Power and Participation: 4th & 5th September, Leeds
PRaDSA (Practical Design for Social Action) has been running a series of workshops around the UK to share experience among people with technology and social action interests and skills and provide a forum for discussion and reflection on issues chosen by participants. This last workshop focuses on the central issues of power and participation in working with technology to make social action happen.
It is suitable for anyone using innovation and ICT to help others work on social and political issues. It will be relevant if you are concerned with who gets involved in decisions about technology and how they are engaged.
In particular, we will be examining factors that contribute to a feeling of empowerment and how to generate it in the contexts you can influence.
Come along to recharge your batteries, consider your practice and look at what more we can do if we work together.
• Day one will start sharply at 1pm, though a bite of lunch will be available from noon.
• Day two ends at 4pm to allow for travelling.
• We have some money to pay expenses, including your stay overnight in Leeds (and a limited budget to cover your absence from work – be that to your organisation or to you as a freelance operator), if you wish to attend this workshop and contribute. Please let us know if you would like to be considered for this bursary.
To register for a place, send a short description of (one of the) context(s) in which you work, to Kutoma Wakunuma at <K.J.Wakunuma@shu.ac.uk> as soon as possible and before 25th August. She will also be the first port of call for any questions you have.