This post introduces preliminary findings from the ‘Evidencing and combatting hate crime in India: concepts, mindsets and processes’, a project supported by a Society of Legal Scholars Research Activities Grant and by CEJI—a Jewish Contribution to an Inclusive Europe. The project was led by Joanna Perry (Independent Consultant), Mohsin Alam Bhat (Associate Professor and Executive-Director… Continue reading Experimenting with the concept of ‘hate crime’ in India
This post summarises my contribution to an online Roundtable on 'Conceptual prefiguration / prefiguring concepts' organised by Davina Cooper as part of the Utopian Legalities, Prefigurative Politics and Radical Governance Collaborative Research Network on October 15, 2021. I have spent the last few years exploring the idea of ‘doing sociolegal research in design mode’. My… Continue reading How and why might we draw on designerly ways to support conceptual prefiguration in law?
As part of the Legal Design Roundtable 2021 Rossana Ducato invited me to reflect upon how my short book, Doing sociolegal research in design mode (forthcoming 2021, Routledge), might contribute to the field of legal design. The book is designed to act as a bridge from sociolegal research to legal design, but I hope that… Continue reading What might a book about ‘doing socio-legal research in design mode’ contribute to legal design thinking + practice?
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?
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
The IEL Pop Up Collection was designed to ‘make unity from and for diversity’, visibly and tangibly, and with prefigurative spirit.
Mission for the moment from Amanda Perry-Kessaris on Vimeo. My mission for the moment is to approach econosociolegal questions using graphic design processes (thinking-doing) and products (artefacts-experiences). Frame Innovation: create new thinking by design by Professor of Design Innovation Kees Dorst prompted me to consider this as a 'framing' mission. A frame is a metaphor, a way of… Continue reading If, as if, then: the implications of framing econosociolegal questions as design problems
The Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) Research in Film Awards 2016 is a treasure trove for sociolegal researchers. My top pick is right at the bottom so scroll on down... https://twitter.com/aperrykessaris/status/783353943577489408 https://twitter.com/aperrykessaris/status/783354865254891521 https://twitter.com/aperrykessaris/status/783356743250313221 https://twitter.com/aperrykessaris/status/783359273799675904 https://twitter.com/aperrykessaris/status/783361459770236929 https://twitter.com/aperrykessaris/status/783362319271231492 https://twitter.com/aperrykessaris/status/783364814143942656
When something I see triggers a sociolegal thought I usually take a photo and tweet it. The tweet text reminds me of the thought that was triggered by the image. All of which goes to my increasing confidence in the idea that images and text are best served together. And hot? So I shall continue to collect… Continue reading Sociolegal image-text on the fly