Please note: this full-day workshop will be held online on Wednesday, the 20th of April, 2022.


Call for Participation

Though making has many positive consequences for those who make, it is far from being inclusive. Research unpacked how elitist access to making and its facilities is, with particular groups of people dominating spaces and communities. Scholars from HCI, feminist studies, or arts and crafts, have unveiled many disparities in regard to who benefits from making – and who does not. In this one-day, online workshop, we aim to take a constructive stance towards balancing inclusiveness in access to making. We build on related work that tells us ways and practices of exclusion and inclusion, and on participants’ experiences. We do, however, not just collect and relate those, but translate them into viable actions; we will engage – hands-on – with how to change the situation for the better.

This workshop will be online. The beginning of the workshop and the wrap-up will be held synchronously, while the hands-on activity will be done in subgroups that choose their timing in between those two synchronous sessions.

How to Participate

To express interest in participation, a position statement, including a brief bio, shall be submitted to verena.fuchsberger@plus.ac.at. Such a position statement could consist of, e.g., a selected finding related to the workshop topic, a personal anecdote, an artistic expression (e.g., dance, painting), or an idea for increasing inclusiveness. The submission can be a written statement (2 pages ACM manuscript), a comic, a visual (e.g., an annotated picture), a video (max. 3 minutes), or any mixed media.

The deadline for submission is February 18th, 2022. Interested participants will be notified by the 4th of March.

Submissions will not be made public. In a curated process, contributions will be selected based on their fit to the workshop and potential to inspire interventions. Furthermore, we strive for a diverse group and will pay attention to complementarity of participants.

At least one author of each accepted submission must attend the workshop and all participants must register for both the workshop and for at least one day of the conference.

 

Important Dates

  • Submission of position statement: February 18th, 2022
  • Notification of acceptance: March 4th, 2022
  • Workshop date: Wednesday, April 20th, 2022

Schedule

  • Part I (90 min): Welcome, impulse keynotes, participants’ and organizers’ contributions

  • Part II (120 min): Ideation of viable actions, making access: creating interventions

  • Part III (90 min): Discussion of viability, roadmaps for deployment, and wrap up

(Detailed schedule to follow)

 

Organizers