Doing sociolegal research in design mode: a short monograph

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

Making legal education more inclusive by design?

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?

Legal indicators in the pandemic: lessons in consciousness + scale?

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?

Work in progress: Doing socio-legal research in design mode

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

If, as if, then: the implications of framing econosociolegal questions as design problems

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

Research in Film Awards 2016: the shortlist through a sociolegal lens

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...  

Sociolegal image-text on the fly

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

Categorising visual materials

This experiment follows on from an attempt to visualise sociolegal concepts using found images. Both experiments are part of my research (funded by the Socio-legal Studies Association) into the use of graphic design by civil society actors in relation to econolegal aspects of the current talks between Turkish Cypriots and Greek Cypriots regarding possible reunification of the island. My… Continue reading Categorising visual materials

Legal Object Workshop 2017: How to apply

Kent Law School is pleased to offer up to 10 funded places to attend the first Legal Object Workshop at the British Museum (London) on Friday 10 March 2017 10:00 – 16:00. For updated information on the progress of the Workshop please see this page. The workshop is coordinated by Amanda Perry-Kessaris with Lisa Dickson,… Continue reading Legal Object Workshop 2017: How to apply