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Data, maps and colonialism in times of pandemic

5th June 2020 | 202 views
Mapa del mundo de distribución del coronavirus

The practice of mapping began within a month since the first outbreaks of Covid-19 as a means of rapid visualisation, accompanied by the division between those who manage data and those who contribute their personal information, while suffering the consequences of it. Is there a more just approach to information-based aid where people have more autonomy over their data?

Feminist talk

Across different countries there has been a recorded surge of domestic violence against women especially, but has there been an increase in violence and harassment online? Morgan Barbour shares how she has dealt with increased violence and harassment online since the lockdown began, and how it is now part of her art....

 
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Morgan Barbour

Morgan Barbour is an American model, circus artist, movement director, and writer. Her work has...

Feminist talk

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. Shakespeare wrote most of his plays during the bubonic plague, and now women and queer artists use the internet and social media to open up spaces for marginalised communities and bodies.

 
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Joshua Muyiwa

Joshua Muyiwa is a writer and poet. He currently writes a weekly column titled “Gazing Outwards...

Feminist talk

Much as there is the risk of the online space breeding great amounts of anxiety, this can also be a time to form different types of human connection, find out more about innovative ways to get off and take a look at your love lives. Here is how.

 
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Tiffany Kagure Mugo

Tiffany Kagure Mugo is the intoxicatingly scary gatekeeper of HOLAAfrica, a Pan African queer...

Publication

This e-zine is the culmination of the lives and afterlives of the Making a Feminist Internet in Africa convening. It documents the explorations and experiments that grew into dynamic answers, solutions and even more questions on what it means to have a feminist internet in Africa. It was written and designed by Wairimũ...
 
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genderit.org

Launched in 2006, GenderIT.org is a groundbreaking resource site that provides feminist reviews...

Feminist talk

The pandemic has amplified our need for a safe and secure internet, but can we have one now without surveillance and censorship. Read here to know what happened at the original epicentre of the COVID-19 virus and what measures of internet censorship were deemed necessary by the Chinese government to bring the pandemic...

 
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Dana Zhang

Dana Zhang has a Bachelor of Economics and a Bachelor of Arts from Peking University, and a Ph.D...

Feminist talk

In India protests against the discriminatory and unilateral law to determine citizenship have been going on since December of 2019. The protests across India against the current authoritarian government were growing in power, in spite of the enormous pressure they came under, the attacks and arrests of leaders and now...

 
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Sneha Rajaram

Sneha Rajaram is a Bengaluru based writer. Her interests include feminism, mental health and...