Professor Nick Dunn

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Nick Dunn is Executive Director of ImaginationLancaster where he is also Professor of Urban Design. He is Associate Director of the Institute for Social Futures, where he also leads research in the Future of Cities and Urbanism. His work responds to the contemporary city as a series of systems, flows and processes, and is explored through experimentation and discourse addressing the nature of urban space: its perception, demarcation and appropriation. His work for the UK Government Office for Science and projects such as the EPSRC-funded Liveable Cities contributes to the wider discourse surrounding the current characteristics and potential future scenarios of the urban landscape in a range of contexts. In particular, he is interested in why and how (maybe even where and when) we design, rather than what we design. He has published numerous books related to architecture and urbanism and his papers have been published and presented internationally and collaborative creative work exhibited across the UK, China and the Ukraine.

Dataset of the livability performance of the City of Birmingham, UK, as measured by its citizen wellbeing, resource security, resource efficiency and carbon emissions
Leach, J.M., Lee, S.E., Boyko, C.T., Coulton, C.J., Cooper, R., Smith, N., Joffe, H., Büchs, M., Hale, J.D., Sadler, J.P., Braithwaite, P.A., Blunden, L.S., De Laurentiis, V., Hunt, D.V., Bahaj, A.S., Barnes, K., Bouch, C.J., Bourikas, L., Cavada, M., Chilvers, A., Clune, S.J., Collins, B., Cosgrave, E., Dunn, N., Falkingham, J., James, P., Kwami, C., Locret-Collet, M., Medda, F., Ortegon, A., Pollastri, S., Popan, C., Psarikidou, K., Tyler, N., Urry, J., Wu, Y., Zeeb, V., Rogers, C.D. 12/2017 In: Data in Brief. 15, p. 691-695. 5 p.
Journal article

Night Moves: Dissolving Time and Space in the Nocturnal City
Dunn, N.S. 21/11/2017 In: Sensing Architecture. London : Royal Academy of Arts p. 47-57. 11 p.
Chapter (peer-reviewed)

Envisioning urban futures: from narratives to composites
Pollastri, S., Boyko, C.T., Cooper, R., Dunn, N.S., Clune, S.J., Coulton, C.J. 6/09/2017 In: The Design Journal. 20, Suppl. 1, p. S4365-S4377. 13 p.
Journal article

Warp and Weft: Infrastructural Architecture and Volumetric Urbanism
Brook, R., Dunn, N.S. 24/05/2017
Conference paper

How sharing can contribute to more sustainable cities
Boyko, C.T., Clune, S.J., Cooper, R., Coulton, C.J., Dunn, N.S., Pollastri, S., Leach, J.M., Bouch, C., Cavada, M., De Laurentiis, V., Goodfellow-Smith, M., Hale, J., Hunt, D., Lee, S., Locret-Collet, M., Sadler, J.P., Ward, J., Rogers, C.D., Popan, C., Psarikidou, A., Urry, J.R., Blunden, L., Bourikas, L., Buchs, M., Falkingham, J., Harper, M., James, P., Kamanda, M., Sanches, T., Turner, P., Wu, P., Bahaj, A., Ortegon, A., Barnes, K., Cosgrave, E., Honeybone, P., Joffe, H., Kwami, C., Zeeb, V., Collins, B., Tyler, N. 29/04/2017 In: Sustainability. 9, 5, 16 p.
Journal article

Living By Industry: architecture and urban design interventions within post-industrial landscapes
Jones, P., Dunn, N.S. 27/04/2017
Exhibition

Urban Instincts: improvisation in the nocturnal city
Dunn, N.S. 5/04/2017
Conference paper

Tomorrow’s cities and innovation in tackling social challenges
Dunn, N.S. 21/02/2017
Speech

Shadowplay: liberation and exhilaration in cities at night
Dunn, N.S. 26/01/2017 In: Sensory arts and design. London : Bloomsbury Academic p. 31-48. 18 p. ISBN: 9781474280198.
Chapter

Directing self-assembly to grow adaptive physical structures
Blaney, A., Dunn, N.S., Alexander, J.M., Richards, D., Rennie, A.E.W., Anwar, J. 2017 In: International Journal of Rapid Manufacturing. 6, 2-3, p. 114-133. 20 p.
Journal article

Latent Fictions: The Anticipation of World Fairs
Lopez-Galviz, C.A., Nordin, A.H.M., Dunn, N.S. 2017 In: Handbook of Anticipation. Springer 22 p. ISBN: Cham. Electronic ISBN: 9783319317373.
Chapter

The little book of sharing in the city
Boyko, C.T., Coulton, C.J., Pollastri, S., Clune, S.J., Dunn, N.S., Cooper, R. 8/12/2016 Lancaster : Lancaster University. 42 p. ISBN: 9781862203327.
Book

Dark matters: a manifesto for the nocturnal city
Dunn, N.S. 25/11/2016 Winchester : Zero Books. 120 p. ISBN: 9781782797487. Electronic ISBN: 9781782797470.
Book

Using the power of creativity to unlock social capital and economic drivers
Cooper, R., Coulton, C.J., Dunn, N.S. 24/11/2016
Conference paper

Future of health and healthcare provision in cities
Dunn, N.S., Coulton, C. 22/08/2016 Foresight Government office for Science, Department of Business Innovation and Skills, HMSO, Foresight land use futures. 21 p.
Commissioned report

Visual conversations on urban futures: participatory methods to design scenarios of liveable cities
Pollastri, S., Cooper, R., Dunn, N.S., Boyko, C.T. 26/06/2016 In: Proceedings of Design Research Society Conference 2016. Design Research Society p. 1677-1695. 19 p.
Conference contribution

