Sara Heitlinger is a Research Associate in the Global Urban Research Unit at Newcastle University, UK. Previously, she was a researcher Co-Investigator on Connected Seeds and Sensors, exploring internet of things, participatory design and data visualisation for sustainable urban food practices.
Marcus Foth is a passionate wombassador. In his spare time, he is Professor of Urban Informatics in the QUT Design Lab, Australia. He is also an Honorary Professor in the School of Communication and Culture at Aarhus University, Denmark. Marcus brings together people, place, and technology with a keen interest in cities and sustainability.
Rachel Clarke is a Global Challenges Research Fellow in the School of Design at Northumbria University, UK. Her research focuses on socially engaged arts approaches to digital-material participation exploring how designers support practices of care within and across diverse constituents. More recently, her research has focused on urban cycling networks and multispecies use of inner-city back lanes.
Carl DiSalvo is an Associate Professor in the School of Literature, Media, and Communication at the Georgia Institute of Technology, USA. His current research examines how sensing and data figure into new modes of political action and citizenship. As part of this research, he is exploring the idea of “more-than-human publics.”
Ann Light is Professor of Design and Creative Technology at the University of Sussex, UK, and leader of the Creative Technology Group. She specialises in the social impact of digital technologies, such as the Internet of Things, and the politics of design. Her design work concerns innovations in the fields of social process, community wellbeing and sustainability, which she researches using participatory methods.
Laura Forlano is an Associate Professor of Design at the Institute of Design and Affiliated Faculty in the College of Architecture at Illinois Institute of Technology, USA, where she is Director of the Critical Futures Lab. Her research is focused on the aesthetics and politics at the intersection between design and emerging technologies, material practices and the future of cities.