Gender and agency: Care as a facilitator towards alternative futures

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Gender and agency: Care as a facilitator towards alternative futures

Authors: Andrea Navarrete, Krity Gera

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Date and time

Tue, 28 Jun 2022 00:00 - 04:00 PDT

Location

Online

About this event

The notion of 'care' represents a significant expanse of women's lives that has remained

unacknowledged and has been treated with contempt within the existing capitalist and patriarchal context. Moreover, it is predominantly associated with the home-based reproduction arena signifying oppression and is neglected as a capacity. This workshop intends to repurpose the language from the experiences of 'care' – from a feminist perspective – as an agency to critically inform theoretical and practical design discourse that operates on informal, bottom-up, citizen-centered practices and network-oriented participatory logic at a societal level. This workshop aims to bring together participants from different backgrounds to reflect upon their experiences and perceptions of 'care' through participatory design methods to develop a conceptual framework to guide alternative design approaches leading toward alternative futures.

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