Workshop, Imagine, Create, Be. Gender and Technologies, IFF, Spain
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|Title||Imagine, Create, Be. Gender and Technologies|
|Category||Privacy Advocacy Digital Security Gender and Tech|
|Geolocalization||39° 32' 56", -0° 25' 11"|
|Organisation||Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice, Tactical Tech, Real Tech|
|Target audience||WHRd, women activists, developers interested in gender and cultural diversity, funders|
|Number of participants||30|
|Context and motivations|| What are the side effects of funding? How can we avoid divisions and foster collaboration?
- Why are identity politics not enough? How can we include that which excludes us? - How might we maximize efforts, ressources and ideas from past and present experiences? - How can we acknowldege precariousness and overcome technology overload? - How can the analogue -digital integration be turned into a mandate and a provocation?
|Topics||Gender and tech, training, programs, funding, side effects|
|Agenda|| 0) Who is the room? 20 min
> Languages spoken (english, spanish/catalan?) - alex > Motivations to attend > Introducing the agenda for the WS + collective notes taken in a pad hosted in a feminist server + the WS is under the chatham house rules (https://www.chathamhouse.org/about/chatham-house-rule): When a meeting, or part thereof, is held under the Chatham House Rule, participants are free to use the information received, but neither the identity nor the affiliation of the speaker(s), nor that of any other participant, may be revealed. - luisa
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ A) Context Dialogue 15 min each program maximum (This should not be more than 60 mins including Q&A) COMMLABS (Astraea) and Gender and Technology Institute (Tactical Technology Collective) and transhackfeminist convergence (this last example is achieved without funds)
Presenters describe the work they have done and open the black box. > History of the program: When, Who, Where, Why, What? > How were the initiatives conceived, what problems were they addressing? > Why did they work/not work, lessons learned? > Hopes and plans for the future, enviosionning ideal ways for keep going on (ensuring ground based movements that have pgained enough autonomy and do not need anymore the program)
Q&A +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Break
B) Collective mapping of issues, needs and desires
Questions to be discussed (45 to 60 mins hour) Moderators guide through the structured guideline Participants split in mixed expertise and/or language groups of 3 to 5 persons (depending of amount of people in the room)
Thinking about the programs/funds we apply to, or we coordinate or we engage with, each groups adresses the following dimensions, keep record of answers in the pad
> Assets mapping? Luisa Where do we do our work? Geographically? Virtually? In what disciplines? with whom/publics engaged? which technologies are involved (think software, hardware, wetware but also social technologies for instance)?
> Barriers to our work? Alex ID in groups, or by identities, or whatever clusters (nations, discipline, whatever folks choose) Try to map areas/regions/publics/topics/technologies and issues regarding structural violences we do not adress
> Working with women, non binary people and LGTIQ publics, what parts of our identities do we see as doorways/entry points to our work? Bob Do we see ourselves as part of or contributing to movements? (singular or plural) what are they? Are we operating in liberatory frameworks? equality frameworks? rights frameworks? what else? Are identity politics enough? What about class, income, index quality of life, lodging access etc? How can we include that which excludes us?
> Funding/Programs: Alex/Bob What are the side effects of funding? for programs and for publics we are working with? How can we avoid divisions and foster collaboration among existing programs? How might we maximize efforts, ressources and ideas from past and present experiences? How can we acknowldege precariousness and overcome technology overload? How can the analogue -digital integration be turned into a mandate and a provocation?
> Leap-frog opportunities: (give example of mobile v land-line infrastructure): luisa What other structures of power can we bypass? Can we imagine that leap-frog mechanisms individually/collectively/organisationally or locally/regionally/globally etc. (ie: I can hack public transportation individually; organisationnaly i can fund areas that others can not; collectively we live in a city that welcome refugees; Hi-tech and lowtech; Peer to peer networks; online-offline combination ...)
This last part is about speculative fiction, imagining radical imaginaries and utopian futures > ....
C) Putting answers in the wall: Going through answers to 5 dimensions (assets, barriers, publics/identities, programs sustainability, leap frog opportunities) 30 mins > by putting together are we seeing new possibilities and networks Final conversation 30 min Instead of looking at what we don't have lets look at what we do. once we do this can we look evaluate the potential opportunities or power shifts, etc.
|Feelings||Felt great and a good way to have a lot fo women meeting each other in a very intimate and deep way in the 2nd day of the conference|
|Feedbacks||Most of the people did not even take breaks and wanted o keep going on|
|Start||Using speculative fiction as methodology to assess our present and shape our futures|