Speculative Technologies for Environmental Justice
This year, the Digital Humanities Center is hosting a monthly learning community on Speculative Technologies for Liberatory Worlds to build capacity for what adrienne maree brown calls “radical imagination,” where “all efforts to bend the arc of the future towards justice, is science fictional behavior.” Build community with students, staff, and faculty and explore imaginative possibilities through hands-on activities, critical play games, and more.
In this final session of the year, we will be exploring indigenous technologies of resistance as well as environmental injustices–past and present–in North America. Following a collaborative reading practice and discussion, participants who attend in person will have the opportunity to plant seed paper and seedlings. Participants joining through Zoom can contact us at email@example.com to arrange to pick-up a planting kit at the DHC before Thursday’s session.
In addition, please note we will be announcing the winners to our Digital Humanities Print Raffle at the end of this Spec Tech session. If you would like to participate in this raffle for an afrofuturist print by Ukelaylie on Etsy, please visit the DHC to fill out a raffle ticket with your name and uni and you will be entered into the drawing. Raffle tickets are on a first come first serve basis.
To express interest in this learning community, please fill out this short form, and we will be in touch with more information. The learning community will be held on the following dates (all Thursdays) from 4-5:30 PM: 9/23, 10/28, 11/18, 12/9, 1/27, 2/24, 3/24, 4/21. You don't have to attend every session--drop in when you can!
The Digital Humanities Center is committed to hosting and supporting programming that reflects its core values of inclusivity, sustainability, exploration, and collaboration. For questions, accommodation requests, or issues, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.