khansson@dsv.su.se , + 46 (0)708-737813

I am an artist and docent in Computer & Systems Sciences with participatory methodologies and collaborative processes online as research focus. The common thread of my research so far has been a critique of the norms and values embedded in the systems and aesthetics of communication design and to develop design that accommodates differences and conflict. In my research practice I combine a critical perspective with applied design research, where the design process can be seen as a method to explore social processes in detail rather than solving a specific problem.

Currently I am looking at how social validation processes and relations can be made transparent in different types of data feeds and thus contribute to a better understanding of participatory decision processes. With this perspective I am contributing to three different research projects:

Work a work: An art and research project that explores the ongoing transformation of what is called “work” from a legal, technical, and cultural perspective, both regarding the artifacts of work, and work relations.

– Politics of metadata: Aresearch project that investigates and develop methods for obtaining qualified and extensive metadata for images in digitalized cultural heritage collections.

– Work, activism, and recognition: A multidisciplinary study of the development of #metoo activism in Sweden


More information about previous work on my homepage...