ITU

Welfare Technology - Policy - People - Practices

Organisational unit: Research Group

IT University of Copenhagen
Rued Langgaards Vej 7
DK-2300 Copenhagen S
Denmark

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The Research group for Welfare Technology is dedicated to explore phenomena where notions of welfare and digital technology are interwoven. We explore welfare technology as both socio-material objects and discursive figures emergent in policies and in practices such as design processes, care practices and every day life. Welfare technology has sometimes been celebrated as solution to crises in public welfare provision, and other times been criticised as ‘cold’ alternative to otherwise ‘warm’ care and welfare. This research group seeks to go beyond such narratives and develop detailed accounts of how articulations of welfare technologies in policy material, and concrete practices involving welfare technologies and their users transform our imaginaries, expectations, norms, values and views on welfare. With this approach the group engages with themes such as digital marginalisation, ageing, care and loneliness. 

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Research outputs (8)

  1. Published

    Policy Concepts and Their Shadows: Active Ageing, Cold Care, Lazy Care and Coffee-Talk Care

    Research output: Journal Article or Conference Article in JournalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  2. Published

    Beyond a Living Lab: Scaling Social Innovation

    Research output: Conference Article in Proceeding or Book/Report chapterArticle in proceedingsResearchpeer-review

  3. Published

    Long live the data! Embedded data management at a long-term ecological research site

    Research output: Journal Article or Conference Article in JournalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

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Research Activities (1)

  1. Designing Commons and Commoning Design

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesLecture and oral contribution