Hello! My name is Dom Carrese and I’m a second year Master’s student at Thayer School of Engineering. My research shows how big, fast systems that last a long time undermine democracy, including by generating problems like climate change and loneliness. (A book by Ivan Illich called Tools for Conviviality is a great introduction to thinking about engineered systems and social justice). My research also focuses on politicizing engineered systems. That means one part of my thesis will focus on developing and testing a method to help engineers think about the social and political effects of the systems on which we work. When I’m not taking engineering courses or writing political theory, I’m probably cooking, on a trail run, reading a novel, working at Hanover’s used bookstore, commuting on my bike, or talking with a friend!