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Michelle Westerlaken

Taking a critical approach to the way we treat other animals in society, I research how we may express imaginations for multispecies worlds. With this I am trying to articulate a counter-concept for the notion of speciesism that can be materialised in the practice of design.

My research builds on ecofeminist and postcolonial theory to urge designers towards making more sustainable contributions on a planet in a state of mass-extinction. In practice, I also worked on design projects together with cats, dogs, ants, and penguins. Besides my research, I teach courses in playful interaction and experimental game design.

For more info see: my personal website and my publications


Research platforms

Collaborative Future Making pil show

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  • Publications

  • Last publications from Malmö University Electronic Publishing.

    2020 | Konferensbidrag
    Telling multispecies worlds
    Westerlaken Michelle

    2020 | Artikel i tidskrift
    What is the opposite of speciesism?
    Westerlaken Michelle

    2020 | Doktorsavhandling, monografi
    Imagining Multispecies Worlds
    Westerlaken Michelle

    2020 | Övrigt
    Glossary: Collaborative Future-Making
    Hillgren Per-Anders, Lindström Kristina, Strange Michael, Witmer Hope, Chronaki Anna, Ehn Pelle, Ghajargar Maliheh, Gottschalk Sara, Jönsson Li, Kauppinen Asko, Light Ann, Linde Per, Nilsson Magnus, Ragnerstam Petra, Reimer Bo, Restrepo Juliana, Schmidt Staffan, Smedberg Alicia, Ståhl Åsa, Westerlaken Michelle

    2019 | Konferensbidrag
    After the Revolution
    Sandelin Erik, Westerlaken Michelle

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