Places and Platforms

Studying emerging trends from the classroom to the chatroom


We study the physical and digital spaces young people spend their time. From schools to skate-parks, shops and social media, we’re looking at how technology can increase young people’s sense of identity and belonging. We’re interested in all the places young people frequent in their everyday lives, and how the intersection between those online and offline worlds can be targeted to enhance resilience and wellbeing. We’re also looking at emerging trends in mobile media, artificial intelligence, virtual reality and automation, and how these transform experiences of place — impacting the resilience of young people and their communities.

Stream Leaders: Dr Michelle Catanzaro and Ms Katrina Sandbach