My research and teaching raise questions around the social, ecological and material sustainability of human action, and the role of design therein. I use experimental methods to examine how embodied engagement with the materiality of the world can assist people in thinking in new ways; develop new possibilities for future action that can be implemented today; alternative responses to challenges we face, whether these are planetary in scale or concern the nature within us. I use performative and probiotic methods, participatory and speculative research through design, to open up new ways of thinking, through moving, making and doing. I undertake pedagogical research, to infrastructure new roles for design in the twenty-first century, including through biodesign and design with living things. At the same time, I challenge the role of designer as a maker of things, products, cultural artefacts or services, positing that the role of the designer is to examine relationships and dependencies, and do as little as possible: to leverage participatory and co-creative design methods to help people to infrastructure their own agency—to understand what they need to regenerate the world around them, sand take action o that humans and non-humans alike might flourish. Much of my research, teaching and methodological development is focused on food (from multispecies perspectives).