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Dr Mona Nasseri

Dr Mona Nasseri

Dr Mona Nasseri

My research interest are in the area of design for community engagement and community-led approaches to social and environmental wellbeing.   I’m interested in exploring the role of design in empowering people to take the lead in making ecological and social changes in their communities.

I have been involved in researching and teaching participatory practices (co-design) and systemic approaches to interventions for the purpose of regenerative and ecology- aware social change. My collaborations in interdisciplinary projects in East Africa have provided me with valuable insights into the cultural dynamics. They also  gave me the opportunity to explore the role of co-design in bridging the gap between research evidence and practical action by mobilizing community actions. I am interested to take this further into the field of co-designing alternative livelihoods in areas where the current practices contribute to environmental degradation.