Dr Monika Büscher

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Past Staff Member
Senior Lecturer, April 2011 to July 2018
Sociology / Anthropology / Cultural studies of mobilities, Technology (futures), Video Ethnography and Design, Ethnomethodological studies

Monika is Senior Lecturer in Sociology, and part of ImaginationLancaster through her role as director of the Mobilities.lab Lancaster. Since her PhD study of the practical and collaborative nature of imaginative practice, she has developed a programme of research on mobile work in creative and other professions, including healthcare, event management and emergency response. Her methodological innovations in video ethnography and ethnographically informed innovation have contributed to several research fields, including participatory design, computer supported cooperative work (CSCW), and palpable and pervasive computing.

Updates and Outcomes

Clinicians as service designers? Reflections on current transformation in the UK health services

OutcomeConference Paper

The British National Health Service (NHS) has been involved in profound transformation tokeep pace with, and shape, changes in our society. Innovation has been driven by thenecessity to transform old hierarchical and paternalistic models into a modern health system,moving care closer to home,...More information

Designing cultures: post-disciplinary Practices

OutcomeConference Paper

Adopting a cross-disciplinary approach influenced by a sociological perspective this paper assesses the implications of a post-disciplinary approach to design and how this is inflected in new cultures of design. This is supported by an examination of the role of design culture and the emergence of...More information

Mobile Utopia at Somerset House

Event2 years, 6 months and 25 days ago
Mobile Utopia at Somerset House

24th of June 2016, Somerset House, London

Visual manifesto to be presented at the Utopia Fair.

Mobile Utopia will present their visual manifesto for the future, developed through collaboration with the artist Oliver East and co-created with members of the public, at the...Read full update

Mobile Utopia - Call for Artwork

Event2 years, 8 months and 29 days ago

19th of April 2016

This is an open call for proposals from artists on the theme of Mobile Utopia 1851-2051.

Mobile Utopia 1851-205􀏱1 seeks to develop a deeper understanding of mobile utopias (and dystopias), and to creatively analyse and explore these. Critically, ‘mobile...Read full update

Public Space & Security

Mapped, tracked interrogated?

Monika is visiting fellow at the Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies in Bielefeld, Germany, studying interconnections between (professional) practices of 'communicating disasters' and mobile living in public spaces. How are transformations of privacy enacted at...Read full update

ECSCW 2011 Collective Intelligence - CfP

Discuss design for collective intelligence at ECSCW 2011

There are potentially rich synergies between socio-technical innovation in collective intelligence, mobilities research and Computer Supported Cooperative Work IT Design. ...Read full update

You can find a list of Monika Büscher's publications on the Lancaster University research pages.