TransHackFeminist Convergence 2, Mexico

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Title TransHackFeminist Convergence, 2nd edition
Category Privacy Advocacy Digital Security Gender and Tech
Start 2015/07/25
End 2015/08/01
Scale Puebla, Mexico
Geolocalization 19° 6' 27", -98° 11' 43"
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Organisation ADA & TransHackFeminist Convergence

Target audience Women, trans, queer, feminist, fluid and non binary persons interested in hacking (codes, hardware, gender)
Number of participants 50

We are joyful to summon feminist, queer and trans* bodies and collectives who are hacking the patriarchal–capitalist system. This is a call to participate in the second meeting of the THF, which will take place the 25th to 31st of July, 2015 at the ADA community centre in the city of Puebla, Mexico. We believe that our dissident bodies and identities can, as well as changing their own spaces, generate technologies and tools for liberation. The tradition of free software enables us, today, to amplify hardware and software to hack bodies, gender, academia, gynecology, maternity and child-rearing as well as operating systems, distributed networks, autonomous servers, “pirating”, open media, electronic devices, as explored in the first gathering of the THF, in august of last year in the eco-industrial and post-capitalist community of Calafou, 60 km from Barcelona. THFMx is an open call for projects that are developed between all the participants in an atmosphere of respect and cooperation.

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The THFMx activities this year will sum up (as much as it makes sense in our context and interests) the areas proposed in the first THF (incarnated theory, performative tactics and liberation technology) and the conclusions we came to after that week of working together: 1.- In the fields of technology in general, and hacking in particular, trans* and cis women and queer folk are represented in reduced numbers. Heteropatriarchy and power dynamics continue to be reproduced. How do we subvert these dynamics, and meet like–minded others who may be interested in creating and “un-elite-ing” knowledge, to generate liberating and emancipating technology? 2.- To think and re-think the concepts of trans-feminism and hacking. Our aim is not to close down their meanings, but on the contrary, to open them up and enrich them with new meanings. To comprehend how they can be inhabited and understood in different ways according to our varied life-histories, historical, economic and social contexts, geographies and languages. 3.- To debate the critical approximations between technology, hacking cultures and feminism. To make our practices more relevant and visible to each other and to those who are interested in/by them. 4.- To demand the politization of cyber, technological and feminist spaces to move towards a more holistic and transdisciplinary perspective. Towards a collective development against all forms of existing oppresion. Art, science, technology and the trades are divided only in those spaces where fragmented and capitalist thoughts seeps in. 5.- The TXFMx will take place in Mexico to provoke spaces for dialogue, reflection and creation on a greater level: a dialogue which will add the perspectives of Latinamerican and comunitarian feminisms, and where colonialism will have no space in any form. We are making visible the differences and asymmetries that exist in access to technology, while also creating a space that unites us in those differences. 6.- Conscious of the enormous increase in violence in it’s most patriarchal expression <– feminicidal violence –> we think it essential to generate spaces of feminist self-defense in all areas. Emancipation and self-determination as sources of life. 7.- To generate a space to make evident, to expose and subvert the enormous inequality, exploitation, sacking and extermination that the heteropatriarchal capitalist system provokes, putting an emphasis in the onslaught and charge against the feminine and the reproduction of life in all of it’s expressions. 8.-To generate a space to open up concepts and possibilities where the words trans, hacker and feminism are a pre-text to re-think ourselves, to construct ourselves from the edge of possibility. 9.- A space where neither time nor history are linear. A space in which we knit together and enter into our own past and future. 10.- A space where we construct collective processes for knowledge, memory and creativity. 11.- Spaces to dialogue, boycott and conspire against the patriarchy. 12.- We consider it important to make explicit that the THFMx parts from the practice of the agreements generated in the first THF Finally, this is not a closed call, on the contrary, THFMX is built by all — with an atmosphere of respect and cooperation. We invite you to propose workshops, talks, dynamics, performance, projections, concerts or whatever activity you think could add to the debate. We will resume the areas proposed in Calafou THF (incarnated theory, performative tactics and liberating technology.) and we will add others that are proposed.

For now, a proposal for organizers: To talk about experiences of praxis of trans-hack-feminist transformations in organisations of the anti-capitalist social movement.

