Research interest: Making infrastructure legible
Paul Graham Raven is an EPSRC-supported interdisciplinary postgraduate researcher in infrastructure futures and theory, with connections to both Town & Regional Planning and Civil & Structural Engineering. His PhD research seeks to understand the constitutional and configurational dynamics of structuration and transitions in metasystemic infrastructure - or, more simply, how we ended up with the infrastructure we have, and how we might shape the infrastructure we've yet to build.
Paul is also a published science fiction writer and literary critic, occasional essayist and consulting critical futurist. He lives not far from the site of the Battle of Orgreave with a cat and some guitars.
- Raven PG, "Imagining the impossible: the shifting role of utopian thought in civic planning, science fiction, and futures studies" Journal of Futures Studies [ pending review ]
- Raven PG, Elahi S, “The New Narrative: applying narratology to the shaping of futures outputs” Futures [ pending review; special issue responding to Oxford Futures Forum 2014 ]
- Keraca F, Raven PG, Machell J, Camci F, “A comparative analysis framework for assessing the sustainability of a combined water and energy infrastructure” Technological Forecasting & Social Change
- Raven PG, “The future's four quarters: proposing a quadrant methodology for strategic prototyping in infrastructural contexts” Technological Forecasting & Social Change
- Keraca F, Camci F, Raven PG, “City Blood: A Visionary Infrastructure Solution for Household Energy Provision through Water Distribution Networks” Energy
- Karaca F, Raven PG, Machell J, Varga L, Camci F, Chitchyan R, Boxall J, Ulanicki B, Skworcow P, Strzelecka A, Ozawa-Meida L, Janus T, “Single infrastructure utility provision to households: technological feasibility study” Futures
Velcro City Tourist Board - the science fictional ramblings of Paul Graham Raven