Double Dabble: A Feminist Day of Making
Double Dabble is an attempt to actively bridge the gap between feminist theory and practice. We want to engage in discussions around these topics and reflect on how social sciences and Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) can collaborate to build a more comprehensive understanding of each others’ expertise. To show how social sciences and a more comprehensive understanding of theory could influence the practical work that is done in HCI; and how the pragmatic work of HCI could inform feminist theory in the social sciences. By engaging in a hands-on day of making, we hope to create a comfortable, open, engaging, and friendly environment for exchange, negotiation, and reflection.
The event will take place on the 4th of February 2017 at the Shipley Art Gallery in Gateshead.
To take part, please sign up on our Eventbrite: doubledabble.eventbrite.co.uk
For more information on how you can get involved to host a stall see this blog post and for some Double Dabble Inspiration (DDI) have a browse through the growing number of ideas here.
We will host a number of stalls, covering a diverse set of topics and crafting techniques:
- Sam and Ellie will be hosting Textiles Plus Data!
- Maria will be hosting A female epic and/or a pre-internet fanfiction: Emily Brontë’s Gondal Saga
- Sam and Ana will be hosting Women’s Work
- Becky and Charlotte will be hosting Crafting Strength.
- Raksha and Kirsten will be hosting a ‘stage’ several times throughout the day where you can be Taking Up Space
Throughout the day, Rosie will be documenting many of the conversations, debates, and crafting endeavours with her Zine Machine!