Nicola Spurling is a lecturer based in Sociology and the Institute for Social Futures at Lancaster University, UK. Her research explores everyday futures and their implications for energy and transport demand, drawing on futures research and social theories of practice. She is interested in how working lives, daily lives and mobility have changed since 1950, and has a particular interest in New Towns as sites for futures research.
Lenneke Kuijer is an assistant professor based in Industrial Design at Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands. Her research explores everyday futures from a design perspective, drawing on design theory, social practice theory, material culture, and philosophy of technology. She is interested in relations between design practices and changes in everyday life, and in particular implications of developments towards increased automation and proliferation of computational artefacts in society.