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NEW TIME AND LOCATION: Ellen K Foster Brown Bag Lunch

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NEW TIME AND LOCATION: Ellen K Foster Brown Bag Lunch
April 19, 2018 12:00 pm
April 19, 2018 1:30 pm
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Time: 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Location: Hart Hall 3201

Please join us for a brown bag lunch with Ellen K Foster during her residency for a lively discussion on the theory and methods behind her workshops, “Toward Feminist and Queer Technologies: Critical Workshops for Unpacking Expertise and Skill-sharing Tactics.”

Within maker and hacker cultures, workshops and informal skill-shares are a way to distribute knowledge, expertise, practices, and often help to build a sense of community. They also become a format in which to solidify ‘best’ practices and the expected ways to build Do It Yourself (DIY) technologies and prototypes. But what kind of knowledge might be produced when leading workshops that problematize or unpack the types of skills shared, how they are shared, who is involved, and what is considered ‘best’ practice and why? By using the workshop as a form of inquiry, we will enact experimental methods that allow analysis of dialogue, which opens during material praxis (Foster 2015). The intention is to de-center one, ‘best,’ way of doing things and to acknowledge the importance of many diverse and situated knowledges among community members and in relation to environment, tools, materials, and diverse experiences.

This event is sponsored by HATCH: Feminist Arts & Science Shop (a Mellon Research Initiative)

For more information please contact: http://hatch.ucdavis.edu/residencies/ or ucd.hatch@gmail.com

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