Project leader

Jesse Adams Stein is a design researcher specialising in the relationship between technology, work, material culture and sustainable practices. Jesse is a Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Technology Sydney.

Jesse has a background in talking to workers about technological change and social transitions in workplaces. She is the author of Hot Metal: Material Culture and Tangible Labour, a book about working life and technological change in the Australian printing industry. Between 2011 and 2014, as part of her PhD, Jesse led a major oral history project investigating technological change and working life at the NSW Government Printing Office 1959-1989. She is also a gardener, a mum, and a (very average) textiles craft maker.