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An open and exploratory design-led research centre at Lancaster University
We conduct applied and theoretical research into people, products, places and their interactions.
We work with a variety of organisations to provide fresh perspectives on real-world issues and facilitate innovation.
We offer Undergraduate, Masters, and PhD study opportunities. All our staff are active researchers with extensive expertise in teaching.

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Utopian Urban Futures

Utopian Urban Futures

Nick Dunn gave a keynote address at the international conference in Leeds.

His presentation, 'Future Cities: palimpsest of the utopic imagination' framed the significance of how cities have been represented through their questioning of reality, reshaping our spatial conceptions or...Read full update

Presentation on design fictions for digital healthcare receives attention at eHealth conference

Presentation on design fictions for digital healthcare receives attention at eHealth conference

A paper on "design fictions: a tool for debating societal, legal and ethical aspects of personal and pervasive health systems presented at the EAI International Conference on Personal, Pervasive and mobile Health (PPmH) received a lot of attention and generated discussion on its potential as...Read full update

Designing the Future

Designing the Future

Nick Dunn invited by Cheltenham Design Foundation as an expert on the future of cities.

Nick contributed to a panel discussion on the Future of Cities at Cheltenham Design Festival. The notion of the ‘ideal city’ evolves with changing technologies. Populations adapt and imaginations run...Read full update

A Visual History of the Future

A Visual History of the Future

Nick Dunn invited to present his research at Cheltenham Science Festival

Nick Dunn was invited by the Cheltenham Science Festival to present his research on how future cities have been imagined by architects, artists and designers over the last 100 years and forward into the 21st...Read full update

Mobile Utopia at Somerset House

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Mobile Utopia at Somerset House

24th of June 2016, Somerset House, London

Visual manifesto to be presented at the Utopia Fair.

Mobile Utopia will present their visual manifesto for the future, developed through collaboration with the artist Oliver East and co-created with members of the public, at the...Read full update

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