School of Design

Dr Anne Galloway

Senior Lecturer - Culture+Context Design
School of Design

Phone: 04 463 6230
Location: Room 139, 139 Vivian Street, Te Aro Campus

Dr Anne Galloway


PhD, Sociology, Carleton University (CA)

MA, Anthropology, Trent University (CA)

BA, Anthropology, University of Alberta (CA)

Research Interests

My research is in the area of more-than-human design, which brings together creative practice, science and technology studies, and anthropology to model relations between humans and nonhumans.

Recent and ongoing projects include speculative design for meat and wool in an Internet of Things, creative methods for public engagement around native wildlife conservation, and using sensory ethnography to understand the differences between how farmers and machines manage livestock.

I regularly present my research to international audiences and publish broadly. You can read about some of it in Gizmodo’s Abler blog: Knitting Bones With Fact and Fiction and in this interview on anthropology + design for Savage Minds.

Details on all my work can be found on my research website.

Postgraduate Supervision

I am always interested in supervising postgraduate students dedicated to finding new ways of thinking, making, and doing things with (not to) the nonhuman world.

In order to better understand increasingly complex relations amongst people, nonhuman animals, plants, materials and artefacts, more-than-human design research creates unusual and lively combinations of words, images, and objects for public engagement.

Please get in touch if:

  • you care about animals, plants, and the land, or are concerned about life in the Anthropocene
  • you like hard questions about the role of science and technology in everyday life, or want to better understand sociocultural values and practices 
  • you are interested in collaborating with social scientists, biological and materials scientists, engineers and technologists, or want to work with local communities and public organisations.

Selected Publications

Galloway, Anne. "Emergent Media Technologies, Speculation, Expectation and Human/Nonhuman Relations." Journal of Broadcasting and Electronic Media, Vol. 57, 2013.

Galloway, Anne. "The Affective Politics of Urban Computing and Locative Media." In Throughout: Art and Culture Emerging with Ubiquitous Computing, edited by U. Ekman, Cambridge: MIT Press, 2013.

Galloway, Anne. “Expecting the Extensible and Transmissible City.” In Sentient City: Ubiquitous Computing, Architecture, and the Future of Urban Space, edited by M. Shepard, Cambridge: MIT Press, 2011.

Galloway, Anne. “Locating Media Futures in the Present, or How to Map Emergent Associations and Expectations.” Aether: The Journal of Media Geography, Vol. 5, 2010.

Galloway, Anne. "Mobile Publics and Issues-Based Art and Design." In The Wireless Spectrum: The Politics, Practices, and Poetics of Mobile Media, edited by B. Crow, M. Longford and K. Sawchuck, Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2010.