Stacey Pitsillides

Stacey Pitsillides

Newcastle Upon Tyne

Stacey Pitsillides

I am here to reimagine...

I am here to reimagine the future of death – through thought provoking design challenges that help people creativity explore technology, ecology, rituals and culture.

My Story

Dr Stacey Pitsillides is a Senior Research Fellow at Northumbria University. Her research considers how co-design can engage publics to speculatively explore their own mortality and legacy. Through ethnography, cultural probes and participatory design methods, she has collaborated with hospices, festivals, libraries and galleries to curate a range of interactive events aimed at specific communitie...
Dr Stacey Pitsillides is a Senior Research Fellow at Northumbria University. Her research considers how co-design can engage publics to speculatively explore their own mortality and legacy. Through ethnography, cultural probes and participatory design methods, she has collaborated with hospices, festivals, libraries and galleries to curate a range of interactive events aimed at specific communities e.g. tech innovators, educators and bereaved family members. She is also a public advocate for designing human-centred technologies with death in mind and has written broadly on the topic of death and digitality. “Tickets for the Afterlife” (TFTA) is a UK action research project between Redbridge, Kirklees and Newcastle Libraries and the research team from Northumbria University. TFTA treats death and dying as a health and societal issue but expands this creatively to engage wider publics.