Planning team

Experimentality programme director

  • Bronislaw Szerszynski (Sociology)


  • Stephanie Koerner (School of Arts, Histories and Cultures, University of Manchester)
  • Brian Wynne (Cesagen)

Steering group

  • John Angus (Storey Gallery)
  • Monika Buscher (Sociology and ImaginationLancaster)
  • Rebecca Coleman (Institute for Cultural Research)
  • Bogdan Costea (Organisation, Work and Technology)
  • Andy Darby (Litfest)
  • Matt Fenton (LICA)
  • Steve Fox (Management Learning and Leadership)
  • Charlie Gere (Institute for Cultural Research)
  • Drew Hemment (FutureEverything)
  • John Pickstone (CHSTM, University of Manchester)
  • Elaine Swan (Management Development Division)
  • John Urry (Sociology)

Administrative support

  • Anne-Marie Mumford (Institute for Advanced Studies)
  • Michaela Scott (Institute for Advanced Studies)

Collaborating organisations

  • School of Arts, Histories and Cultures, University of Manchester
  • ESRC Centre for the Economic and Social Aspects of Genomics (Cesagen), Lancaster University
  • FutureEverything
  • Centre for the History of Science, Technology and Medicine, University of Manchester
  • Max Planck Institute for the History of Science (MPIWG), Berlin
  • AHRC Research Centre for Studies of Surrealism and its Legacies, University of Manchester
  • The Centre for Mobilities Research (CeMoRe), Lancaster University
  • The Public Arts at Lancaster University
  • The Storey Gallery, Lancaster
  • Lancaster Literature Festival
  • CUBE, Manchester

Graphic design

  • Hello Creative, Manchester