Liam Healy

Staff details

Position Lecturer in Design
Department Design
Email l.healy (@gold.ac.uk)
Liam Healy

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/

Academic qualifications

  • PhD: Designing Unlikely Futures? A/symmetry & A-firmative Speculation in the European Borderscape 2020
  • BA Design 2009

Research interests

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

Design

Healy, Liam and Loizeau, Jimmy. 2016. The Jungle Bike.

Show/Exhibition

Healy, Liam and Loizeau, Jimmy. 2018. Design Unlikely Futures: A Marathon To Run. In: "Digital Humanitarianism", Goldsmiths, University of London, United Kingdom, 16 February 2018.

Healy, Liam; Loizeau, Jimmy and Thompson, Clare. 2017. Design Unlikely Futures and the Jungle. In: "System of Systems", Athens, Greece.

Conference or Workshop Item

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. 'Calais Then (2016), and Then (2019)'. In: REFUGOV. Luxembourg.

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.

Healy, Liam. 2017. 'Design Unlikely Futures, The Jungle, and Lesvos'. In: A Conversation on Connecting Racism and Migration. London, United Kingdom.

Robson, Dominic; Healy, Liam and Loizeau, Jimmy. 2017. 'Design Unlikely Futures | The System of Systems'. In: Design Unlikely Futures | The System of Systems. Goldsmiths, United Kingdom.

Healy, Liam and Loizeau, Jimmy. 2017. 'Design Unlikely Futures In The ‘Jungle’'. In: Nordes 2017: DESIGN+POWER. Oslo, Norway 15 - 17 June 2017.

Healy, Liam. 2017. 'Design Unlikely Futures and The ‘Jungle’'. In: Contested Borderscapes, Transnational Geographies vis-à-vis Fortress Europe. Lesvos, Greece.

Healy, Liam. 2017. 'Design Unlikely Futures in the Jungle (paper)'. In: Nordes 2017: DESIGN+POWER. Oslo, Norway 15 - 17 June 2017.

Healy, Liam and Loizeau, Jimmy. 2017. 'Design Unlikely Futures and the Jungle'. In: Making Home in Wounded Places: Design, Memory, and the Spatial. New York, United States 3-4 March 2017.

Article

Healy, Liam. 2019. Calais, After the Jungle. Public Seminar,

Book Section

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

Film/Video

Healy, Liam. 2019. Calais Then (2016), and Then (2019).

Healy, Liam; Loizeau, Jimmy and Thompson, Clare. 2017. A/symmetries of The 'Jungle'..

Printed Ephemera

Healy, Liam and Hill, Aaron. 2019. DUF Zine 14: Machine Readable Calais.

Healy, Liam. 2018. DUF Zine 10: The Site of the Former Jungle, Calais.

Healy, Liam. 2018. DUF Zine 11: Objects From the Former Jungle Camp, Calais.

Vafajooye Diyanati, Mehdi and Healy, Liam. 2018. DUF Zine 01: Moria.

Vafajooye Diyanati, Mehdi and Healy, Liam. 2018. DUF Zine 02: Iran.

Project

Loizeau, Jimmy; Healy, Liam and Robson, Dominic. 2017 - 2018 Design Unlikely Futures.

Thesis

Healy, Liam. 2020. Designing Unlikely Futures? A/symmetry & A-firmative Speculation in the European Borderscape. Doctoral thesis, Goldsmiths, University of London

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