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Who Is.. Dr Ollie Hemstock

Dr Ollie Hemstock, Senior Research Fellow

I am currently a Research Fellow in the School of Design at Northumbria University, where I am involved with developing, piloting and delivering collaborative design-led interventions for Creative Fuse North East.

My research focus has involved generative design-led action research in enterprise and commercial contexts. Underlying which are research interests that intersect the spaces of strategic design thinking, sustainability, discursive design, open platforms and creative production. I am curious about how slower ways of knowing can inform collaborative and participatory practices of design in complex, interconnected and dynamic situations.

My professional background began in architectural practice and through the transition to a more academic orientation, I have been involved with commercial design consultancy work across a range of disciplines, sectors and countries.

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