After Dark: temporal matter in the nighttime city
Dunn, N.S. 30/03/2016
Conference paper

Using game design as a frame for evaluating experiences in hybrid digital/physical spaces
Salinas, L., Coulton, P., Dunn, N.S. 16/03/2016 In: Architecture and Culture. 4, 1, p. 115-135. 21 p.
Journal article

Where's Wally?: in search of citizen perspectives on the smart city
Thomas, V., Wang, D., Mullagh, L., Dunn, N.S. 26/02/2016 In: Sustainability. 8, 3, p. 1-13. 13 p.
Journal article

Adaptive materials: utilising additive manufactured scaffolds to control self-organising material aggregation
Blaney, A., Alexander, J.M., Dunn, N.S., Richards, D.C., Rennie, A.E.W., Anwar, J. 12/2015 In: Proceedings of the 14th Rapid Design, Prototyping and Manufacturing Conference. Loughborough : Lancaster University p. 49-57. 8 p. ISBN: 9781526203038.
Conference contribution

A public ideation of shape-changing applications
Sturdee, M., Hardy, J., Dunn, N., Alexander, J. 21/08/2015 In: ITS '15 Proceedings of the 2015 International Conference on Interactive Tabletops and Surfaces. New York : ACM p. 219-228. 10 p.
Paper

Tomorrow’s cities today: the power of urban visions
Dunn, N., Cureton, P., Francis, N. 23/07/2015
Exhibition

Where's Wally?: in search of citizen perspectives on the smart city
Thomas, V., Mullagh, L., Wang, D., Dunn, N. 21/06/2015 In: Proceedings of the 8th International Forum on Urbanism. 8 p.
Paper

Lancaster as a sharing city: an interdisciplinary exploration and thought experiment
Pollastri, S., Cooper, R., Boyko, C.T., Clune, S.J., Dunn, N.S., Coulton, C.J. 4/06/2015
Conference paper

Grassroots maker spaces: a recipe for innovation?
Wang, D., Dunn, N., Coulton, P. 22/04/2015 In: EAD 2015. 10 p.
Paper

Utilising games to generate awareness regarding gender inequality in parliament
Christou, E., Blaney, A., Dunn, N. 25/03/2015
Conference paper

The Future city
Dunn, N., Cureton, P., Francis, N. 10/02/2015
Exhibition

Penumbra materialities: the anthropology of time-space in the nocturnal city
Dunn, N. 2015
Conference paper

A visual history of the future
Dunn, N., Cureton, P., Pollastri, S. 25/09/2014 Foresight Government office for Science, Department of Business Innovation and Skills, HMSO, Foresight land use futures. 142 p.
Commissioned report

Participatory citizens and hybrid cities: imagining green spaces in Manchester's Northern Quarter
Taylor, R., Stead, M., Dunn, N., Boyko, C. 25/09/2014
Poster

Architectural modelmaking
Dunn, N. 8/09/2014 2nd ed. ed. London : Laurence King. 216 p. ISBN: 9781780671727.
Book

In search of the citizen centric city: a value reflection tool for living labs
Mullagh, L., Blair, L., Dunn, N. 1/09/2014
Conference paper

Beyond the smart city: reflecting human values in the built environment
Mullagh, L., Blair, L., Dunn, N. 22/07/2014 In: The Third International Conference on Smart Systems, Devices and Technologies SMART 2014 July 20 - 24, 2014 - Paris, France. Paris, France : IARIA p. 43-46. 4 p.
Paper

Interactive instruments: situated technology, intelligent terrain, and design commons
Dunn, N. 11/04/2014 In: The International Journal of Design in Society. 7, 2, p. 111-119. 9 p.
Journal article

Mapping interstices: understanding urban conditions through the lived experience of societal margins in contemporary film
Dunn, N. 25/11/2013 In: Once upon a place. Lisbon, Portgual : Editora Caleidoscópio p. 185-195. 11 p.
Chapter (peer-reviewed)

Model behaviour
Dunn, N. 24/10/2013 In: The handbook of interior architecture and design. London : Bloomsbury Academic p. 441-453. 13 p.
Chapter (peer-reviewed)

The end of architecture?: networked communities, urban transformation and post-capitalist landscapes
Dunn, N. 2013 In: Spaces and Flows: An International Journal of Urban and ExtraUrban Studies. 3, 2, p. 67-75. 9 p.
Journal article

Altered states: social networks, digital ecologies and affecting change in the urban landscape
Dunn, N. 2012 In: Spaces and Flows: An International Journal of Urban and ExtraUrban Studies. 2, 1, p. 151-160. 10 p.
Journal article

An evo-devo approach to architectural design
Richards, D., Dunn, N., Amos, M. 2012 In: GECCO '12 . New York, USA : ACM Press p. 569-576. 8 p.
Paper

Digital fabrication in architecture
Dunn, N. 2012 London : Laurence King. 192 p. ISBN: 9781856698917.
Book

Urban maps: instruments of narrative and interpretation in the city
Dunn, N., Brook, R. 07/2011 Farnham : Ashgate. 250 p. ISBN: 9780754676577.
Book

Infrastructural urbanism: ecologies and technologies of multi-layered landscapes
Dunn, N. 2011 In: Spaces and Flows: An International Journal of Urban and ExtraUrban Studies. 1, 1, p. 87-96. 10 p.
Journal article

Architectural modelmaking
Dunn, N. 2010 London : Laurence King. 192 p. ISBN: 9781856696708.
Book

Hybrid modes of inquiry: [re]mapping the nature of the design studio in architecture education
Dunn, N. 2010 In: Design Principles and Practices. 4, 2, p. 39-46. 8 p.
Journal article