Dr. Bendor, R.
Roy Bendor is Assistant Professor of Critical Design in the department of Human-Centered Design. His research explores the social and political contexts of design, and more specifically, the capacity of design to disclose alternative social, political and environmental futures. Current research interests also include sustainability and regenerative design; participatory design of urban intelligent systems; sociotechnical imaginaries and the radical imagination; and critical future literacies.
Roy’s academic background is interdisciplinary and includes media studies, philosophy of technology, and environmental communication. He completed a PhD at Simon Fraser University’s School of Communication, a postdoc at the University of British Columbia’s Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability, and joined the faculty in 2016. In addition to his research and teaching at TUD, Roy is also a Fellow of the Urban Futures Studio at Utrecht University, and former editor of the Sustainability in (inter)Action forum in the ACM’s Interactions magazine.
Find out more about him on his website (link under profile picture).
PhD, School of Communication, Simon Fraser University, Canada
MA, School of Communication, Simon Fraser University, Canada
BA (magna cum lauda), Philosophy and Film Studies, Tel Aviv University, Israel
Assistant Professor, the faculty of IDE, TU Delft
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability, University of British Columbia, Canada
Board Member, Civic Renewal Lab, Vancouver, Canada
Research Associate, Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability, University of British Columbia, Canada
Instructor, School of Communication, Simon Fraser University, Canada
Specialisation / field of research
- Design futures
- Speculative design
- Critical AI
- Smart cities
- Regenerative design
- Civic media
- Critical theory
- Philosophy of technology
Involved in the research project(s):
Interactive Media for Sustainability
ISBN: 978 33 1970 383 1
Published in 2018