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Michelle
Westerlaken
Doctoral student

email icon michelle.westerlaken@mau.se
phone icon 040-6657231

location School of Arts and Communication


More about my research

Presentation

Taking a critical approach to our current treatment of animals in society, I am researching how the design of artefacts that mediate playful, joyful, or surprising encounters between animals and humans can inspire us to imagine alternative - non-speciesist - futures. My research draws from theories from fields including interaction design, game design, posthumanism, and critical animal studies. For more info see: my [personal website](https://michellewesterlaken.wordpress.com/ "personal website") and my [publications](https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=8u-X67oAAAAJ&hl=en "publications")