Liam Healy

School of Architecture

Lecturer in Architecture

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Liam Healy
School of Architecture
Arts Tower
Western Bank
S10 2TN

I am a designer, researcher and lecturer. Convinced by the joyous experiences of being, playing in, and moving through woods and forests, my current research (funded by the AHRC) concerns how the design of paths and trails might contribute to woodland health and expansion, and how more-than-human forest communities engage with these processes. 

In general my practice-research interests focus around situated speculative design, prototyping, DIY design, care, the Anthropocene, and design's intersection with actor-network theory and science and technology studies. I am also interested in (and convinced by the value of) designing and researching through making — to think through materials and their processes by experimenting, modelling and prototyping. 

I have a PhD in Design from Goldsmiths, University of London (thesis title: Designing Unlikely Futures? A/symmetry & A-firmative Speculation in the European Borderscape) which explores the ways speculative and critical approaches to design, and design-research can learn about and intervene in the European borderscape.

I have previously taught across BA, MA and PhD in Design at Goldsmiths, Aarhus University, Denmark, and as a visiting scholar at Parsons, New York, as well as working professionally as a designer.


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