
fulfil the research program among of methodological choices.
Last month, I set up some studies in the Design Lab to explore
people's behaviour in terms of experiencing ambient large display.
I will present briefly the observations that express what did
people do during different sessions? How they adapted their
behaviour? What they require to experience appropriately in terms
of using big screens as virtual environment in the lab?
9 May 2017, 13.15-15.00
"50% seminar onwards: 'Design for open collaborations"
The seminar traces the feedback from Aditya's 50% seminar and
the reflections between research programme and experiment.
The seminar will bring up questions on how the research is
positioned within a community of practice, what methodological
choices have been made and end with what might an exemplar of such
a design proposal look like.
2 May 2017, 13.15-15.00
"Questioning the past to ask the future"
Nicholas Baroncelli Torretta
My PhD research concerns the interplay between learning,
practicing and teaching in collaborative design for sustainability.
I pay special attention to how we articulate and address the power
relations and privilege of positions involved in such design
18 April 2017, 13.15-15.00
Janaina Teles Barbosa
I would like to invite you for my seminar where I will talk
about the main topics of my research project and the challenges
that I am facing at the moment.
The title of my PhD research project is: Designing
collaboration for commoning: micro-power dynamics in urban
transitions. I am examining the roles of design agency in
the experience of making together in urban design practices,
asking: How can design practices create, support and sustain
transition spaces that facilitate transition practices for
commoning in urban communities? Thus, I am exploring this issue
though a qualitative analyse of four case studies, two in Brazil
and two in Portugal.
I´m a PhD student in Design at the Aveiro University in Portugal
and I am currently a visiting PhD guest
student at the UID where I intend to improve the methodology
of my ongoing research through a knowledge exchange with other
students at UID.
My background is in Anthropology and Visual Arts. In the past 10
years, I have been working in research projects related with the
production of meanings related with the production of traditional
handcrafts in rural communities in Brazil, including artistic
community interventions for social inclusion. Moreover, I have also
been developing personal artistic projects on the scope of urban
performances, art installations and photography.
4 April 2017, 13.15-15.00
28 March 2017, 13.15-15.00
"Inquiries into limitations and possibilities to regulate design
My research combines a design perspective with a systemic
approach on the role of information generation. The focus of my
research is methodological. I am interested into the generation and
handling of information in human-technology relationships with the
help of intermediary objects. Intermediary objects are transitional
states of products. Therefore I am investigating into the basis for
designers to understand the content of ideas practically while
7 March 2017, 13.15-15.00
"Aesthetics of Being together"
A workshop on the trajectory of an argument from set-up to
closure in a dissertation.
21 Feb. 2017, 13.15-15.00
Monica Lindh Karlsson
At our research seminar next week we will do a workshop
The aim of the workshop-seminar is to collectively, and
individually, explore our research landscapes in our project and
studies in terms of experimentation and 'drifting'.
We will take the notion of 'drifting' as our point of departure
and critically explore our own programmes e.g. how we see actions
building up our arguments, how things related, or not relate, to
Peter Gall Krogh presented his project of drifting at an earlier
research seminar at UID. However, since not all of us where
there at time and others might want to re-fresh his idea of
drifting, I attach the article that Peter Gall Krogh has written
together with Thomas Markussen and Anne Louise Bang.
In the workshop seminar we will create our own tentative
visualization of our programmes and use them for discussing and
problematize ways of conducting Research Through Design from our
own positions. (Think of the visualization that I presented at our
last PhD Festival 2016). We will look into and discuss things that
are concerns of issues for us and also collectively reflect over
Everyone are asked to bring issues, perspectives and challenging
concerns to the workshop.
7 Feb. 2017, 13.15-15.00
"Mediating (infra)structures: Technology, media,
This will be a text seminar based on a forthcoming book
underlying argument of the chapter is that it is crucially
important to (re)consider the intellectual tools that are brought
to bear on phenomena and practices involving contemporary networked
computational things. These are things that are often very active
and interconnected; and they have functions and behaviors that are
hidden beneath user-facing surfaces and may even be very different
from the functionality and character a person experiences during
interactions with and through it. This state of affairs calls for
new conceptual and analytic lenses that build on the strengths of
existing ones, but also recognize the inadequacies of existing
perspectives and thus develop in the new directions that are
required. The chapter develops the analytic lens of mediating
(infra)structures as a way to synthesize these matters that
are foregrounded, and to point toward new analytic directions and
sensitivities that are required.
24 Jan. 2017, 13.15-15.00
"Pata-design Post-50%, Part II"
My research concerns the prototyping of a pataphysically infused
critical design practice (what I've come to refer to as
pata-design). In this seminar, I'll pick up some of the key
discussion points from my 50% seminar in June 2016, in order to
sketch out future research trajectories for the year ahead. In this
way, I hope to have an informal discussion about ways to move
forward. Hope to see you there!
An archive of previous years' seminars is found here