︎︎ Kit Braybrooke

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︎︎ Kit Braybrooke

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Greetings! I am Dr. Kit Braybrooke, an anthropologist, artist and designer whose work explores experiences of hybridity, community and identity across the shifting digital and material terrains of our earth.

In my creative practice, I combine socially engaged art, placemaking, co-design and digital media approaches as co-director of Studio Wê & Üs, which works with public institutions and their publics to foster sustainable development through creative participation. I have curated public participation programmes in civil society for over a decade, with a focus on means of worldly regeneration  including commoning, multispecies ethics of care and circularity. As an ethnographic researcher, I gather the tales of communities in flux, from maker collectives and mutual aid networks to cultural institutions across Europe, Canada and China. I have a PhD in Media & Cultural Studies from University of Sussex for 'Hacking the Museum', an ethnography of access and power in the U.K.’s first museum makerspaces, and a MSc Digital Anthropology from University College London for 'She-Hackers', an ethnography of female hackers in Free Software. My work has been featured by Tate Modern, Portland Art Gallery, Campus Party, RTVE Spain, BBC News, Guardian, DAZED, Rabble, and others. After growing up in the Las Vegas desert, I now live in between London, Berlin, Vancouver and a spaceship in cyberspace.

To get in touch, you can reach me on TwitterEmail and Instagram.

Selected Exhibitions & Residencies
2021: New Scholars Fellow, Bristol & Bath Creative R&D.
2020-21: Steering Committee Chair, Art/Tech/Nature/Culture.
2019-21: Member, Care-full Design Lab, RMIT, Melbourne.
2018-21: Editorial Board, Journal of Peer Production.
2018-19: Delegate, Living Research China, British Council.
2015-19: Collaborative Doctoral Studentship, Tate Britain.
2018: Artists Open Web Exhibit, Mozfest, London.
2017: Space/Gather/Make Exhibit, Art:Work, Tate Modern.
2017: Speculative Universes x Future Makers, British Museum.
2013-15: Curation & Codesign Lead, Mozilla.
2014: Curator, Art/Culture/Web, Mozilla Festival, London.
2013: Curator, Build & Teach the Web, Mozilla Festival, London.
2012: Co-founder, Open Knowledge Festival, Helsinki.
2011: Curator, Open Government Data Camp, Warsaw.

Selected Research & Teaching
2020-21: Research Fellow, CreaTures, Dept Engineering & Design, University of Sussex.
2020-21: Visiting Researcher, Dept of Digital Humanities, King's College London.
2020: Guest Lecturer, Cultural Diversity, Collaborative Practice, Create Ireland.
2020: Guest Lecturer, Crisis//Critical Education, ArtEZ, Netherlands.
2019: Visiting Scholar, Human-Environment Systems, Humboldt-Universität, Berlin.
2019: Public Lecture, Dept of Digital Humanities, King’s College London.
2018-20: Visiting Lecturer, King’s College London.
2019: Guest Lecturer, Geographisches Institut, Universität Bonn.
2019: Guest Lecturer, Institut für Medienwissenschaft, Humboldt-Universität.
2016, 17: Visiting Lecturer, Design Products, Royal College of Art.
2016: Guest Lecturer, University of the Arts London.
2016: Guest Lecturer, Royal College of Art, London.
2015: Guest Lecturer, Dept of Anthropology, University of Victoria.
2014: Education Chair, Maker Foundation, Vancouver.

Selected Talks
2021: ‘Coalitions in socially engaged digital practice’, Mozfest.
2021: ‘Museums in a virtual age’, University College London.
2020: ‘Libraries & museums: Third spaces of?’ Neue Kulturgeographien,  Bonn.
2019: ‘Making in the commons’, STEAMhouse, Birmingham.
2019: ‘Making in 2030?’, Sustainable Innovation, London.
2018: ‘Makers as a market?’, Making It!?, Liverpool.
2018: Temporary techno-social gatherings?, EVA, London.
2018: 那些创造世界的人 | ‘make’ the world,  Chengdu, China.
2017: When does IRL matter? AoIR, Estonia.
2016: Who’s the digital revolution for? Brighton Digital.
2016: Whose industrial revolution? 4S/EASST, Barcelona.
2016: Speculative making futures, Maker Assembly, Belfast.
2013: La Aventura de sabar: LibreGraphics, RTVE News.
2013: Seven faces of open design, LibreGraphics, Madrid.
2012: Get more women on board, Campus Party, Berlin.
2012: Free city, open source, Tallinn, Estonia.
2011:  Making the difference: Lady hackers, BBC Radio.
2011: She-hackers, Chaos Communication Camp, Germany.
i want to dance for the renewal of the world.” - robin well kimmerer