Feminist Futures Workshops

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Drawing on feminist theory and participatory design methodologies, this project aims to develop methods that enable feminist futures. Popular visions of the future are dominated by either by capitalist utopian visions of glass touch screens, completed to-do lists and clean spaces; or dystopian scenarios of mechanical failure, environmental destruction, and warfare. Feminist utopian visions are noticeably absent and new technologies tend to reproduce gender inequality.

By looking at design methodologies through the lens of feminist theory, this project aims to redesign speculative methods. I argue that different reference points are needed in order to create feminist futures and by exploring past materialities, memories, alternative experiences, and “failures”, new realms of possibility emerge. In a series of upcoming workshops, I aim to work with participants to degender the future.
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