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Women-circles that hold and ground community networks

12th November 2019 | 31 views
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What is the potential overlap between the energies and drive towards building a feminist internet and the growth of community networks in different parts of the world where communities build their own infrastructure and connectivity? In this article, we explore the ways in which community networks question gender norms, and the need for feminists to build infrastructure.

Feminist talk

What is feminist infrastructure? Our lives are determined now by technology and especially data and surveillance. How can we undermine the existing technological hegemony and rebuild infrastructures that accommodate different realities and needs through community networks?

 
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Débora Prado

Débora Prado is a feminist, activist, journalist and researcher from Brazil. She has a...

Feminist talk

A photo essay of a community network and the women working at the radio station and using the community network located just at the outskirts of Bangalore in India.

 
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Gayatri Ganju

My work focuses on gender and the environment and i'm especially interested at the...

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Not enough has been said about how the #metoo movement played out in contexts far from where it was triggered and especially in countries in Asia and Africa. In this article we see the unravelling of hierarchical and sexualised relations in theatre in South Korea, and how fragile assemblages of rebellion were formed...

 
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Soo Ryon Yoon

Soo Ryon Yoon’s research interests can be located at the intersection of contemporary...

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Availability and affordability of the internet have a major impact on whether women are able to access and use the internet. In this article we explore what happens when community networks bring the internet closer to women and the small and big ways in which this changes their lives.

 
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Sarbani Banerjee Belur

Sarbani Banerjee Belur represents Gram Marg rural broadband initiative located in the Department...

Feminist talk

In this layered podcast, the members of Portal sem Porteiras, Marcela and Luisa explore their excitement over the possibilities of their community network and how they are re-finding meaning and solace in connections. 

 
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Marcela Guerra

Artesana y madre, interesada en la apropiación de la tecnología y la necesidad de producir...

Feminist talk

In this beautifully etched illustration we follow the stories of various women who are working in community networks and their journeys with technology, autonomy and self-realisation. 

 
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Bruna Zanolli

Comunicadora y artista visual envolucrada con tecnologias libres y derechos humanos. Piensa/...