Citizen Sense is an interdisciplinary research project that draws on science and technology studies (STS), digital media studies, creative practice (art, architecture and design), environmental studies and geography, and feminist technoscience.

Jennifer Gabrys

Principal Investigator

Jennifer Gabrys is Professor in Sociology at Goldsmiths, University of London, and Principal Investigator on the European Research Council starting grant, “Citizen Sensing and Environmental Practice: Assessing Participatory Engagements with Environments through Sensor Technologies.” Prior to joining the Department of Sociology, she was Senior Lecturer and Convenor of the MA in Design and Environment in the Department of Design at Goldsmiths, University of London. Her research investigates the intersection of environments and communication technologies through theoretical and practice-based work. Read more

Helen Pritchard


Helen Pritchard is Head of Digital Arts Computing and Lecturer in Computing at Goldsmiths, University of London. Since 2013 Helen has been a member of the European Research Council funded project Citizen Sense. As an artist and geographer Helen’s interdisciplinary work brings together the fields of Computational Aesthetics, Geography, and Feminist Technoscience. Read more

Lara Houston

Postdoctoral Researcher

Lara Houston is a sociologist and ethnographer interested in the politics and poetics of information technology infrastructures. One strand of her work explores practices of maintenance and repair. Beginning at the point where artefacts or systems are unravelling invites different insights about the work of living with and sustaining technologies (or choosing not to). Her ethnography of mobile phone repair in downtown Kampala, Uganda began as a dissertation at Lancaster University, UK (funded by a Microsoft Research PhD Scholarship) and was extended through a Postdoctoral position at Cornell University, USA. Read More

Consultant contributors to the project
Previous project team members
  • Nerea Calvillo, Postdoctoral Researcher
  • Tom Keene, Technical Researcher
  • Anu Liisanantti, Research Project Manager
  • Nick Shapiro, Postdoctoral Researcher
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