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04.10.2018 14:49

First lab meeting of the CF+ project on November 8th: "Cyberfeminist legacies, technofeminist trajectories, computational practices: where are we today?"

Registrations now open for the the first lab meeting of the project “Re-configuring computing through cyberfeminism and new materialism” (CF+) that will take place on November 8th, 2018, at ITeG, University of Kassel.

CF+ is a project of the Gender/Diversity in Informatics Systems research lab at the University of Kassel, Germany. The project aims to lay the groundwork for revisiting dominant modes and practices of knowledge and artefact production in computer science through cyberfeminist and feminist new materialist lenses. It also aims to consolidate a network of researchers, artists and designers working on and interested in these issues for on-going collaboration. 

This first meeting is dedicated to exploring cyberfeminist legacies and technofeminist as well as computational practices today. The lab meeting will start with a contribution by conceptual artist, interdisciplinary researcher and educator Cornelia Sollfrank. She was founding member of the collectives frauen-und-technik (Women and Technology, 1992) and -Innen (1994) and initiated and ran the world-wide cyberfeminist network Old Boys Network (1997-2001), including the co-organisation of three international conferences on Cyberfeminism (1997, 1999, and 2001).

The second part of the meeting will take form of an in-depth workshop the goal of which will be to share ideas and flesh out critical questions for further investigation and lay grounds for the network consolidation.

The first part of the lab meeting with contribution by C. Sollfrank is open to anyone but we kindly ask you to register to attend by emailing goda.klumbyte@uni-kassel.de. If you wish to take part in the full event, i.e. including the in-depth workshop, as well further activities of network building and consolidation, please apply by also sending your biographical note and a brief statement of interest by October 26th, 2018. For more information detailed information about the event and the network-building workshop, please see the link to the flyer below.

For further information about the CF+, please see our website.

Inquiries can be addressed by email to goda.klumbyte@uni-kassel.de and alisa.blakeney@uni-kassel.de