Erik Sandelin

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As a PhD candidate at the interdisciplinary programme Art, Technology and Design – a joint initiative of the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) and Konstfack University of Arts, Crafts and Design in Stockholm – I work in the messy intersections of codesign, posthuman theory, biotechnology and critical animal studies, under the project heading Living Things: Design beyond Human Exceptionalism.

My research interests center on designerly interventions in the intimate entanglements of human and nonhuman lives mediated through digital, biological, and other technologies. How can we design with, and for, nonhuman subjects? How can designers prototype, make tangible, posthuman everyday life? What could a non-anthropocentric design practice be like?

I have an MA in Interaction Design from Malmö University. Before returning to academia I co-founded and ran interaction design and innovation studio Unsworn Industries for almost ten years. We crafted beautiful action spaces, from children’s libraries to mountain megaphones and gluten E.T. barbecues.