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Issues of precarity and interdisciplinarity for Early Career Researchers in Justice-oriented technology spaces

Project Lead Angelika Strohmayer, Northumbria University Co-investigator Oliver Bates, Lancaster University Nayana Prakash, Oxford University Supporting Partners  International and Broke Project Summary…

Advancing Data Justice in the Future Generations Act

Project Lead Lina Dencik, Data Justice Lab, Cardiff University Supporting Partner(s) Future Generations Commissioner Project Summary The Future Generations Act (FGA) was…

Co-Designing a Food Delivery Platform Co-operative

Project Lead James Muldoon, University of Exeter  Contact: j.muldoon@exeter.ac.uk  Supporting Partners Autonomy Think Tank, Co-operatives UK, CoopCycle  Challenge  Food delivery platforms have changed the…

MiniCoDe – Minimise algorithmic bias in Collaborative Decision Making with Design Fiction 

Project Lead Alessio Malizia, University of Hertfordshire Christina Vasiliou, Northumbria University Co-investigators Silvio Carta, University of Hertfordshire Nanlin Jin, Northumbria University Supporting Partner(s)  Newcastle West…

Covid-19 Debt Advice 

Project Lead Adam Wyner, Swansea University  Co-investigators Richard Owen, Swansea University  Supporting Partner(s)  Patrick O’Brien, BPO Insolvency Ltd, The Speakeasy Law Centre …

Crowdsourcing Wage Pledge

Project Lead Jamie Woodcock – Open University Contact: jamie.woodcock@open.ac.uk  Supporting Partner(s)  Six Silberman, IG Metall, Hannah Johnston, Independent Jamie Woodcock jamie.woodcock@open.ac.uk  Challenge Crowdworking platforms such as Amazon Mechanical Turk…

Tackling Fake News via Fake People: Co-creating a toolkit to help young people recognise fake news 

Project Lead Dr Yvonne Skipper, University of Glasgow Co-investigators Dr Daniel Jolley, Northumbria University Supporting Partners Joe Reddington, eQuality Time  Project Summary Fake news reaches more…

Designing Security Infrastructures for Communities with Sensitive Data

Project Lead Vasilis Vlachokyriakos, Newcastle University Co-investigators  Rachel Clarke, Newcastle University  Supporting Partner(s)  Angelou Centre, UWAH, Sociality  Project Summary This project will work…

Equally Digital/Digitally Equal (ED/DE)

Project Lead Joanne Armitage, University of Leeds  Co-investigators Helen Thornham, University of Leeds Chris Birchall, University of Leeds  Supporting Partner(s)  Space 2, UK ; Espacio Nixso,…

Just Public Algorithms

How can we democratically govern algorithms for more socially-responsible public services? Project Lead Helen Pallett Lecturer in Human Geography, School of Environmental…

Civic InnovatioN in CommunITY: safety, policing and trust with young people

Safety digitally co-designed by young people to tackle knife crime in London Project Lead Artemis Skarlatidou Senior Research Associate, Geography University College…

Creating and Understanding CyberGuardians in Communities

Supporting approachable, available, and knowledgeable peers for better cybersecurity hygiene Project Lead Dr. James Nicholson Lecturer, Computer and Information Sciences, Northumbria University…

Between Digital Platforms and the Deep Sea

Social Justice implications of digital platforms on marginality in coastal south India Project Lead Yingqin Zheng Senior Lecturer, School of Management Royal…

Opening Doors: Art and Inequality in the Platform Economy

Project Lead Harry Weeks Lecturer, Fine Art, Newcastle University Contact: Harry.Weeks@newcastle.ac.uk Co-investigator Lucas Ferguson-Sharp, Northumbria University Supporting Partner(s)  The Newbridge Project; Newcastle University…

Switch-Gig

Exploring digital opportunities to switch the gig-economy to fair and just work Project Lead Dr. Ben Kirman Lecturer in Interactive Media, Theatre,…

Co-designing a Sustainable Food Justice System with Blockchain Futures

Prototyping more-than-human values for the food commons with urban agricultural communities Project Lead Sara Heitlinger, Lecturer in Computer Science, City, University of London…

Who cares? Platform Work and Low-income home service work in the digital economy

Project Lead Dr Wifak Gueddana Teaching Fellow, Digital Economy and Society, King’s College, London Contact: wifak.houij_gueddana@kcl.ac.uk Co-investigators Dr Kendra Briken, Chancellor’s Fellow…

Smart Small Farms

Co-designing small-scale technologies to address the agricultural digital divide Project Lead Leanne Townsend  Senior Social Scientist, Social, Economic and Geographical Sciences, James…

Award Events

We have hosted two events to celebrate the launch of the 17 projects we have funded from the UKRI Not-Equal Network+ since…

Sharing Perspectives, Exploring Responses

This workshop was aimed at those interested in aspects of social justice and fairness affected by the developments related to Big Data,…

Launch Symposium

The Not-Equal project launched at two events in London and Newcastle in January 2019. The events brought together Network+ partners and launched…

Royal Holloway Inagural

The event was for researchers at Royal Holloway interested in aspects of social justice and fairness affected by the developments related to…

Sandpit Events

The Network+ hosted two Sandpit events in London and Newcastle to help potential partners meet in person and begin to work together,…

Bits Leak Out – Digital infrastructure Affecting Social Justice

Some technology has obvious and intentional social implications: election rigging, surveillance, cyber-weapons. It is also clear that the increasing dependence on digital…

Invisible Worker Exhibition

Project lead Robbie Warin Summary The Invisible Worker is a project that aims to explore the interface between work and technology in contemporary…

Tackling digital poverty in the North East: Lessons learned from the region’s VCSE community

Project lead Adam Parnarby Challenge Not–Equal worked with VONNE and Newcastle University’s Open Lab on a series of workshops for the region’s VCSE community to explore digital…

Not-Equal Summer School 2021

Project Leads Clara Crivellaro and Ann Light Summary The 2021 Not-Equal Summer School aimed to equip the next generation of researchers with…

Not-Equal Summer School 2019

Project Lead Alan Dix and Lizzie Coles-Kemp Summary The 2019 Not-Equal Summer School took place in the last week of August, at…

Community Panel: Opening research commissioning to civic participation

Project Lead Ian Johson, Clara Crivellaro, and Solen Lees Project Summary Not-Equal worked with a group of citizens to help decide which…

Catalyst website

The Catalyst website was launched as part of the Second Call for Collaborative Proposals to help match up academic and non-academic partners….

COVID-19 Engagement

Not-Equal engaged with 21 representatives of NotEqual non-academic members organisations to find out how they were using technology to work with their…