Clara Crivellaro | Newcastle UniversityOrganiser & workshop leader
Clara Crivellaro is a designer, creative practitioner and a post-doc researcher at Newcastle University’s Open Lab. Her research explores design-led methods, digital tools and processes to support progressive forms of social activism in and for the everyday politics of place and place-making. Her background is in Arts and Design (BA) and Curatorial practice (MA) and has worked as a freelance artist on a range of participatory projects with a charities, NGOs and cultural institutions in UK and Europe.
Joe Deville | Lancaster UniversityOrganiser
Joe Deville is a Lecturer at Lancaster University, based jointly in the Department of Organisation, Work and Technology and the Department of Sociology. Much of his work focuses on analysing the interactions between defaulting consumer credit debtors and the debt collection industry. This is the subject of his recently published book, Lived Economies of Default, as well as a number of journal publications. He has also written on the role of online discussion forums as hosting alternative and informal forms of debt advice. He is an editor at Mattering Press, the Journal of Cultural Economy and the online consumer studies research network Charisma.
Daniel Richards | Lancaster UniversityOrganiser
Daniel Richards is a Lecturer in Data Prototyping and Visualisation at Lancaster University. He is based in ImaginationLancaster within the Lancaster Institute for Contemporary Arts and is a member of the Data Science Institute. His research focuses on computational design, data visualization and digital fabrication as a means of leveraging emerging technologies for design applications.
Sebastian Weise | Newcastle UniversityOrganiser
Sebastian Weise is lecturer for digital civics at the School for Architecture, Planning, and Landscape at Newcastle University. As a founder and director at PlaceChangers Ltd, his expertise lies in digital mapping applications that enable and sustain engagement moments. Sebastian has substantial understanding of the practices of public planning professionals and the present condition of the public sector planning service, including the use and diffusion of geospatial platforms. Sebastian believes in the value of feedback. When he was 16 he already worked for a market research company supporting, e.g., weekly polls for national TV. In his past job he works with residents, urban planners, city administration professionals, property developers, and ‘techies’ of different domains of computing.