Feminists Hacking the System(s) Creation Liberation and Action

Activity: External talk or presentationInvited talk


We are delighted that you can participate in our AHRC-IRC Research Network, Intersections: Feminism, Technology & Digital Humanities and we look forward to working with you in the coming months.Our first event, 'Feminists Hacking the System(s): Creation, Liberation, and Action', hosted by the University of Sussex, is now open for registration. We encourage you to register for all 3 events, but it is possible to just register for 1 or 2, or as your timetable allows. Details of the event and each of the 3 workshops are as follows;Feminists Hacking the System(s): Creation, Liberation, and Action is the first in a series of events related to the ‘Intersections: Feminism, Technology, and Digital Humanities’ Network. It is composed of 3 online events that will take place over the course of a week (10th, 11th, and 13th Nov.). Each event explores structural inequalities in computational systems, and considers feminist interventions which help to make computational technology and Digital Humanities more inclusive, exploring these from the following perspectives; Code and Multiculturalism; Code and Labour; Code and Democratic Tools. The workshops will explore the way in which coding and programming practices, from a feminist perspective or approach, have materialised and developed across different fields (e.g. cultural heritage, history, digital media art, computational art). This series contributes to the stated objectives of the Network: to highlight intersectional work that promotes, generates and supports feminist praxis that re-shape Digital Humanities.Tue., 10 November 2020, 15:00 - 17:00: Code and Multiculturalism focuses on feminist, post-colonial critiques of programming and digital heritage work. It questions the prevalence of English as the language of coding and explores digital arts practice, including hacking or DIY style coding practices, that seek to address bias and discrimination. Speakers include Jeneen Naji (Maynooth University), Reham Hosny (Leeds University), and Judith Ricketts (University of Brighton). Register here (password: 1980). Wed., 11 November 2020, 14:30 - 16:30; Code and Labour considers case studies that highlight ways in which feminist praxis, and feminist labour, in technology and software development can subvert and challenge systems which replicate social injustice. Speakers include Sophie Toupin (McGill University), Irene Fubara-Manuel (University of Sussex), and FACT/// Network. Fri., 13 November 2020, 15:00 - 17:00: Code and Democratic Tools will focus on the use of autonomous feminist infrastructures and coding interventions that contribute to cultural social change in software development and digital humanities. This workshop is facilitated by Oliva Jack
Event titleFeminists Hacking the System(s) Creation Liberation and Action
Event typeSeminar
Degree of RecognitionInternational


  • Hacking
  • coding
  • feminist