CHI 2001 Workshop: HCI, Politics & the City: Engaging Urban Grassroots Movements for Reflection and Action (May 2011, Vancouver Canada)
November 28, 2010 Leave a comment
Deadline for workshop submissions: 14 January 2011.
Grassroots movements shape our cities, cultures and politics. In this two-day workshop, we invite HCI researchers, activists and artists to engage with the processes, materials, challenges, and goals of grassroots communities in Vancouver, the city hosting CHI’11.
Vancouver has a rich history of bottom-up political movements. Our workshop will facilitate a dialogue around the practical and active engagement of HCI research with grassroots communities. Working together with local organizations, workshop participants will conduct explorations of urban spaces and activist headquarters, participatory design sessions, reflection, critique and creative design of political artifacts. We hope these activities result in concrete design strategies, opportunities for technical interventions and future collaborations in the domain of political computing. Please read more about our workshop themes and visit our call for submissions.