Bruna Zanolli is an activist, community media consultant and self-taught technician in the areas of community networks and digital care. She is interested in how intersectional feminist, decolonial thinking and popular education can be used as tools to narrow the gaps of access and to increase digital care.
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Community networks in quilombolas from Terra Seca/Ribeirão Grande in Brazil have been helping households to connect to the internet while serving individual needs of residents. In the backdrop of the FIRN research exploring the same, the authors discuss how these community-led networks connect communities with technology.
In Vale do Ribeira, São Paulo, Brazil, a group of ecological, quilombola farmer women, in partnership with two feminist organisations: APC and Sempreviva Organização Feminista (SOF), managed to deploy and operate their Wi-Fi mesh network. Bruna Zanolli highlights the importance of building trust, empathy and feminist guidelines in the community so that their internet infrastructure could…
Essa jornada ilustrada foi escrita com base em relatos de mulheres reunidas em rodas íntimas de conversa acerca de suas experiências de trabalho em ambientes de Redes Comunitárias dominados por homens.
Viaje bellamente ilustrado se basa en relatos colectivos de mujeres que se reunieron en círculos íntimos y entre todas compartieron sus experiencias de trabajo en espacios de redes comunitarias, dominados habitualmente por hombres.
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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In this podcast we’re going to talk about women, technology, infrastructure and the electromagnetic spectrum, from a feminist perspective. First off, let’s understand technology as ways of being, living, loving, suffering, resisting, organising, cooking...all are ancestral forms of technology. We also have infrastructure - the elements that make technologies operate so powerfully.