REFLACT stands for reflection and action. The research group REFLACT addresses the role of the digital in new ways of organising and governing resources. We emphasise digitalisation as a way of collective becoming: an approach that understands and co-creates change in a reflective and responsible way in the human-technology ecosystems and infrastructures.
We focus on people operating in these systems in different roles, such as, user groups, employees, citizens, and networks of stakeholders.
We work with a broader spectrum of human values in addition to generating business values, and how these values interplay with digital technologies.
We conduct our research through both a reflective approach that utilises participatory and field-based methods (including digital trace data), and a proactive approach that utilises design methods as instruments to engage industry and society.
In our research, we work with real-world projects and initiatives to study, intervene and create an agenda for change and innovation in human-technology ecosystems. Currently, we are working on projects that address the role of the digital in (ordered alphabetically):
- Collective governance in decentralized ecosystems
- Democratic business and cooperative organisations
- Digital platforms and vulnerability to crime
- Digital welfare and digital citizenship
- Global movements such as green transition and open data
- Organising and governing data commons
- Organizational resilience in global unrests such as pandemic
- Refugee and mobilisation