Angelika and Janis are doctoral trainees in digital civics.
Angelika often works with charities that support people with complex needs, both on a national and local level. Many of her projects focus on sex working and the sex worker rights movement, and how to deal with the complexities that arise out of them. She is interested in the design, development and evaluation of digital technologies to help charities and their beneficiaries.
Janis’ PhD research focuses on how making and smart materials can empower different groups. As part of her MSc thesis, she developed an augmented interactive “yarnbombing” installation as part of a collaboration with urban knitters. She has also run workshops enabling people with physical impairments to create their own designs with maker tech.