Juliet Sprake

Staff details

Position Senior Lecturer in Design
Department Design
Email j.sprake (@gold.ac.uk)
Phone +44 (0)20 7919 7785
Juliet Sprake

Juliet Sprake teaches on a range of programmes, supervises PhD students and is a member of the Pi Studio research unit.  Juliet is interested in mobile learning, participatory sensing and designing alternative methods for navigating the urban landscape.  An important aspect of her work is using technologies to sense and record change in the material fabric of our built environment so that buildings can be described as ‘learning-enabled’.  She has written about some of this in her book, Learning-through-Touring, and enjoys working with Peter Rogers to make interactive apps, tours and games for finding ways into, up and around the city.



Sprake, Juliet. 2005. Mudlarking in Deptford: Prototype toolkit.


Poon, Charis and Sprake, Juliet. 2019. Thank you, driver. In: "Scenes of the World", Pump House Gallery, Battersea, United Kingdom, 17 April - 19 May 2019.


Sprake, Juliet. 2012. Learning-through-Touring: Mobilising Learners and Touring Technologies to Creatively Explore the Built Environment. Rotterdam: SensePublishers. ISBN 978-94-6091-776-9

Conference or Workshop Item

Sprake, Juliet and Rogers, Peter. 2012. 'Located Lexicon: a project that explores how user generated content describes place'. In: Future Learning Spaces: Designs on E-Learning Conference Proceedings 2011. Helsinki, Finland 27-30 September 2011.

Sprake, Juliet. 2003. 'Mapping Boundaries: Reading Everyday Urban Text'. In: Techn: The Design Wisdom, 5th European Academy of Design. Barcelona 1/4/2003.


Sprake, Juliet and Rogers, Peter. 2014. Crowds, Citizens and Sensors: process and practice for mobilising learning. Personal and Ubiquitous Computing, 18(3), pp. 753-764. ISSN 1617-4909

King, Aileen; Bowe, James and Sprake, Juliet. 2011. In vivo laboratory practicals in research-led teaching: An example using glucose tolerance tests in lean and obese mice. Journal of Pharmacological and Toxicological Methods, 64(2), pp. 168-172. ISSN 1056-8719

Sprake, Juliet. 2009. Designing Participant-Generated Context into Guided Tours. International Journal of Mobile and Blended Learning, 1(2), pp. 19-38. ISSN 1941-8647

Sprake, Juliet and Thomas, H.. 2007. Transitional Spaces: Mapping Physical Change. International Journal Of Art & Design Education, 26(2), pp. 167-176. ISSN 14768062

Sprake, Juliet. 2005. Accidental Tours and Illegal Tour Guides: Taking the Textbook out of the Tour. Place and Location: Studies in Environmental Aesthetics and Semiotics, 5, pp. 195-214. ISSN 17362326

Book Section

Sprake, Juliet and Rogers, Peter. 2016. Citizen Cartographer. In: Lucila Carvalho; Peter Goodyear and Maarten de Laat, eds. Place-based Spaces for Networked Learning. Abingdon: Routledge, pp. 177-190. ISBN 9781138850880

Sprake, Juliet. 2015. Learning-though-Touring: A Methodology for Mobilising Learners. In: John Traxler and Agnes Kukulska-Hulme, eds. Mobile Learning: The Next Generation. Abingdon: Routledge, pp. 67-80. ISBN 9780415658362

Sprake, Juliet and Rogers, Peter. 2014. Transecting the Strand Union Workhouse: An Excursion into Social History along Digital Geo-located Paths. In: Owen Rhys and Zelda Baveystock, eds. Collecting the Contemporary: A Handbook for Social History Museums. Edinburgh: MuseumsEtc, pp. 520-549. ISBN 9781910144282


Bain, Jennifer and Sprake, Juliet. Nov 2017 - ongoing Design as Transformative Educational Practice.

Bain, Jennifer and Sprake, Juliet. November 2017 - ongoing Designing Education: Theorising a Critical-creative Practice.