I am Senior Research Fellow in Digital Local Democracy. My fellowship explores the interplay between technologies, democratic practices and social justice; it aims to design tools and participatory processes to democratise digital innovation with a particular concern for equity and civic participation in social digital innovations.

I am currently Principal Investigator for Not-Equal, the EPSRC Network+ on Social Justice through the Digital Economy (2018-2021). I am Co-Investigator for the H2020 Generative European Urban Commons, gE.CO (2019-2022) and a member of OLAthens, a non-for profit organization that supports social innovation in Greece.

My research interests include Participatory Design, and co-creation, service design, tools and place-based participatory processes to activate communities and to support political engagement with technology and broader social issues in and of place. I am currently involved in projects that explore HCI and food justice; HCI, place-making and youth activism; AI and sexual health online information seeking practices; trade unions in the digital era; the design of tools to support critical digital literacy.

Before starting the research fellowship, I was a post-doc at Open Lab working on the EPSRC funded MyPlace project. I obtained my PhD in Computing at Newcastle University. My thesis explored the role of technology and design to support forms of social activism in the everyday politics of place.

Before joining academia, I worked as a Socially Engaged Art practitioner on various initiatives and projects in the cultural sector. I have an MA in Curatorial practice and a BA in Arts & Design.

2020

Place-Based Policymaking and HCI: Opportunities and Challenges for Technology Design

  1. Jennifer Manual
  2. Clara Crivellaro

2020CHI '20: Proceedings of the 2020 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems

2019

Mapping the Margins: Navigating the Ecologies of Domestic Violence Service Provision

  1. Bellini R
  2. Strohmayer A
  3. Olivier P
  4. Crivellaro C

2019Proceedings of the 2019 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI '19)

Not-equal: Democratizing research in digital innovation for social justice

  1. Crivellaro C
  2. Coles-Kemp L
  3. Dix A
  4. Light A

2019Interactions

Infrastructuring public service transformation: Creating collaborative spaces between communities and institutions through HCI research

  1. Crivellaro C
  2. Anderson R
  3. Lambton-Howard D
  4. Nappey T
  5. Olivier P
  6. Vlachokyriakos V
  7. Wilson A
  8. Wright P

2019ACM Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction

Infrastructuring Food Democracy: The Formation of a Local Food Hub in the Context of Socio-Economic Deprivation

  1. Prost S
  2. Vlachokyriakos V
  3. Midgley J
  4. Heron G
  5. Meziant K
  6. Crivellaro C

2019Proceedings of the ACM on Human-Computer Interaction

2018

Food democracy in the making: Designing with local food networks

  1. Prost S
  2. Crivellaro C
  3. Haddon A
  4. Comber R

2018Proceedings of the 2018 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI '18)

Spokespeople: Exploring routes to action through citizen-generated data

  1. Maskell T
  2. Crivellaro C
  3. Anderson R
  4. Nappey T
  5. Araujo-Soares V
  6. Montague K

2018Proceedings of the 2018 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI '18)

Infrastructuring the Solidarity Economy: Unpacking Strategies and Tactics in Designing Social Innovation

  1. Vlachokyriakos V
  2. Crivellaro C
  3. Wright P
  4. Olivier P

2018Proceedings of the 2018 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI '18)

Streets for People: Engaging Children in Placemaking Through a Socio-technical Process

  1. Peacock S
  2. Anderson R
  3. Crivellaro C

2018Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings

2017

Exploring Public Places as Infrastructures for Civic M-Learning

  1. Richardson D
  2. Crivellaro C
  3. Kharrufa A
  4. Montague K
  5. Olivier P

20178th International Conference on Communities and Technologies

HCI, solidarity movements and the solidarity economy

  1. Vlachokyriakos V
  2. Crivellaro C
  3. Wright P
  4. Karamagioli E
  5. Staiou E-R
  6. Gouscos D
  7. Thorpe R
  8. Kruger A
  9. Schoning J
  10. Jones M
  11. Lawson S
  12. Olivier P

2017CHI'17 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings

2016

Refugees and HCI SIG: The Role of HCI in Responding to the Refugee Crisis

  1. Talhouk R
  2. Ahmed SI
  3. Wulf V
  4. Crivallero C
  5. Vlachokyriakos V
  6. Olivier P
  7. Clara Crivellaro

2016ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems 2016

Digital Civics: Citizen empowerment with and through technology

  1. Vlachokyriakos V
  2. Crivellaro C
  3. LeDantec C
  4. Gordon E
  5. Wright P
  6. Olivier P

2016ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems 2016

Re-Making Places: HCI, 'Community Building' and Change

  1. Crivellaro C
  2. Taylor A
  3. Vlachokyriakos V
  4. Comber R
  5. Nissen B
  6. Wright P

2016ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems 2016

TryFilm: Situated Support for Interactive Media Productions

  1. Bartindale T
  2. Schofield G
  3. Crivellaro C
  4. Wright P

2016The 19th ACM Computer-Supported Cooperative Work & Social Computing (CSCW 2016)

Re-configuring Participatory Media for Citizen Elders in Urban Planning

  1. Clarke R
  2. Crivellaro C
  3. Di Mascio D
  4. Wright P

2016Proceedings of the 3rd Conference on Media Architecture Biennale

2015

Contesting the City: Enacting the political through digitally supported urban walks

  1. Crivellaro C
  2. Comber R
  3. Dade-Robertson M
  4. Bowen S
  5. Wright P
  6. Olivier P

2015CHI 2015 33rd Annual ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems

Beyond Participatory Production: Digitally Supporting Grassroots Documentary

  1. Green D
  2. Bowen S
  3. Newell C
  4. Schofield G
  5. Bartindale T
  6. Crivellaro C
  7. Sheik A
  8. Wright P
  9. Olivier P

2015Proceedings of the 33rd annual SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems CHI 2015

Designing Alternative Systems for Local Communities

  1. Vlachokyriakos V
  2. Comber R
  3. Crivellaro C
  4. Taylor N
  5. Kuznetsov S
  6. Kavanaugh A
  7. Le Dantec C
  8. Kim BJ

2015CHI EA '15: Proceedings of the 33rd Annual ACM Conference Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems

Interactive Design Documentary As A Method For Civic Engagement

  1. Green D
  2. Crivellaro C
  3. Tidey J

2015TVX 2015 - ACM International Conference on Interactive Experiences for TV and Online Video

2014

A pool of dreams: facebook, politics and the emergence of a social movement

  1. Crivellaro C
  2. Comber R
  3. Bowers J
  4. Wright PC
  5. Olivier P

2014Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI '14)

The dept. of hidden stories: playful digital storytelling for children in a public library

  1. Wood G
  2. Vines J
  3. Balaam M
  4. Taylor N
  5. Smith T
  6. Crivellaro C
  7. Mensah J
  8. Limon H
  9. Challis J
  10. Anderson L
  11. Clarke A
  12. Wright PC

2014SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems

The Dept. Of Hidden Stories: Playful Digital Storytelling for Children in a Public Library

  1. Wood G
  2. Vines J
  3. Balaam M
  4. Taylor N
  5. Smith T
  6. Crivellaro C
  7. Mensah J
  8. Limon H
  9. Challis J
  10. Anderson L
  11. Clarke A
  12. Wright PC

201432nd Annual ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems

Socially engaged arts practice in HCI

  1. Clarke R
  2. Briggs J
  3. Light A
  4. Heitlinger S
  5. Crivellaro C

2014CHI '14 Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI EA '14)