Translations between social research and design/innovation: a workshop for
PhD students and early career researchers
Location: Ben Pimlott Building, Goldsmiths, University of London
Led by Nina Wakeford, Department of Sociology, Goldsmiths
Saturday 25th September 2010 10am-5.30pm
Recent years have seen a burgeoning of creative research practice at the
intersection of social science and design.
This workshop will explore the ways in which social research is used by
those involved in design and innovation processes. It will give the
participants the opportunity to think about a variety of ways in which their
research might be presented and developed in these contexts, and critically
reflect on these translations.
This workshop is funded as part of Nina Wakeford¹s ESRC Fellowship project
exploring the interchanges between social science and art/design in
technology research. There will be no fee for attendance.
It is anticipated that participants will be advanced PhD students or
post-doctoral researchers undertaking empirical research in the disciplines
of sociology, science and technology studies, anthropology, gender studies
and cultural studies or associated fields, and that they do not have
extensive previous experience in design or related industries.
We expect participants to attend the associated Goldsmiths day conference on
design and social science MAKING AND OPENING: ENTANGLING DESIGN AND SOCIAL
SCIENCE the day before on Friday 24th September. See
If you are interested in applying for this workshop, please send an email
with the following details to Sociology@Gold.ac.uk by 1st June at the
latest. We would welcome early expressions of interest, and will confirm
participation by 18th June.
Please put ŒTRANSLATIONS WORKSHOP¹ in the title of your email.
You should include the following information.
*Brief description of current research, including actual/proposed title of
thesis, description of empirical research (200-300 words)
*Actual or anticipated date of PhD completion
PLEASE ALSO ENSURE YOU REGISTER FOR THE DAY CONFERENCE. This can also be
done by emailing Sociology@Gold.ac.uk