How might design enhance our understanding of, and our ability to communicate about, law as a social phenomenon? At what cost? Mindsets, tools and processes from design such as visualisation, sprints and prototyping are increasingly identified as distinctive and useful; and adopted across legal fields from practice to activism to policy-making (Perry-Kessaris 2019). With the… Continue reading Work in progress: Doing socio-legal research in design mode
Perry-Kessaris, A. (2021) Doing Sociolegal Research in Design Mode, Routledge, is a short monograph produced with the support of a Socio-Legal Studies Association field work grant and a Leverhulme Trust Research Fellowship (RF-2019-045). This book is the first to explore what design can do for sociolegal research. It is primarily focused on what the sociolegal… Continue reading Doing sociolegal research in design mode: a short monograph
Amanda Perry-Kessaris and Emily Allbon This post also appears on the Socio-legal Studies Association blog. Can design help to make legal education more inclusive? An inclusive education ecosystem is one ‘in which pedagogy, curricula and assessment are designed and delivered to engage students in learning that is meaningful, relevant and accessible to all’. This entails ‘taking account of’ and proactively… Continue reading Making legal education more inclusive by design?
Slide presented at UK Government coronavirus press conference 11 May 2020. Annotated by the author. What is different about pandemic-related indicators, and what challenges and opportunities do these differences pose for the sociolegal researcher? We can define as ‘legal’ an indicator that claims to capture legal phenomena, such as the costs of registering for pandemic-related… Continue reading Legal indicators in the pandemic: lessons in consciousness + scale?
Figure 1: Collaborative prototyping (c) Amanda Perry-Kessaris 2019. How might designerly practices such as collaborative prototyping help academics and activists in India work together to evidence and combat hate crime? This is the question at the heart of a collaboration between Mohsin Alam Bhat, Joanna Perry and Amanda Perry-Kessaris which is generously supported by the… Continue reading Evidencing + combatting hate crime in India: concepts, mindsets, processes
A distinguishing feature of contemporary social (including legal and economic) challenges is that they are not only ever-more ‘open, complex… and networked’, but also more ‘dynamic’ (Dorst 2015). As such they can only be understood, let alone addressed, via scholarly and policy mindsets that prompt and facilitate movement between between the past, present and future.… Continue reading Prefiguring econo-legal futures? Possible lessons from and for Cyprus
The IEL Pop Up Collection was designed to ‘make unity from and for diversity’, visibly and tangibly, and with prefigurative spirit.
We invite you to attend a workshop devoted to reframing your current sociolegal research project using design-based strategies, and in so doing to improve your abilities to explain (ask: how?), to generate (ask: why?) and to speculate (ask: what if?) in relation to it. In this one day hands-on workshop you will make three types… Continue reading Workshop: making sociolegal research visible and tangible
https://vimeo.com/214063697 Work in progress shows are a standard element of design degrees. Like work in progress sessions in social sciences they offer an opportunity to reflect and take stock. But the visible and tangible features of design shows introduce a several additional and productive dimensions and I discovered when I displayed my work on the theme of 'Making… Continue reading Showing sociolegal design as work in progress
This is the eight in a series of experiments (first, second, third, fourth, fifth, sixth and seventh) investigating how model making can be used in sociolegal research processes. As these experiments have progressed I have come to realise that my intention is to understand how we can, and why we might, make sociolegal research ‘visible and tangible’. This experiment is similar… Continue reading Sociolegal model making 8: Pop-Up Museum of Legal Objects