Postdoctoral Research Associate
Michelle Westerlaken is a Postdoctoral Research Associate on the Smart Forests project at the University of Cambridge. She has a PhD in Interaction Design from Malmö University in Sweden. As an interdisciplinary researcher and designer her work builds on science and technology studies, critical animal studies, game studies, and participatory design methods to investigate possibilities for humans and other species towards more relational —multispecies— ways of living on this planet. So far, these projects have involved design negotiations together with cats, dogs, ants, penguins, forests, and various interactive technologies.
Her research blog, design portfolio, and publications can be found at https://michellewesterlaken.com/