About

I am a designer, researcher and lecturer. I teach across BA, MA and PhD in Design at Goldsmiths, University of London, and am currently a Post-doc in the School of Communication and Culture at Aarhus University, Denmark.

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 completed my PhD in 2020, titled: Designing Unlikely Futures? A/symmetry & A-firmative Speculation in the European BorderscapeLink to PDF of thesis.

I am a component in the collective Design Unlikely Futures: http://duf.space/

I aim to design through making — to think through materials and their processes by experimenting, modelling and prototyping. I tend towards the title of ‘trans-disciplinary designer’ (for now), and have used design for a wide range of projects and outcomes, for lots of different people, as my CV shows. A semi-up-to-date research profile can be found here.

I design and run workshops both at Goldsmiths and in other institutions.

Previously I have worked closely with Kin Design collaborating with them on a number of projects.

I also collect instances of design for the end of the world, RAL7016 grey buildings, and helium balloons in the wild.

You can contact , I once used twitter @legs_ohagan but stopped in 2019.