Research, Communications & Engagement
Led by design anthropologist Dr Anne Galloway, More-Than-Human Lab understands that all life is interconnected and interdependent.
We use qualitative research and creative practice to tackle the kind of “wicked problems” that can’t be resolved through any single perspective or solution – with a focus on holistic, systems-based approaches to animal welfare and environmental issues.
Putting care and collaboration first means we focus on relationship-building, understanding and appreciating different worldviews, and working together to build “a world where many worlds fit”.
We are committed to ethical research and engagement, including inclusivity and design justice. We co-design our projects with stakeholders and prioritise the co-production of knowledge. We are also dedicated to being tangata tiriti, and supporting tikanga and mātaurangi Māori.
Our work recognises the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and Glasgow Climate Pact, alongside animal sentience under the NZ Animal Welfare Act 1999 and Animal Welfare Amendment Act (No. 2) 2015. In accordance with current animal welfare science, we support the Five Domains Model of animal welfare, developed in New Zealand to extend the Five Freedoms, and the Global Animal Partnership’s animal welfare food labelling system. We also support Te Waka Kai Ora – Māori food sovereignty.
More-Than-Human Lab specialises in field research based on participant observation, interviews, and community data collection, and in running stakeholder workshops, either indoors or outdoors, as well as online and by post.
We are also very comfortable with desk research, from literature reviews to media and cultural analysis. And when it comes to communicating our findings, we can prepare written reports and summaries, web content and newsletters, photographic and illustrated narratives.
We will work with you to determine the right approach for you – please just contact Anne to discuss your needs!
More-Than-Human Lab is GST-registered in Aotearoa New Zealand