Dr. Christian Nold is a researcher, artist and designer inventing and analysing new models and technologies for collective representation. He is an expert in Citizen Science, having coordinated and evaluated the EU-funded ‘Doing It Together Science' project and worked on the 'EveryAware' and 'EU.Citizen-Science' projects. He has written numerous books and journal papers including ‘Emotional Cartography: Technologies of the Self’ and 'The Internet of People for a Post-Oil World' and given keynotes and public lectures across the world. In the last decades he created large-scale public projects such as the widely acclaimed 'Bio Mapping', 'Emotion Mapping' and ‘Bijlmer Euro’ that have been staged with thousands of participants across sixteen countries. Before joining the Open University he was a Research Fellow at the Social Design Institute (UAL) and a researcher in the Extreme Citizen Science group (UCL).
Keywords: Citizen Science, Participatory Design, Internet of Things, Actor-Network Theory, Ontological Politics, Anarchism
I am focused on combining Actor-Network Theory (ANT) with design to move beyond a focus on humans and technogies as seperate things. Specically I am trying to demonstrate 'Practice-based Ontological Design' as a way for designers to directly intervene in creating new realities. Also trying to make links with the established dialogue around Citizen Sciene to demonstrate alternative pratices focused on 'care' (Mol 2008).
2018 - 2019 DoomsDay Blockchain, Collusion, Cambridge
Artistic research exploring blockchain insertions. https://ddbc.io
2014 - 2016 Hubbub, Wellcome Trust, London
Citizen monitoring network to materialise the impact of Heathrow airport.
2011 - 2014 Money Lab, Pixelache, Helsinki, Finland
Three-year experimental local currency for a Finnish fortress island.
2010 - 2011 Rennes Emotion Map, Les Bouillants, Rennes, France
2010 Control Maps, Impakt Festival, Utrecht, Arnheim & Enschede, Holland
Participatory mapping project to visualise ‘control’ in three Dutch cities.
2009 - 2010 The Bijlmer Euro, Imagine IC, Amsterdam, Holland
15-month experimental RFID parasite local currency that supports local identity
2009 - 2010 Sensory Journeys, Sustrans, Bristol, UK
Participatory mapping with three schools to trace children travel experience.
2009 Sensing the Future of Hedehusene, Copenhagen International Theatre, Copenhagen, Denmark
Town-scale air & noise pollution monitoring network with real-time citizen voting.
2009 BioTagging Manchester, Futuresonic, Manchester, UK
Citizen Science collaboration with Natural History Museum and Meteorological Office.
2009 Bethlehem Biopsy, Bethlehem University, Bethlehem, USA
Participatory mapping involving hundred residents and local government to create urban visualisation.
2008 Complexity Maps, World Design Capital, Turin, Italy
Summer school visualising heroin trade networks with 30 international design students.
2008 Strange Weather, Studio for Urban Projects, Berkeley Art Museum, USA
Winner of the Eyebeam EcoViz competition.
