I am a designer, researcher and lecturer. I currently work as a Lecturer in Design at the University of Sheffield School of Architecture. Previously I have worked at Goldsmiths, University of London, and Aarhus University, Denmark.
My research interests focus around situated critical, speculative design practice and research, DIY design, care, the notion of the Anthropocene, and more-than human entanglements with design. I am currently working on an AHRC funded research project exploring access to woodlands with Forestry England, and an ongoing 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 Borderscape. Link 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 regularly design and run workshops in lots of different institutions.
Previously I have worked closely with Kin Design collaborating with them on a number of projects.
You can contact , I very rarely use twitter @legs_ohagan.