Dr Serena Pollastri

Pollastri
International Lecturer in Design
visual design, information visualisation, speculative design, polyphonic design, urban+rural futures, food
s [dot] pollastri [at] lancaster [dot] ac [dot] uk

I am a designer and a lecturer who uses practice as an essential part of research and teaching. 

I am interested in understanding how information visualisation processes can be employed to bring together multiple voices exploring pluralistic or contested pasts, presents, and (possible) futures, and how visual artefacts can then be designed to articulate the complexity of these conversations.

I also spend part of the year in Weihai, China, where I teach Introduction to Design and Modernism in the Arts in the Lancaster University/Beijing Jiaotong University design programme.

Updates and Outcomes

Tracing Tides in Sunderland Point – a collaborative cartographic workshop.

Tracing Tides in Sunderland Point – a collaborative cartographic workshop.

On November 16th we led a first cartographic workshop in which we immersed ourselves in the tidal environment of Sunderland Point and mapped its environmental, historical, and cultural flows.   The event was divided into two parts: ...Read full update

The Future Starts Today, ImaginationLancaster contribute to latest Global Strategic Trends report

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The Future Starts Today, ImaginationLancaster contribute to latest Global Strategic Trends report

The sixth edition of Global Strategic Trends: The Future Starts Today, published by the Development, Concepts and Doctrine Centre, describes a future context for defence and security out to 2050. Nick Dunn, Chris Boyko and Serena Pollastri contributed to the report through their research into...More information

Check out the Liveable Cities video archive!

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Check out the Liveable Cities video archive!

As a result of a 3-day Communication Symposium held in March 2017 in Lancaster, Liveable Cities has produced a series of informative videos. Please follow this link to the Liveable Cities official website, where we have all 37 videos available to watch, download and...More information

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

Tracing Tides in Sunderland Point – a collaborative cartographic workshop.

Tracing Tides in Sunderland Point – a collaborative cartographic workshop.

On November 16th we led a first cartographic workshop in which we immersed ourselves in the tidal environment of Sunderland Point and mapped its environmental, historical, and cultural flows.   The event was divided into two parts: ...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 Serena Pollastri's publications on the Lancaster University research pages.

Key Projects

Tracing TidesTracing Tides Tracing Tides Mapping flows of Morecambe Bay
Remembering Resistance: Memories of ProtestRemembering Resistance: Memories of Protest Remembering Resistance: Memories of Protest Connecting people, place and political power
Liveable CitiesLiveable Cities Liveable Cities Transforming the Engineering of Cities for Global and Societal Wellbeing