2008 Emotional Tourism?, Santiago de Compostela Council, Spain
2007 Networked Identity, BBC Blast, Serpentine Gallery & Science Museum, London
2007 Bio Mapping, Hayward Gallery Projects, Brixton & Clapham, London
2006 - 2007 Bio Mapping, Wellcome Trust Sciart R&D Grant, London
2008 The Brentford Biopsy, Watermans Gallery, London
2008 Emotion Map East Paris, Arslonga Gallery, Paris, France
2007 - 2008 Creative Mapping, Iniva, London
2007 Stockport Emotion Map, Stockport Council & Lendlease, Stockport, UK
2007 San Francisco Emotion Map, Southern Exposure, San Francisco, USA
2006 - 2007 Mapping Fulham, Fulham NDC, London
2005 - 2006 Greenwich Emotion Map, Independent Photography, London
Contours of citizen science: a vignette study (2021-08-25)
Haklay, Muki; Fraisl, Dilek; Greshake Tzovaras, Bastian; Hecker, Susanne; Gold, Margaret; Hager, Gerid; Ceccaroni, Luigi; Kieslinger, Barbara; Wehn, Uta; Woods, Sasha; Nold, Christian; Balázs, Bálint; Mazzonetto, Marzia; Ruefenacht, Simone; Shanley, Lea A.; Wagenknecht, Katherin; Motion, Alice; Sforzi, Andrea; Riemenschneider, Dorte; Dorler, Daniel; Heigl, Florian; Schaefer, Teresa; Lindner, Ariel; Weißpflug, Maike; Mačiulienė, Monika and Vohland, Katrin
Royal Society Open Science, 8(8)
A question of dialogue? Reflections on how citizen science can enhance communication between science and society (2021-05-10)
Wagenknecht, Katherin; Woods, Tim; Nold, Christian; Rüfenacht, Simone; Voight-Heucke, Silke; Caplan, Anne; Hecker, Susanne and Vohland, Katrin
Journal of Science Communication, 20, Article A13(3)
Insurrection training for post-human politics (2021-05)
International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy, 41(3/4) (pp. 541-557)
How Does Citizen Science "Do" Governance? Reflections from the DITOs Project (2019)
Göbel, C.; Nold, C.; Berditchevskaia, A. and Haklay, M.
Citizen Science: Theory and Practice, 4, Article 31(1)
The Value of Stakeholder Mapping to Enhance Co-Creation in Citizen Science Initiatives (2019)
Skarlatidou, A; Suskevics, M; Göbel, C; Prūse, B; Tauginiené, L; Mascarenhas, A; Mazzonetto, M; Sheppard, A; Barrett, J; Haklay, M; Baruch, A; Moraitopoulou, E-A; Austen, K; Baïz, I; Berditchevskaia, A; Berényi, E; Hoyte, S; Kleijssen, L; Kragh, G; Legris, M; Mansilla-Sanchez, A; Nold, C; Vitos, M and Wyszomirski, P
Citizen Science: Theory and Practice, 4, Article 24(1)
User experience of digital technologies in citizen science (2019)
Skarlatidou, A.; Ponti, M.; Sprinks, J.; Nold, C.; Haklay, M. and Kanjo, E.
JCOM: Journal of Science Communication, 18(1)
Practice-based ontological design for multiplying realities (2018)
Strategic Design Research Journal, 11(2) (pp. 58-64)
Bio Mapping: How can we use emotion to articulate cities? (2018)
Livingmaps Review, 4
Data Platforms and Cities (2017)
Blok, Anders; Courmont, Antoine; Hoyng, Rolien; Marquet, Clément; Minor, Kelton; Nold, Christian and Young, Meg
Tecnoscienza : Italian Journal of Science & Technology Studies, 8(2) (pp. 175-219)
Micro/macro prototyping (2015)
International Journal of Human-Computer Studies, 81 (pp. 72-80)
Biotagging Manchester: Interdisciplinary Exploration of Biodiversity (2011)
Nold, Christian; Tweddle, John; Ellis, Rebecca; Hemment, Drew and Wynne, Brian
Leonardo, 44(1) (pp. 66-67)
Autopsy Of An Island Currency (2014)
Nold, Christian; Aubret, Nathalie and Jaschko, Susanne
Nold, Christian; Aubret, Nathalie and Jaschko, Susanne eds.
Publisher : Pixelache
The Internet of People for a Post-Oil World
Nold, Christian and van Kranenburg, Rob
Situated Technologies Pamphlets
Publisher : The Architectural League of New York | Published : New York, NY, USA
Taxonomy of environmental sensing in smart cities (2020)
In: Willis, Katharine S. and Aurigi, Alessandro eds. The Routledge Companion to Smart Cities (pp. 254-261)
ISBN : 9781138036673 | Publisher : Routledge
Turning Controversies into Questions of Design: Prototyping Alternative Metrics for Heathrow Airport (2018)
In: Marres, Noortje; Guggenheim, Michael and Wilkie, Alex eds. Inventing the Social(4) (pp. 94-124)
ISBN : 978-0-9955277-6-8 | Publisher : Mattering Press | Published : Manchester, UK
Participatory Sensing: Recruiting Bipedal Platforms or Building Issue-centred Projects? (2017)
Nold, C. and Francis, L.
