My first encounter with ox-hide ingots was on the cover of a specialist economic history text. Cyprus is home to the largest deposits of copper ore in the Mediterranean region, concentrated around the Trodoos mountains. I came face-to-face with, and became attached to, my ox-hide ingot during an experiment in object-based brainstorming that I conducted in… Continue reading In pursuit of the copper ox-hide ingot
https://vimeo.com/199899293 This is the sixth in a series of experiments (see the first, second, third, fourth and fifth) investigating how modelling can be used in sociolegal research processes. I am a sociolegal researcher seeking to generate insights that are both theoretically informed and empirically grounded. Almost all my research includes qualitative, semi-structured interviews that are always time consuming and expensive to complete and sometimes awkward. But they are also usually extremely… Continue reading Sociolegal model making 6: place-holding
I have been conducting empirical field-based research since 1995 in India, Sri Lanka and Cyprus. In recent years I have been systematically deploying an increasing range of graphic design-based methods as a sociolegal research tool. One result has been that my sociolegal work now produces visible traces, and these are readily shareable via social media. So… Continue reading Experimenting with open fieldwork
The Future Imaginaries series run by the Innovation Insights Hub at the University of the Arts London included a Policy Imaginaries workshop led by Director of the Hub, Lucy Kimbell and Noah Raford of the Museum of the Future in Dubai. The workshop focus was on how the 'future-making practices' used by designers can be deployed in a policy context, using the… Continue reading Collaborative making to solve policy problems: lessons for legal research?
Sociolegal model making 5 Material metaphorization from Amanda Perry-Kessaris on Vimeo. This is the fifth in a series of experiments (see the first, second, third and fourth) investigating how modelling can be used in econosociolegal research processes. It is an extension of a collaborative project that I completed with Andy Renmei as part of our MA in Graphic Media Design at London College of… Continue reading Sociolegal model making 5: Material metaphorization
This one day workshop is funded by Kent Law School, is part of the Legal Treasure Project and takes place at the British Museum in London on 10.03.17. The workshop is coordinated by Amanda Perry-Kessaris with Lisa Dickson, Luis Eslava, Sydney Parfitt and Sophie Vigneron. Each participant will present an object from the collection, locating it within their own research agenda as well as addressing wider questions posed by its… Continue reading Legal Object Workshop 2017
Sociolegal model making 3: conceptualisation from Amanda Perry-Kessaris on Vimeo. This is the third in a series of experiments investigating how modelling can be used in econosociolegal research processes (see the first, second, fourth, fifth and sixth). The substantive focus of the piece is the construction of legal indicators, such as those produced by the World Bank's Doing Business project I planned… Continue reading Sociolegal model making 3: Conceptualisation