Read about past and present projects based in the Design Societies Research Unit.

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Adventures in Aesthetics: Beyond the Bifurcation of Nature

An interdisciplinary investigation into more-than-human aesthetics, involving scholars in design, STS and philosophy, probing its necessity in times of climatic crisis and socio-environmental devastation.

An arm with a IV line inserted into it.

To err is more-than-human: Pluralising patient safety

Patient safety is a chronic and obstinate problem in clinical healthcare despite continual efforts to improve safety through national safety frameworks, guidance and policy. This research project investigates how considering patient and more-than-human experience in the conceptualisation of healthcare as a sociotechnical system might improve patient safety outcomes.