Angelika Strohmayer

Angelika Strohmayer
Northumbria University · Northumbria Design

Doctor of Philosophy

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Introduction
I am an interdisciplinary researcher who works closely with third sector organisations and other stakeholders to creatively integrate digital technologies in service delivery and advocacy work. Alongside this practice-focused research, I also theorise on justice-oriented HCI and am becoming more interested in interactive crafts research. My research is inspired by feminist participatory action research, research through design, and creative practice. I aim to work collaboratively on in-the-world projects that engage people at all stages of the research process to engender change towards a more just world.

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Publications (49)
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HCI engages with data science through many topics and themes. Researchers have addressed biased dataset problems, arguing that bad data can cause innocent software to produce bad outcomes. But what if our software is not so innocent? What if the human decisions that shape our data-processing software, inadvertently contribute their own sources of b...
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In this short paper, we introduce our Special Section in Feminist Theory titled 'Feminist human-computer interaction: Struggles for past, contemporary and futuristic feminist theories in digital innovation'. Over the last years, we worked with the authors of the articles presented herein to bring together feminist theories with their practical appl...
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The Interactions website (interactions.acm.org) hosts a stable of bloggers who share insights and observations on HCI, often challenging current practices. Each issue we'll publish selected posts from some of the leading and emerging voices in the field.
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The arts and Human Computer Interaction (HCI) have a lot in common. As part of computer science HCI is ground breaking, interdisciplinary and focused on the interactions that form part of our everyday world. As part of the arts, HCI is a lens on technology, showing us spaces where there is room to interact and create new and meaningful blended expe...
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In this chapter, I bring together learning from all previous chapters to draw conclusions on how an ethos of social justice in the creation of collaboratively created e-textiles can promote meaningful and collaborative projects that bridge the divide between academia and charity service delivery to actively work towards and promote the development...
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In this chapter, I chart a history of sewing and quilting in particular relate to issues of social justice. I document experiences of oppression in Chile and China before honing in on histories of sewing in the North of England and how women have used quilting as a way of making a personal statement. Bringing this idea of advocacy through sewing in...
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In this chapter, I continue the thread of discussion focusing specifically on the relationships between quilting and research. First, I build an understanding of what I perceive to be meaningful action and design processes, building on work that addresses the use of digital technologies in charities and other third sector services. Then, I think th...
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In this chapter, I step away from reflecting on the process and instead point my attention directly to the outcome of the project: the artefact that is The Partnership Quilt. I present it, explain what it is made of, and draw on the meanings behinds its multiple physical and metaphoric layers. By describing the different materials and tools that we...
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“This book is an excellent offering that highlights ways in which visual approaches to research and community work can serve as a canvas for the outpouring of oppression, anger, hope, resilience and reimagining of a socially just future. It is a great gift and valuable resource for academics, activists and students interested in social justice, par...
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This forum is dedicated to exploring the notion of meaningfulness in design processes, taking the perspectives of community groups, nongovernmental organizations, and those who are marginalized in society as starting points. Authors will reflect conceptually and methodologically on practical engagements. --- Rosanna Bellini and Angelika Strohmayer,...
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HCI and design research has turned toward exploring methods, technologies, processes for societal impact, and do so by intervening in the real world and designing for, with and by people and existing citizen initiatives. A key issue faced is enabling efforts to continue beyond the project or grant timeline. For this reason, there is a growing need...
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Working alongside people who use and manage a local charity and professional quilters, we sewed a quilted blanket which we augmented with capacitive touch sensors to turn the craft Piece into an interactive archiver. In this way, the quilt tells the story of the women who were involved in making it not only through the seams, but also with our embe...
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HCI and design research has turned toward exploring methods , technologies, processes for societal impact, and do so by intervening in the real world and designing for, with and by people and existing citizen initiatives. A key issue faced is enabling efforts to continue beyond the project or grant timeline. For this reason, there is a growing need...
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On the International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers (IDEVASW), sex worker rights advocates and support services commemorate lives lost due to violence. In this paper we describe and reflect on a Feminist Participatory Action Research project that supported the activities of IDEVASW over two years in North East England. Working alongside a...
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Working alongside people who use and manage a local charity and professional quilters, we sewed a quilted blanket which we augmented with capacitive touch sensors to turn the craft piece into an interactive archive. In this way, the quilt tells the story of the women who were involved in making it not only through the seams, but also with our embed...
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How can we create settings for discourse and exchange between researchers and practitioners that fits with the different agendas of both parties? In this paper, we speculate about an alternative format to traditional academic conferences that might add value to community-based research venues like CIRN. We present Double Dabble, a concept we develo...
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In this talk I discuss the work I have carried out with Third Sector Organisations to design, develop, or appropriate digital technologies into their service delivery. Together, we reflected on their current use of digital technologies as well as the development of novel approaches to integrating exploratory and mundane technologies into existing s...
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This paper provides analysis and insight from a collaborative process with a Canadian sex worker rights organization called Stella, l'amie de Maimie, where we reflect on the use of and potential for digital technologies in service delivery. We analyze the Bad Client and Aggressor List-a reporting tool co-produced by sex workers in the community and...
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HCI has a growing body of work regarding important social and community issues, as well as various grassroots communities working to make CHI more international and inclusive. In this workshop, we will build on this work: first reflecting on the contemporary CHI climate, and then developing an actionable plan towards making CHI2019 and subsequent S...
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A visual report outlining the findings from a research project carried out between Stella, l'amie de Maimie and Angelika Strohmayer
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Work addressing the negative impacts of domestic violence on victim-survivors and service providers has slowly been contributing to the HCI discourse. However, work discussing the necessary, pre-emptive steps for researchers to enter these spaces sensitively and considerately, largely remains opaque. Heavily-politicised specialisms that are imbued...
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This article explores the use of digital technologies at the commemoration of International Day To End Violence Against Sex Workers in the North East of England in 2016 and 2017. Learning from sex work research and Human-Computer Interaction literatures, this feminist exploration of the day provides opportunities for more nuanced and contextualised...
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Feminist HCI has made a profound impact on perceptions of women’s health, emancipation through design, as well as gender identity, inclusion, and diversity. However, there is a distinct lack of connection between these disparate but inherently connected research spaces. This SIG meeting aims to bring scholars together to discuss emerging and evolvi...
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In this alt.chi paper, we reflect on #CHIversity; a grassroots campaign highlighting feminist issues related to diversity and inclusion at CHI2017, and in HCI more widely. #CHIversity was operationalised through a number of activities including: collaborative cross-stitch and ‘zine’ making events; the development of a ‘Feminist CHI Programme’; and...
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DIY-making can be an expensive pastime if makers are relying on ready-made toolkits, specialised materials and off-shelf components. Many prefabricated commercial kits seek to lower the learning barrier of making and to help beginners to successfully take their first steps in engineering. However, as soon as the novices become a little more advance...
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We aim to bring together a number of researchers to share their stories and discuss opportunities for improvement in research practice with Third Sector Organisations such as charities, NGOs, and other not-for-profit organisations. Through these discussions, we will develop a framework for good practice, providing guidance on conducting research wi...
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Although policy, debate and academic discourse around sex work has become increasingly gender nuanced, with calls to ‘queer’ sex work over past 10 years or so, UK based trans sex workers remain largely invisible in this body of work. This chapter seeks to outline the extant knowledge on trans sex workers and sex work in the UK with a focus on secur...
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Using capacitive touch sensors and traditional quilting techniques lead to the collision of seemingly disparate worlds and resulted in the creation of the Partnership Quilt, a living archive of voices in the shape of an interactive piece of craftwork.
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December 17th marks the International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers. Historically, on this day sex workers carry red umbrellas and march through the streets of large cities to fight for their rights, reduce stigma, and to make their presence visible in a city. In 2016 Changing Lives organised the first of these marches in Newcastle upon T...
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The Partnership Quilt is a collaboration between Changing Lives, Six Penny Memories, and Open Lab at Newcastle University. It started out as an activity for clients of the Girls and Proud project in Changing Lives to do during the Northumberland drop-in sessions organised by Kirsty, but quickly turned into something bigger – clients began sewing at...
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The Partnership Quilt is a collaboration between a charity,Changing Lives, professional quilters, Six Penny Memories, and researchers at Open Lab at Newcastle University. It started out as an activity for clients of the Girls and Proud project in Changing Lives to do during the Northumberland drop-in sessions. Quickly this turned into something big...
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The Partnership Quilt is a collaborative project that combines traditional craft techniques and do-it-yourself technologies to develop a living archive of stories and experiences related to a charity in the North East of England. Researchers, professional quilters, charity staff, and charity service users came together to develop this participatory...
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This paper responds to the growing body of literature that calls for more candour in discussing practical, social, and ethical problems that inevitably arise throughout the lifespan of research projects. We begin by describing our use of critical and anarchist pedagogies to inform the design of a recent academic workshop. The workshop emerged itera...
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Sex workers' rights are human rights, and as such are an issue inherently based in social, criminal, and political justice debates. As HCI continues to move towards feminist and social justice oriented research and design approaches, we argue that we need to take into consideration the difficulties faced by sex workers; and explore how technology c...
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Non-homeless youths outperform their homeless peers in school even if they live in extreme poverty. This disadvantage can have long-term consequences for engagement with and navigation of wider society. In this paper we examine how differences in achievement could be tackled outside of school through the re-envisioning of ecologies of digital educa...

