A hauntology of participatory speculation

Gatehouse, Cally (2020) A hauntology of participatory speculation. In: PDC '20: Proceedings of the 16th Participatory Design Conference 2020 - Participation(s) Otherwise - Volume 1. Association for Computing Machinery, New York, pp. 116-125. ISBN 9781450377003

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In this paper I conduct a hauntological analysis of participatory speculation, within the context of a study into understanding the potential for increasing recognition of LGBT+ young people’s experiences of hate crime and hate incidents. Hauntology provides a means to further situate accounts of speculation in Participatory Design by sensitising us to the interplay of the virtual and the actual that enables us to expand our sense of the possible. Through understanding how participatory speculation is shaped by absent presences, this paper contributes to the discussion of post-solutionist practices in PD that foster care and responsibility across multiple sites and forms of participation in the face of issues that resist resolution. I conclude by considering by translating speculation into shared spaces of wonder, Participatory Design can foster ethical commitments that stay with the trouble.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Speculative design, Hauntology, Hate crime, LGBT+, Feminist STS
Subjects: W200 Design studies
Department: Faculties > Arts, Design and Social Sciences > Design
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Depositing User: John Coen
Date Deposited: 22 Apr 2020 09:39
Last Modified: 31 Jul 2021 12:19
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/42869

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