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Dr. Roy Bendor

  • Critical Design
    Design Futures
    Civic Media
We should understand and pursue design as a form of worldmaking.

Roy Bendor is an Assistant Professor of Critical Design in the Department of Human-Centered Design at the Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands. With a background in media studies, philosophy of technology, and environmental communication, his research explores the relations between design, culture and politics. More recently, he has been looking into how urban imaginaries and different conceptions of the future influence the design and deployment of smart city technologies. Roy is also a Fellow of the Urban Futures Studio at Utrecht University and former editor of the sustainability forum in ACM’s Interactions magazine. His book, Interactive Media for Sustainability (2018), was published as part of the Palgrave Studies in Media and Environmental Communication series.