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Some colleagues and I are conducting an interdisciplinary and collaborative study investigating the experiences of Early Career Researchers specifically relating to their research dissemination and publication experience. We would be grateful if you could spare 10 minutes to complete our survey: https://hull.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/speecr-scoping-publication-experiences-of-early-career-re-8 If you have been an Early Career Researcher (ECR) within the last ten years, or currently see yourself as an ECR (e.g. Masters student/PhD student/postdoc/first academic appointment) please do take the time to help us. We welcome responses from all countries, disciplines and age groups. We are trying to reach people from all kinds of different disciplines, so could we please also ask you to share this call with others in your networks and forward it to other mailing lists. All collected data will be handled and stored confidentially and, no references to individuals or organizations will be released in any form. The results will be used to scope the challenges Early Career Researchers (ECRs) face when publishing their work. More information is available from Dr. Miriam Sturdee (m.sturdee@lancaster.ac.uk), MSc. Victoria Palacin (victoria.palacin@lut.fi), Laura Shand (l.shand@2016.hull.ac.uk), or Dr. Angelika Strohmayer (a.strohmayer@ncl.ac.uk)
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We are a group of intersectional feminists who aim to raise awareness of feminist issues in HCI by being overtly critical and political of the field, raising voices of underrepresented groups and topics, presenting tangible outcomes, and taking on an activist role for this. We create a supportive and collaborative environment within Open Lab, academia, industry, and beyond. We are fempower.tech
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This project aims to explore the ways in which sex work support services can design, deploy, and appropriate digital technologies in their service delivery. Using collaborative and creative methodologies, I worked with staff and service users from these organisations to reflect on current use, develop novel approaches, and imagine future use of digital technologies in service delivery.