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Professor Nick Dunn

Professor, Executive Director

Nick Dunn

Lancaster University

The LICA Building



Tel: +44 1524 510793

PhD supervision

Future Cities, Cities at Night, More-than-human Design, Night Studies, Public Spaces, Smart Cities, Urban Design, Creative Practices, Design Futures


Nick Dunn is Professor of Urban Design and Executive Director of Imagination, the design and architecture research lab at Lancaster University. Nick's work examines the ways we think, envision and analyse the futures of people, places, and planet. His research has been funded by numerous research councils and government bodies. Nick is the founding Director of the Dark Design Lab, exploring the impacts of nocturnal activity on humans and non-humans. He is also an Ambassador for the Design Council and a Director of DarkSky UK. Nick has authored numerous books, journal articles, and commissioned reports. His expertise on cities, design, futures, health, and darkness have led to curated exhibitions and invited talks at public festivals and conferences around the world.

  • Forthcoming

    Dark Practices: Sensing the City After Dusk

    Dunn, N., 12/03/2024, (Accepted/In press) Urban Nightlife and Contested Spaces: Cultural Encounters After Dusk. Brandellero, S., Krakowska Rodrigues, K. & Perdue, D. (eds.). Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press

    Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings - With ISBN/ISSNChapter (peer-reviewed)peer-review

  • Published

    Nocturnal Spaces: Rediscovering an Architecture of Darkness

    Dunn, N., 29/02/2024, A Nocturnal History of Architecture: Column Issue 2. Sacchetti , V., Contreras , J. F. & Zancan, R. (eds.). Leipzig: Spector Books, p. 133-138 6 p.

    Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings - With ISBN/ISSNChapter (peer-reviewed)peer-review

  • Published

    Introducing a night-blind peer-review: Palpating in the dark

    Koski, K. & Dunn, N., 24/01/2024, In: Journal of Imaginary Research. 9, p. 11-12 2 p.

    Research output: Contribution to Journal/MagazineJournal articlepeer-review

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