BIOSOCIAL, ECO-SENSORY, AND DIGITAL STUDIES OF LEARNING AND BEHAVIOUR

about us

MANIFOLD

LAB

The Manifold Lab works across the boundaries of science, art and the social to generate multi-sensory engagements with learning and behaviour. Founded in 2016, the Lab is housed within the Educational and Social Research Institute (ESRI) at Manchester Metropolitan University's Birley campus. 

Our Lab provides an open space for transdisciplinary collaboration and innovation in response to rapidly changing material conditions of contemporary life. We pursue novel theoretical and methodological approaches to the social sciences, drawing on fields such as speculative philosophy, affective computing, science and technology studies, sensory ethnography, immersive arts and media, adaptive architecture, sensor technologies, and critical life studies. Our combined focus on the biosocialities of learning and behaviour is underpinned by a rigorous commitment to bio-ethics that is responsive to social, technological, and environmental change. 

Featured Works

M-Care

Directors

Professor Maggie MacLure

Elizabeth de Freitas

Professor Elizabeth

de Freitas

OUR RESEARCH AREAS

CONTACT US

Thanks for your interest in our research. Get in touch with us for any questions or comments regarding our work and publications. We’d love to hear from you.

Contact: David Rousell

d.rousell@mmu.ac.uk

The Biosocial Research Lab

Room 2.52 Brooks Building

53 Bonsall St, Manchester M15 6GX, UK

53 Bonsall St, Manchester M15 6GX, UK

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