What I mean when I talk about more-than-human design

Posted on Feb 7, 2020 in Animals & Plants & Stuff, Everyday Life

I was recently asked a few questions and some of you might be interested in my answers  :-) The More-Than-Human Lab arose from my life with nonhuman animals, alongside the work of multispecies ethnographers and cultural geographers grappling with what is at stake in more-than-human worlds. I’m not trying to say that anyone is “more” […]

Knowing Sheep: Anatomical models

Posted on Oct 13, 2019 in Animals & Plants & Stuff, Knowing Sheep

Manufactured by Somso, Germany, c 1910Hand-painted plaster & papier mâché in nine parts Manufactured by Hauptner, Germany, early-mid 20th centuryHand-painted plaster in eight parts Manufacturer unknown, c 1960Hand-painted plaster & papier mâché

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) […]

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 […]

New year, new teaching & learning

Kia ora and haere mai everyone! Despite the dire state of global politics, and an unusually rainy summer, life is treating us well and we continue to stand beside everyone fighting the good fight. Kia kaha! The More-Than-Human Lab has some new and exciting things happening this year, but classes start in less than a […]

NZ animal welfare & public consultation

Posted on May 16, 2016 in Animals & Plants & Stuff, Fieldnotes

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) regulates animal welfare in NZ, and it currently has two proposals out for public consultation. Interested parties have until Thursday 19 May to get their submissions in. I’m finishing my own submission (which I’ll post here later because they’re all available via OIA requests anyway) but I want to […]

Fieldnotes: Week 2

I’ve been on research and study leave for two weeks now. This is what’s happened and what I’ve learned so far. TVNZ Sunday broadcast an expose on animal cruelty in NZ dairy farming, and there was a lively social media response from farmers to the broadcast and subsequent UK-based advertising campaign – see #agchatnz,  #caring4calves […]

Fieldnotes: T minus 41 hours

Posted on Nov 29, 2015 in Animals & Plants & Stuff, Fieldnotes

My sabbatical officially starts in 41 hours so I thought I’d round up a few things that are on my mind… I first learnt of Robin Wall Kimmerer‘s work from her book Braiding Sweetgrass, and it’s rich in wonderful ideas. She uses a phrase, almost in passing, that I’d almost forgotten from my undergraduate studies: […]