Ryan Bowler, PhD candidate
Ryan Bowler is a first year PhD student, his focus is on the Temporal narratives of marginalised people and the integration of technology and design to promote social inclusivity. His aim is to understand the temporal diversity of peoples secluded by dominant narratives of time that exclude people from social interactions. His previous work involved working with older communities using Augusto Boal theatre techniques combined with video cameras to develop empowerment methods and dialogic pedagogy practises that promote community inclusion and technology in nursing homes. This research led him to an Interdisciplinary Creative Practice Research approach using video cameras and NFC embedded in memory artefacts for people with early-on-set dementia. His research currently focuses on people with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and social inclusive technology’s.