Geekender: Towards a Feminist Internet
Our next Geekender is here 16 - 18 March!
In collaboration with UAL Futures’ Feminist Internet Project we will be exploring and provocating on issues of power, gender and technology through a weekend of live events, workshops and experimentation.
The weekend kicks off on Friday Night with launch of our media wall exhibition and heated discussion; Saturday has a series of drop in workshops looking at everything from how to tackle online abuse through sizing up your bra, manicure manifestos and a Sat Night Party. Scroll down for details, and book now to get special advance party ticket price of £2.50
6.30-8.30pm: Friday night will kick off with a panel on “Tomorrow’s Nipple: censorship, subversion and social media” about the control of images on social media, and the corporate policing of nipples online.
1-4pm: Swing by our studio floor to explore feminist zine-making, or get tips on handling online harassment. The Saturday drop-in workshops are presented in collaboration with Feminist Library, Amnesty International and Glitch!UK. Free, with day pass.
Saturday Night: Geekender Party
6-9pm: Experience our late evening takeover of the Gallery by the Feminist Internet Project in collaboration with the event collective Resis'Dance, including live performances and installations from femminancybitch69, Charlie Craggs, and Daniel Brathwaite-Shirley. The Feminist Internet digital clinic will also be open, where you can discover how you can be transformed into an antibody to fight the virus of online abuse and harassment.
Sunday afternoon we are holding an Art + Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon where you can take the online gender bias into your own hands. Learn how to edit Wikipedia and readdress the balance in the coverage and authorship of information about women, gender, feminism, sexulaity and the arts in this important activated session.
Every March since 2014, Art + Feminism have galvanised change through 500+ events around the world which create and improve thousands of Wikipedia pages. Come and press that edit button with us.
Feminist Internet is supported by UAL Futures and Careers and Employability, University of the Arts London.
Feminist Internet is a cross-disciplinary project from University of the Arts London between a group of artists, designers and activists who aim to intervene in the development of the internet to promote gender equality, equal rights and justice for all. Feminist Internet believe there is a need to go beyond current definitions and images of feminism, gender, race and class, and have written a Manifesto to express their principles.