Caroline Nevejan

Associate Professor


Multi-Actor Systems


Systems Engineering

Faculty of Technology, Policy and Management
Building 31

Room number: b1.050
Phone: +31 15 27 84107

Secondary employment

Research interests

  • research through design
  • artistic research
  • design of presence
  • design of trust
  • witnessing

Dr. C.I.M. (Caroline) Nevejan


Dr. Caroline Nevejan is associate professor with the Participatory Systems Initiative at Delft University of Technology. This relatively new group is part of the section Systems Engineering in the department of Multi Actor Systems at the Faculty of Technology, Policy and Management. Nevejan is a researcher and designer who has ben involved with the emerging network society and digital culture since the 1980’s. In the 1990’s she was co-founder of Waag Society. Nevejan’s interdisciplinary research focuses on witnessed presence as a fundamental communication structure that defines how trust is built or breaks down. To this end she developed the YUTPA framework, which supports the analyses and design of trust in social, organizational and business contexts. Methodologically Nevejan focuses on artistic research and research though design. Caroline Nevejan also works with the Centre of Investigative Journalism at Goldsmiths, University of London, where she is curator of the Logan symposium that aims to build alliances against surveillance, secrecy and censorship. As of the summer of 2015 Caroline Nevejan is member of the supervisory board of Het Nieuwe Instituut in Rotterdam. This institute, archive and museum presents and inspires Dutch architecture and (new media) design. Between 2007 and 2014 Caroline Nevejan was crown member of the Dutch Council for Culture and the Arts ( 

Key publications

  • Nevejan C. & Brazier F., 2014. Presence and Participation: Values for Designing Complex Systems. Springer Handbook series, Springer (in review)
  • Nevejan C. & Badenoch A., 2014. How Amsterdam Invented the Internet: European Networks of Significance, 1980-1999, In Hacking Europe, Amsterdam Universit Press (in review)
  • Nevejan C. (editor), 2012. Witnessing You, artistic research into being and bearing witness, Participatory Systems Initiative, Delft University of Technology.
  • Nevejan C. & Gill S.P. 2012. Special issue on Witnessed Presence 2012, AI & Society, journal for Knowledge, Culture and Communication
  • Nevejan C., 2007. Presence and the Design of Trust, PhD diss. , University of Amsterdam.

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