Paul Raven

Postdoctoral Fellow



Environmental politics of sociotechnical change

Main research areas

  • Sociotechnical change
  • Narratives of futurity
  • Infrastructural theory

Current research and teaching

Paul Graham Raven studies the narrative rhetorics of sociotechnical and climate imaginaries. His doctoral thesis proposed a novel model of sociotechnical change based on social practice theory, and a narrative prototyping methodology for infrastructure foresight. Currently working across a variety of projects at LU, in October 2020 he will begin a Marie Skłodowska-Curie postdoctoral fellowship, developing and implementing a radical new methodology for the co-design of situated community climate futures with a focus on the Skåne region.


A technology critic and science fiction writer turned scholar of sociotechnical transformation and climate futures.

Ongoing research projects

REINVENT; STEPS; Climaginaries; Narrating Climate Futures Initiative

Research environment

Environmental Politics Research Group

Areas of expertise

community-scale adaptation to climate change; the role of narratives in shaping futures

Recent research outputs

Markéta Dolejšová, Sjef Van Gaalen, Danielle Wilde, Paul Graham Raven, Sara Heitlinger & Ann Light, 2020 Jul 6, DIS 2020 Companion - Companion Publication of the 2020 ACM Designing Interactive Systems Conference. Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), p. 381-384 4 p. (DIS 2020 Companion - Companion Publication of the 2020 ACM Designing Interactive Systems Conference).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingPaper in conference proceeding

Paul Graham Raven, 2018, In : Planning Theory & Practice. 19, 4, p. 639-641

Research output: Contribution to journalReview (Book/Film/Exhibition/etc.)

Paul Graham Raven, 2018

Research output: ThesisDoctoral Thesis (monograph)

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