Contact person:
Jason Tucker
  • Nordforsk
Project members at MaU:
  • Simy Kaur - IT University of Copenhagen
  • Sarah Homewood - University of Copenhagen
  • Lara Reime - IT University of Copenhagen
  • Irene Kaklopoulou - Umeå University
  • Nadia Campo Woytuk - KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm
  • Enrique Encinas - The Oslo School of Architecture and Design
  • Andrew Morrison - The Oslo School of Architecture and Design
Collaborators :
  • Co-applicants:
  • Pedro Sanchez - Umeå University (Project leader)
  • Vasiliki Tsaknaki - University of Copenhagen
  • Tom Jenkins - IT University of Copenhagen
  • Laurens Boer - IT University of Copenhagen
  • Marie Louise Juul Søndergaard - The Oslo School of Architecture and Design
Time frame:
01 January 2023 - 31 December 2024

Project description

The notion of caring for one's own citizens is at the basis of the Nordic welfare state. However, shifting power relations, new forms of public private partnerships, rapid emergence of technologies, and novel forms of service provision are transforming how states, communities and caregivers plan and improve living conditions of the population. These challenges thus require new forms of participation to ensure that emerging technologies are designed and adopted to support citizens in an equitable way.

This network explores how collaborative design via Fabulation (Haraway, 2013) can be used to imagine and extend care practices in the Nordic context, encouraging broader forms of participation in society, building stronger connections among citizens, and ultimately fostering more resilient futures. Fabulation is part of a new approach using storytelling in design futuring, borrowed from STS and feminist technoscience, oriented towards alternative forms of critical and radical world-making.