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Note: In the Calafou THF we debated about the terms TRANS and HACK:

The word “trans” needs to be understood in a plurality of perspectives. Trans as a noun, as a verb and as a prefix. To be in transition, in transformation, to be transgenderized, to be transversal, transdisciplinary, etc. Trans as a verb meaning to interrogate, to cross, to fuse. From a starting point, THF! takes into account the expansion, interconnection, cross of physical and metaphorical boundaries. It also points towards the fact that the concept is constantly evolving, admitting that when the notions become fixed or closed they begin to die. The term “hack” refers to the more traditional act of doing, of dismantling things, of understanding them in a deeper way. But it is also seen as an action and a performance to hack patriarchy, capitalism and other oppressive systems, and to make those systems explicit. THF! means to also be conscious and admit the privileges we have. It’s about understanding the relationship between privilege and oppression, subverting the existing order. A THF! practice is to be implicitly anti-racist, anti-capitalist, anti-sexist, anti-homophobic, andti-transphobic, and to use hacking as a means of resistance, sabotage and transformation. Finally, the word “hack” introduces the dimensions of contagion and contamination, understood from a positive prism. These “virii”: hackfeminsm and transfeminism, introduce new modalities of seeing the world which help to break down existing binaries (man vs woman, theory vs practice, who produces and who consumes, tech activists vs activists, etc). The concept of virality is also linked to authorship and the public domain, in the sense that productions are there to be redistributed, remixed, reconsidered and logically, also hacked.

Topics transhackfeminism, hacking, digital security, privacy, self defense, gender codes, transfeminism,
Links Audio about a talk about cryptowar and social movements in Mexico (Spanish)ː

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Agenda Sábado 25 Julio 2015
   10:00 AM – 12:00 PM 	*Asamblea inicial THF*
   12:00 PM – 03:00 PM 	*Preparación de alimentos y comida*
   03:00 PM – 06:00 PM 	*Autodefensa Hackfeminista y Cuidados Colectivos Digitales*
   06:00 PM – 08:00 PM 	*AUTOEDITORAS: Hacemos Femzines*
   08:15 PM – 11:00 PM 	*Fiesta de bienvenida*

Domingo 26 Julio 2015

   09:30 AM – 10:30 AM 	*Desayuno*
   10:30 AM – 01:30 PM 	*Autodefensa Hackfeminista y Cuidados Colectivos Digitales*
   01:30 PM – 03:00 PM 	*Comida*
   03:00 PM – 05:00 PM 	*Autodefensa Hackfeminista y Cuidados Colectivos Digitales*
   05:00 PM – 7:00 PM 	*Acompañamiento seguro a interrupción de embarazo*

Lunes 27 Julio 2015

   08:00 AM – 10:00 AM 	*Clase Lucha libre*
   09:30 AM – 10:30 AM 	*Desayuno*
   11:00 AM – 02:00 PM 	*Edición de audio con Ardour*
   01:30 PM – 03:00 PM 	*Comida*
   03:00 PM – 05:00 PM 	*Danza Butoh*
   05:00 PM – 6:00 PM 	*Presentación de la Red de Radios Comunitarias y Software Libre*
   06:00 PM – 08:00 PM 	*Armando campañas en red 1 Interviniendo youtube*

Martes 28 Julio 2015

   08:00 AM – 10:00 AM 	*Clase Lucha libre*
   09:30 AM – 10:30 AM 	*Desayuno*
   10:45 AM – 01:30 PM 	*Mesa Los otros trabajos*
   01:30 PM – 03:00 PM 	*Comida*
   05:00 PM – 08:00 PM 	*Armando campañas en red 2. Redes sociales*

Miércoles 29 Julio 2015

   08:00 AM – 10:00 AM 	*Clase Lucha libre*
   09:30 AM – 10:30 AM 	*Desayuno*
   10:30 AM – 01:30 PM 	*Mesa ecofeminismo*
   01:30 PM – 03:00 PM 	*Comida*
   05:00 PM – 07:00 PM 	*Mesa: Autodefensa ciudadana*
   07:00 PM – 9:00 PM 	*Performance Vociferación*

Jueves 30 Julio 2015

   08:00 AM – 10:00 AM 	*Clase Lucha libre*
   09:30 AM – 10:30 AM 	*Desayuno*
   10:30 AM – 01:30 PM 	*Haciendo cápsulas de radio con audacity*
   10:30 AM – 01:30 PM 	*Autodefensa antipatriarcal entre mujeres*
   01:30 PM – 03:00 PM 	*Comida*
   05:00 PM – 06:30 PM 	*Charla Crypto Wars*
   06:30 PM – 09:00 PM 	*Taller Autodefensa digital*

Viernes 31 Julio 2015

   08:00 AM – 10:00 AM 	*Clase Lucha libre*
   09:30 AM – 10:30 AM 	*Desayuno*
   10:30 AM – 01:30 PM 	*Autodefensa antipatriarcal entre mujeres*
   01:30 PM – 03:00 PM 	*Comida*
   03:00 PM – 08:00 PM 	*Taller autodefensa digital*
   08:00 PM – 09:45 PM 	*Asamblea de cierre* 
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