In: Loreto, V. ed. Participatory Sensing, Opinions and Collective Awareness (pp. 213-235)
Publisher : Springer
Metrics of Unrest: Building Social and Technical Networks for Heathrow Noise (2016)
In: Callard, Felicity; Staines, Kimberley and Wilkes, James eds. The Restless Compendium: Interdisciplinary Investigations of Rest and Its Opposites (pp. 149-156)
ISBN : 978-3-319-45263-0 | Publisher : Palgrave Macmillan
Devices for articulate propositions (2014)
In: Thomson, Mike ed. Stressed Out (pp. 34-39)
Publisher : Design Academy Eindhoven
Legible Mob (2005)
In: Latour, Bruno and Weibel, Peter eds. Making Things Public: Atmospheres of Democracy (pp. 846-853)
Publisher : ZKM Center for Art and Media with the MIT Press
Emotional Cartography: Technologies of the Self (2009)
Nold, Christian ed.
Publisher : Space Studios
How designers can reshape public controversies (2016)
In : Design and the City (19-22 Apr 2016, Amsterdam) (pp. 9-12)
Mapping Disagreement around Smart City devices (2013)
In : Hybrid City 2013: Subtle rEvolutions. 2nd International Biennial Conference (23-25 May 2013, Athens, Greece) (pp. 133-140)
Device Studies of Participatory Sensing: Ontological Politics and Design Interventions (2017)
PhD thesis UCL (University College London)
Design Economy 2021 Scoping Project: Public Understanding of Design (2021-07-29)
Nold, Christian; Kaszynska, Patrycja and Bailey, Jocelyn
Design Council, London.
Design Economy 2021 Scoping Project: Introductory Paper (2021-07-29)
Kimbell, Lucy; Bailey, Jocelyn; Nold, Christian; Kaszynska, Patrycja; Todd, Jonathan and Mazzarella, Francesco
Design Council, London.
Towards a Sociomaterial Framework for Systems in Design (2021)
University of the Arts London: Social Design Institute, Working Paper no. 2
Towards Typology of Design in Relation to Prisons (2021)
University of the Arts London: Social Design Institute, Working Paper no. 1
ECSA's Characteristics of Citizen Science (2020)
Haklay, Muki; Motion, Alice; Balázs, Bálint; Kieslinger, Barbara; Greshake Tzovaras, Bastian; Nold, Christian; Dörler, Daniel; Fraisl, Dilek; Riemenschneider, Dorte; Heigl, Florian; Brounéus, Frederik; Hager, Gerid; Heuer, Katja; Wagenknecht, Katherin; Vohland, Katrin; Shanley, Lea; Deveaux, Lionel; Ceccaroni, Luigi; Weißpflug, Maike; Gold, Margaret; Mazzonetto, Marzia; Mačiulienė, Monika; Woods, Sasha; Luna, Soledad; Hecker, Susanne; Schaefer, Teresa; Woods, Tim and Wehn, Uta
European Citizen Science Association
A Tale of Two Science Buses: Diversity of Knowledge and Inclusion Practices (2019)
DITOs Consortium, and Nold, Christian
DITOs Policy Briefs and Research Insights 11, Doing It Together Science (DITOs)
Rennes Emotion Map (2011)
Mapping the City - Reflections on urban mapping methodologies from GPS to Community Dialogue (2008)
Nold, Christian; Jensen, Ole B. and Harder, Henrik
Department of Architecture, Design and Media Technology, Aalborg University, Aalborg, Denmark.
East Paris Emotion Map (2008)
Galerie Ars Longa
Brentford Biopsy (2008)
Nold, Christian and Boraschi, Daniela
San Francisco Emotion Map (2007)
Stockport Emotion Map (2007)
Nold, Christian and Boraschi, Daniela
Greenwich Emotion Map (2006)
Bio Mapping / Emotion Mapping (2004)