Rachel Clarke

Rachel Clarke

Senior Lecturer

I am an interdisciplinary design researcher working between interaction design, human-computer interaction (HCI), feminist science and technology studies (STS). My work focuses on the gendered politics of participatory design practice for design livelihoods in international development, socio-technical infrastructures of material resources and smart urbanisation in more-than-human worlds. My current research projects are funded by the British Academy, EPSRC and Research England. Projects include ISSRAR: Young Palestinians’ Sustainable Development, Visualising Ugandan Youth Futures and More than Human Data Interactions.

Prior to joining Open Lab, I was a Global Challenges Research Fellow at the Centre for International Development and CoCreate at Northumbria University.

I completed my PhD at Culture Lab, Newcastle University in 2014, working between the School of Computing and the International Centre for Cultural Heritage Studies, focussing on the role of socially engaged arts and craft for wearable IoT technologies with immigrant women’s social care groups. I trained in the visual and performing arts, collaborating with national and international theatre companies and arts organisations for over a decade prior to starting a research career.

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2018

Avoiding Ecocidal Smart Cities: Participatory Design for More-than-Human Futures

  1. Heitlinger S
  2. Foth M
  3. Clarke R
  4. DiSalvo C
  5. Light A
  6. Forlano L

2018PDC '18 Proceedings of the 15th Participatory Design Conference

More-than-human urban futures: speculative participatory design to avoid ecocidal smart cities

  1. Clarke R
  2. Heitlinger S
  3. Foth M
  4. DiSalvo C
  5. Light A
  6. Forlano L

2018PDC '18 Proceedings of the 15th Participatory Design Conference

2016

Situated Encounters with Socially Engaged Art in Community-Based Design

  1. Clarke R
  2. Briggs J
  3. Light A
  4. Wright P

20162016 ACM Conference on Designing Interactive Systems DIS 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

Urban HCI: (Re)adapting the city together

  1. Di Mascio D
  2. Clarke R
  3. Akama Y
  4. Salim F

2016DIS 2016 Companion - Proceedings of the 2016 ACM Conference on Designing Interactive Systems: Fuse

2014

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)

Understanding the experience-centeredness of privacy and security technologies

  1. Dunphy P
  2. Vines J
  3. Coles-Kemp L
  4. Clarke R
  5. Vlachokyriakos V
  6. Wright P
  7. McCarthy J
  8. Olivier P

20142014 New Security Paradigms Workshop NSPW '14