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Joanne Armitage

Faculty Associate

Joanne Armitage is a digital media practitioner, researcher and artist. She is Lecturer in Digital Media at the University of Leeds, Faculty Associate at Berkman Klein Centre for Internet and Society, and Researcher at the Planetary Praxis Research Group, University of Cambridge. Additionally, she was Visiting Scholar at the Institute for Rebooting Social Media, Berkman Klein Centre for Internet and Society (2022–23).

Joanne is co-founder of the international maker-activist collective sus_NET (Sustainable Making for Feminist Action) which collaboratively explores issues of justice and equity through creative, technical and community practice. Her work centres on developing methods to unpack, critically engage with and rebuild technology alongside activist groups and within community contexts. Her approach emphasises slowness, play and the everyday to untangle issues of agency, power and expertise. As Principal Investigator, she has led the projects Sustainable Making for Feminist Action (2020–22) and Equally Digital, Digitally Equal (2020–21), Protest! (2022–23) and Include (2022–23).

Joanne co-convenes the Digital Cultures Research Group at the University of Leeds and leads the undergraduate BA Digital Media programme. She holds the Daphne Oram Award for Digital Innovation and the Francis Chagrin Award, and has worked extensively as a creative digital media practitioner.


May 22, 2023 @ 11:00 AM

A Convivial Social Media?

May 22, join us for a discussion and workshop using the lens of conviviality to ask how we create healthier and more sustainable engagement with social media.