CeMoRe PROJECTS

GREAT

GREAT

GREAT (Gridding Equitable Futures in Areas of Transition) is a three-year research project aimed at generating real change in two informal off-grid settlements located in Cali (Colombia) and Havana (Cuba).GREAT’s research is conducted...

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Doctors within Borders

Doctors within Borders

  Contemporary healthcare systems assume that the people for whom they provide care belong to populations that are largely settled. Yet, we know that people are moving, with migration and health a challenging issue in contemporary society. How do health systems...

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DecarboN8

DecarboN8

Cemore and the Institute for Social Futures are leading a group of researchers from Lancaster University to find new ways to rapidly decarbonise UK transport. We bring post-disciplinary perspectives and methods to a new research network of northern universities, led...

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MoreIT Responsible Innovation and Digital Ethics

MoreIT stands for Mobilising Responsible Innovation Transformation. It is a research group and consultancy based in the Centre for Mobilities Research, Department of Sociology, Lancaster University, UK. Our research focuses on responsible socio-technical innovation in...

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AirCiF Airport City Futures

Lancaster's James Faulconbridge is leading a work package in the Airport City Futures 2017-2021 (AirCiF) project.  The work package 'Managing business travel - from air travel management to aeromobilities management' works with the key hypothesis that businesses can...

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isITethical?

isITethical?

ICT technology has proven potential to reduce disaster risks and support the response to crises. however, even though there are approaches for responsible research and innovation and recommendations on how to use ICT, there is a lack of standardisation and guidance on...

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SODA

SODA

The SODA Project explores data mobilities through multiparty computing. Medical data from portable personal digital devices (e.g. fitbits, insulin pumps) may usefully converge with clinical data to form Biomedical Big Data, yielding new insight through machine...

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JU –> USP

JU –> USP

Monika Büscher and Bianca Freire-Medeiros are working to establish a John Urry Library section at the University of São Paulo (USP) These are books from John’s personal library, from his home and his office at Lancaster University. Once established, the library will...

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The Mobile Utopia Experiment

A group of travel guides from Lancaster have arrived in Volgograd just as the city is starting to prepare for 700,000 extra visitors during the 2018 Football World Cup. With Lancaster one of the top UK Utopia football teams, their question is: How would visitors use...

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Autopoiesioning: The ETA game

Autopoiesioning: The ETA game

How is my car seeing the road? How is it processing what is happening around it? Who is also helping me drive? Today’s car ride entails a multitude of computer-mediated manoeuvres and routing procedures, with a car processing various probe data such as road traffic...

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NowHere: Futures of Collaboration

NowHere: Futures of Collaboration

NowHere explores futures of collaboration and collaborative work through playful experiments and desk research. Whilst we have always worked collaboratively (col- ‘together’ and laborare ‘to work’), how we are doing this is changing and people are collaborating...

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Synthopia

Synthopia

If the Mobile Utopia Experiments make 'pockets' of futures inhabitable, what's the bigger picture? What would future societies with a drift economy, autopoesisioning, alternative park-ing look like? What forms of government, healthcare, education would we have there?...

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Designing Mobile Futures

Designing Mobile Futures

In this series of experiments we play with ways of 'designing' mobile futures. The aim is to give input to open agendas for societal and urban development, in which mobilities and infrastructure are key. The activities focus on matters of concern that question future...

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Datadrift

Datadrift

What if ... Lancaster made big and small data matter ... The rhetoric of big data is often utopian in scope. The collection of vast quantities of data is said to have the potential to ameliorate complex, wicked problems - like Lancaster's transport troubles....

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Drone-topia?

Drone-topia?

Welcome! This Mobile Utopia Experiment explores the potential for using drones to transport vital medical cargo, such as blood. Cargo medical drones are already used in Rwanda. Could they be used in the UK? Could they be used to cross Morecambe Bay in times of crisis?...

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