Doctoral Study

Guy Julier is normally interested in supervising PhDs at Aalto University in the following areas:

Design Culture, economies of design, design research methodologies, design activism, social design, public sector innovation, city cultures, design-led urban regeneration, Spanish and Latin American design and society, political transition and design history, contemporary design museology.

Unfortunately, he is unable to take further supervisions at present.

Current Supervisions at Aalto University

Camilla Andersson
Materializing “Ruling Relations”:  Technologies of Power In Norm-Critical and Speculative Design

Paola Cabrera Viancha
Rendering Cultural Sustainability  in Sustainable design

Nathaly Pinto
Design, Technology and Democracy: How can innovation of PD practices for civil society organisms extend and strengthen representation and participation of marginalized citizens in Ecuador?

Kaisu Savola
Disrespectful thoughts about design’: Social and political ideologies in Finnish Design 1960-1980

Elise Simonsson
Art in Industrial Environment / The role of art in the industrial environment of the Finnish design brand Arabia

Brenda Vertiz
Feminist Participatory Design interventions, contesting the social reproduction of  exclusion in marginalized urban environments.

Veronika Hlinicanova
Spaces of Embodiment


Design Culture Research Group at University of Brighton

On-going  supervisions

Liz Farrelly
‘Curating discourse: examining the production of the discourse of design at London’s Design Museum, within the context of national and international precedents’

Gabriel Wulff
‘Collective Gardening Initiatives temporarily using vacant land: Space, Materials, Tactics and Agency emerging from the ground up’Supervisions to completion


PhD Completions (University of Brighton)

Jocelyn Bailey
‘Governmentality and power in ‘design for government’ in the UK, 2008-2017: an ethnography of an emerging field’

Lilian Sanchez-Moreno
‘Towards Professional Recognition: Social Responsibility in Design Discourse and Practice from the Late 1960s to the Mid 1970s’

Catherine Speight
‘Looking, Understanding and Making Meaning: Higher Education Ceramics Students as a ‘Community of Learners”

Lina Kang (2018) ‘Implementation of Social Design in the Handcraft Community in Cambodia’

Zeina Maasri (2016) ‘Beirut’s cosmopolitan promise: graphic design between the national and the transnational’

Triin Jerlei (2015) ‘Industrial designers within the Soviet Estonian design ideology of the late socialist period, 1965 -1985’

Harun Kaygan (2012) ‘Turkish Product Design and Consumption: a material semiotic approach’

PhD Completions (Leeds Metropolitan University)

Harriet Edwards (2012) ‘Design Leads: a re-evaluation of contemporary design thinking and making, and its potential impact on HE writing culture’

Jack Fawbert (2007) ‘Representations of Change: Class, Community, Culture and Replica Football Shirts (A Case Study)’

Melanie Chan (2006) ‘Reality kicks back: a study of the discourses of virtual reality’

Martha Fleming (2005) ‘From Le Musée des Sciences to the Science Museum: fifteen years of evolving methodologies in the art/science interface’

Richard Barnes (2004) ‘Traditional methods of picture making combined with digital imaging; a practice based investigation’

Ian Watson (2004) ‘Devising Theatre: a critical enquiry into the performer as scenographer’