The Value of Creative Methods for Exploring Subjective Experiences of Motherhood


In this webinar we take a look at different visual and creative methods to explore the subjective experiences of motherhood –during and after pregnancy from multiple perspectives.

The first panelist is Dawn Mannay from Cardiff University (UK) who will be presented different methods from her projects on infant feeding, pregnancy and motherhood.

Next we will hear from Naveen Bagalkot from the Sishti Institute of Arts, Design and Technology (India) who will be talking about different methods used to engage with pregnant women, nursing mothers, family members and different community health workers to understand the experiences of the pregnancy journey.

Our last speaker is Teresa Almeida from the Design Informatics Group at Umeå University (Sweden) who will be talking about different methods to explore the prenatal yoga environment and the emotional pregnancy. 

 There will be ample time for discussion and questions from the audience.

Webinar Details

Wed, 19th May 2021

14.00-15.00 SAST (UTC+2)
13.00-14.00 BST



  • Dawn Mannay, Cardiff University, UK
  • Naveen Bagalkot, Srishti Institute for Arts, Design and Technology India
  • Teresa Almeida, Umeå University, Sweden

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Dawn mannay

Dawn Mannay

Dawn is a Reader in Social Sciences (Psychology) and research interests revolve around class, education, gender, geography, identity and inequality; and she employs participatory, visual and creative methods in her work with communities. Dawn was the Principal Investigator on a Welsh Government commissioned project exploring the educational experiences and aspirations of children and young people who are care experienced. She has also worked on projects related to motherhood, health, poverty and migration funded by the Welcome Trust, the Welsh Crucible and the Economic and Social Research Council.

Naveen Bagalkot

Naveen Bagalkot

Naveen is a senior researcher in Human Computer Interaction and Experience Design at the Srishti School of Art, Design and Technology in Bangalore, India. He works with local NGO partners (such as MAYA Health) utilizing participatory and collaborative digital fabrication as a means of inquiring into yet-to-emerge implications for community healthcare. Naveen has led a team of young researchers and students to foster and develop a community of academics, practitioners, and care workers focusing on longterm community healthcare interventions.

Teresa almeida

Teresa AlmeidaTeresa is a design researcher working in human-computer interaction and exploring critical feminist health and woman-centred methodological approaches to design. She sees the contribution of feminist theory and the social sciences as critical to advancing equality and equity in technology design and development. Teresa has used a combination of research through design (RtD) and participatory methods to explore topics of digital women’s health, intimate care, and fertility data. She is a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Informatics, Umeå University in Sweden.