Malé Luján Escalante
International Lecturer in Design Ethics through Design, Creative Exchange, Digital Public Space, Philosophy of Technology, Feminist Techno-science, Mobilities
Malé does cultural studies of technology through design research.
Her research focuses on ethical implications of socio-technological innovations within both health and medical disaster response domains.
She experiments with design methods to catalyse cross-sector knowledge exchange. In her work, she uses playfulness and collaborative creative practices as a medium of communication and as a way to construct and share knowledge(s) around themes that are either intangible – values, identity, culture – or too complex – ethics of socio-technological assemblages. Specifically, she is looking at values embedded in practices of health data management; trust, security, freedom, responsibility and others.
Malé proposes her practice as Ethics through Design, some of her most recent projects:
- Dementia data interoperability for multiparty computing, leading the LU package.https://alexandra.dk/uk/cases/scalable-oblivious-data-analytics-soda
- Ethical, legal and social implications of data interoperability for disaster and risk management http://www.isitethical.eu/
She teaches Introduction to Design, Modernism in the Arts and Critical Reflections, in Weihai Campus, China. Where she lives 20 weeks a year.
She believes in the impact of cross-disciplinary and cross-sector collaborations and specializes in facilitating creative workshops that foster knowledge exchange in imaginative ways.
She is interested in explore design research a way of “doing” theories and thinking “in” methods.
She likes to play, she likes mementos and magic tokens.
Latest Updates from Malé Luján Escalante
Imagination went to play in CeMoRe Away Day
The convergences of Cemore's interest on playful methods with the design ethos of Imagination were too many to let pass an opportunity for meaningful conversation. We went for a ‘play date’ that mix sociology and design research through methods like design fictions, board and body games, and playful experiments
Ageing Playfully Design Report
Projects from Malé Luján Escalante
IsITethical? Ethics in Crises
IsITethical? is an invitation to take time, and together support creative thinking for the complexity of ELSI challenges and opportunities. Through co-creative processes we are developing live, lived and living guidance and forming an strategic community intended to support practices in practice
Realising Data together with people living with dementia.
Numbers that Matter
Exploring wellbeing and people’s understanding of data by co-designing a wearable open-data device
An Open Invitation: Understanding Obesity in our City
Learning how obesity is organised in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Co-designing interactive and playful ways to encourage dementia-friendly exercise and movement