Friday 21 September, 11am to 4pm.
The internet holds huge potential for liberation and political transformation. However many of society’s inequalities are encoded in its structures, processes and communities. 1 year ago, the Feminist Internet was created to address this, and intervene in the development of the web to ensure equality and justice for all.
The Feminist Internet Manifesto is one of many guiding documents that lay out the aspirations, hopes and values of different groups and communities for a better internet. Examples from the 1990s to present include the Declaration of the Independence of Cyberspace, the Guerilla Open Access Manifesto, and the Copenhagen Letter (created at last year’s Techfestival).
However, manifestos can remain somewhat abstract and ideological, with a gap between their ethical aspirations and calls to action for everyday people. Their authorship *can* also remain exclusive rather than open. This workshop is designed to explore ways of opening up the ongoing production of the Feminist Internet Manifesto to a wider public, and gearing it towards concrete actions that can be carried out by people in their day to day internet use. All contributors will be acknowledged on the Feminist Internet website.