Carol Breen PHD, MA, FRSA.

Specialist subject areas:

Technological entanglement, speculative design, post-disciplinarity, new-materialism, practice-as-research.


PhD Doctoral Thesis titled Lostness: the impossible task of returning home in hyper-space: Toward an ethico-onto-epistem-ology of the digital image. (Viva passed, with minor corrections). (C-DaRE) The Centre for Dance Research.
MA Communication Design, Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London. (Distinction).
BA(Hons) Visual Communications, Limerick School of Art & Design, L.I.T. Ireland.
Associate Fellow of the HEA
Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts


Carol’s practice examines how every day and emerging technologies are blurring the distinctions between humans and non-humans. Specifically the effect this is having on disciplinarity. Carol has worked as a designer and artist in various multi-disciplinary and inter-disciplinary capacities. Working on teams with mathematicians, scientists, choreographers, performance artists, sound designers and dancers. Carol is passionate about education, accessibility and parity, she acts as an external examiner for The Open University. Carol is interested in the politics of knowledge production, a strong advocate for practice-as-research and what this might mean for the future of design and artistic scholarly research. Her own thesis is a speculative design document which examines lostness. The thesis looks towards an ethico-onto-epistem-ology, of the digital image which is relational and plural.


2020: Ars Electronica COPY/PASTE Garden exhibition curated by Antonio Roberts Linz AUT.
2020: COPY/PASTE Piksel Norway, DE.
2020: Re: Photography Then and Now Event & Exhibition at The Herbert Gallery Coventry, UK.
2019: Black Hole Club in conversation with Kühle Wump at Nottingham Contemporary, UK.
2019: Per/forming futures at Middlesex University curated by ADIE, London, UK.
2019: Trial and Error: Digital Collaboration Salon at Vivid Projects, Birmingham. UK
2018: Paper Presented at Digital Cultures: Knowledge/Culture co-hosted by the Centre for Digital Cultures (CDC) Leuphana University Lüneburg, and the ICS, Western Sydney University in Lüneberg, DE.
2017 ‘Life in a hybrid world’, Motion Lab, Deakin University, Australia, Live Webinar Exchange Event with Teoma Naccarato, Claire Ridge and Kim Von Kothen.


Screening Dance/Dancing Screens published by CLASS Room Gallery Coventry.
Duty Free Art: Hito Steyerl, Book review published in the Media Theory Journal.
Art in Motion, Book review published in The International Journal of Screendance.
Assistant Editor for Solo Screen Volume 8 (2017) The International Journal of Screendance published by The Ohio State University Libraries.

Enterprise projects and industrial links

Ideas for change 2017: Extra Care Housing in Lincolnshire, UK.
Fish Factory collaboration between CSM and MupiMup, Stodvarfjordur, ISL. Eye Magazine: Lessons from an abandoned fishfactory. (nominated for a UAL Arts and Business Award).
Design with a view, Bencistá, IT.
CSMQB Artist in Resident Public Engagement Birmingham University.UK.
Creative Cultural Exchange; Warwick University & Coventry University. Party in the Park, Hillfields Coventry, organized by the Coventry Refugee and Migrant Centre. Dr. Emma Meehan, Carol Breen and Dr. Carmen Wong.