Malé Luján Escalante

Luján Escalante
International Lecturer in Design
Ethics through Design, Creative Exchange, Digital Public Space, Philosophy of Technology, Feminist Techno-science, Mobilities
m [dot] lujanescalante [at] lancaster [dot] ac [dot] uk

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:

 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.

 

Updates and Outcomes

Realising Data Together with people living with dementia

OutcomeReport
Realising Data Together with people living with dementia

Soda project ran a series of collaborative creative activities with people living with dementia and their caregivers. The workshops were exploring perceived ideas, fears and potentials of data sharing in the context of dementia.  ...More information

BIG HEALTH DATA & Privacy Preserving Practices

BIG HEALTH DATA & Privacy Preserving Practices

Ethics through Design Workshop – 28thNov. 2018, 09:00 – 16:30, ImaginationLab, Lancaster University

Big data has big potential for healthcare. From epidemiological analysis to early diagnosis, the datafication of life opens up new opportunities for preventative, diagnostic and therapeutic...Read full update

Engaging people with dementia in designing playful and creative practices: Co-design or co-creation?

OutcomeJournal Paper
Engaging people with dementia in designing playful and creative practices: Co-design or co-creation?

Stimulating active, social interactions for people with dementia is an important and timely challenge that merits continuing attention in design research. The idea of using participatory co-design to engage people with dementia is attracting increased interest. ...More information

Successful urban obesity workshops in Malaysia!

Successful urban obesity workshops in Malaysia!

Research team visited Sunway University to learn about urban obesity from experts and community members

In July, the Lancaster team travelled to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, to co-faciliate a meeting with obesity experts alongside a workshop with members of local communities.  Throughout the...Read full update

Imagination went to play in CeMoRe Away Day- 18 July 2017

Imagination went to play in CeMoRe Away Day- 18 July 2017

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...Read full update

Summer School 10-12 July 2017

Summer School 10-12 July 2017

Imagination Sprint: Becoming the Designers of the Future

The world is rapidly changing. Challenges are getting bigger and bigger. Designing products and logos is not enough anymore! Designers of the future will need to be intrepid, creative thinkers, researchers and experimenters. The designer...Read full update

BIG HEALTH DATA & Privacy Preserving Practices

BIG HEALTH DATA & Privacy Preserving Practices

Ethics through Design Workshop – 28thNov. 2018, 09:00 – 16:30, ImaginationLab, Lancaster University

Big data has big potential for healthcare. From epidemiological analysis to early diagnosis, the datafication of life opens up new opportunities for preventative, diagnostic and therapeutic...Read full update

Successful urban obesity workshops in Malaysia!

Successful urban obesity workshops in Malaysia!

Research team visited Sunway University to learn about urban obesity from experts and community members

In July, the Lancaster team travelled to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, to co-faciliate a meeting with obesity experts alongside a workshop with members of local communities.  Throughout the...Read full update

Imagination went to play in CeMoRe Away Day- 18 July 2017

Imagination went to play in CeMoRe Away Day- 18 July 2017

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...Read full update

Summer School 10-12 July 2017

Summer School 10-12 July 2017

Imagination Sprint: Becoming the Designers of the Future

The world is rapidly changing. Challenges are getting bigger and bigger. Designing products and logos is not enough anymore! Designers of the future will need to be intrepid, creative thinkers, researchers and experimenters. The designer...Read full update

You can find a list of Malé Luján Escalante's publications on the Lancaster University research pages.