Practical Earth Skills

E hara taku toa i te toa takitahi, engari he toa takimano, takitini.Success is not the work of one, but the work of many. Nau mai. Harae mai. Welcome! Come! Kia ora koutou. My name is Anne Galloway. I’m an Associate Professor in the Design for Social Innovation programme and lead the More-Than-Human Lab in […]

Together as animals

Posted on May 19, 2019 in Animals & Plants & Stuff

“Remote from universal nature and living by complicated artifice, man in civilisation surveys animals through the glass of his knowledge and sees thereby a feather magnified and the whole image in distortion. We patronise them for their incompleteness, for their tragic fate for having taken form so far below ourselves. And therein do we err. […]

Designing with, and for, the more-than human

Last year I was generously invited to deliver a keynote presentation at IndiaHCI 2018. The conference was brilliantly organised and hosted by Naveen Bagalkot and Riyaz Sheikh, colleagues and students, and I was well supported by a stellar group of keynote speakers. The images below are the same slides I used, except for one (#3) […]

2019 Lab Bulletin #1

Posted on May 15, 2019 in Ordinary Madness of Academia

Harae mai. Ever searching for ways to document and share our research and teaching, I would like to welcome everyone to this year’s More-Than-Human Lab Bulletin. I imagine these coming out three times, roughly in line with my university’s trimester system, so nothing huge but I will do my best to keep up :) On […]

New year, new research

I’ve much to update on the site in the next few weeks, but first I thought I’d share something I’m super excited about: a new research project, funded by VUW’s Strategic Initiatives Impact Fund, and set to begin in March. Caring for Sheep Through Birth and Death: Human-Sheep Relations on the Farm and in the […]

Read-along-with-Anne: The Impossible 6

Posted on Nov 27, 2017 in Fieldnotes, Read Along

This is part of #theimpossible series The Impossible Will Take A Little While, Chapter 6, Howard Zinn on “The Optimism of Uncertainty” Somewhat ironically, I took a week off from this project because I was overwhelmed by a sense of not-exactly-hopelessness, but some sort of meaninglessness. Perhaps I would have felt better sooner if I had […]

Read-along-with-Anne: The Impossible 5

Posted on Nov 17, 2017 in Fieldnotes, Read Along

This is part of #theimpossible series The Impossible Will Take A Little While, Chapter 5, Danusha Veronica Goska’s essay “Political Paralysis” This is the last chapter in the first section, and after yesterday’s high I didn’t know what to expect. It begins by citing a concern I often share: “I want to do something, but what […]

Read-along-with-Anne: The Impossible 4

Posted on Nov 16, 2017 in Fieldnotes, Read Along

This is part of #theimpossible series The Impossible Will Take A Little While, Chapter 4, Paul Hawken’s commencement address “You Are Brilliant and the Earth is Hiring” “You are going to have to figure out what it means to be a human being on earth at time when every living system is declining, and the rate […]

Read-along-with-Anne: The Impossible 3

Posted on Nov 15, 2017 in Fieldnotes, Read Along

This is part of #theimpossible series The Impossible Will Take A Little While, Chapter 3, Marian Wright Edelman on standing up for children Before I start, is it strange that I feel obligated to admit I have no children? That I feel compelled to reassure others that I like children just fine, but never wanted my […]

Read-along-with-Anne: The Impossible 2

Posted on Nov 14, 2017 in Fieldnotes, Read Along

This is part of #theimpossible series The Impossible Will Take A Little While, Chapter 2, an excerpt from Jonathan Kozol’s Ordinary Resurrections The second piece seems to endlessly run through a list of almost unbearable tragedies suffered by St Ann’s parish in the South Bronx, before I find what I’m looking for. A six year old […]