I am a designer, researcher and lecturer working across a wide range of disciplines and media, including design-research, participation, film-making, prototyping, publication and print. In my current role at Goldsmiths I have taught across all year groups on a broad range of modules on the BA Design, and MA Expanded Practice courses. I am also a Post-doc in the School of Communication and Culture – Department of Digital Design and Information Studies at Aarhus University.
I completed my PhD in 2020, titled: Designing Unlikely Futures? A/symmetry & A-firmative Speculation in the European Borderscape.
I am a component in the collective Design Unlikely Futures: http://duf.space/
- PhD: Designing Unlikely Futures? A/symmetry & A-firmative Speculation in the European Borderscape 2020
- BA Design 2009
My research interests focus around situated speculative design research, DIY design, critical design practice, care, the notion of the Anthropocene, and more-than human entanglements with design. I am currently working on an ethnography of bike trail builders drawing on architecture, participatory design and inventive methods.
I also collect instances of design for the end of the world, RAL7016 grey buildings, expanding foam, liminal species, and helium balloons in the wild that might form the basis of several unfinished research projects and activities.
Publications and research outputs
Conference or Workshop Item
Healy, Liam and Krogh, Peter Gall. 2022. 'Emergent Participation in DIY Designed Bike Trails'. In: Participatory Design Conference 2022. Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom 19 August - 1 September 2022.
Healy, Liam. 2022. 'No dig, no ride: Maintaining DIY designed bike trails'. In: EASST 2022: Politics of technoscientific futures. Madrid, Spain 6 - 9 July 2022.
Healy, Liam. 2021. 'Plants, Tandems and the Borderscape: Unsettling Care and Control in the (post-)Jungle'. In: Society for Social Studies of Science: 4S Annual Meeting 2021. Toronto, Canada 6-9 October 2021.
Healy, Liam. 2021. 'Exploring the Temporalities of a Tandem in the Jungle'. In: Society for Social Studies of Science: 4S Annual Meeting 2021. Toronto, Canada 6-9 October 2021.
Loizeau, Jimmy and Healy, Liam. 2017. Design Unlikely Futures. In: Glyn-Blanco Glyn-Blanco; Maria McLintock and Papazymouri Danae, eds. The System of Systems. Athens: System of Systems. ISBN 9781527208889
Healy, Liam. 2020. Designing Unlikely Futures? A/symmetry & A-firmative Speculation in the European Borderscape. Doctoral thesis, Goldsmiths, University of London