- DonesTech is women + technology in Catalan and the name of a girls collective from Barcelona.
- Alexandra, Eva and Nuria will give a presentation about the donestech experience
- afterwards the d^b band Maquina de Turing from Barcelona will play
- When: Friday 18th Setember 2009
- Where: Metalab, Rathausstrasse 6 in the 1st district of Vienna]
DonesTech / Código Lela
an activist research about the current relations between womyn and technologies. DonesTech is an informal group created in June 2006 in Barcelona. It is composed of womyn and men that share some common background in relation to activist research, mediactivism, technological practice and gender/feminist perspective.
From the start, we have been researching and taking actions to know how womyn access technologies, which software and hardware they use, under which conditions they work, which practices they develop with technologies and, finally, what are their main wishes and dreams for the future.
Our research and practice inscribes itself inside a cyberfeminism that challenges and interrogates the sexism embedded inside scientifically and technological practices and theories (González García, M y Pérez Sedeño, E, 2002). We reveal again the non-neutral character of technologies as artifacts that mediates our relation to the world by establishing possible ways of building upon it, and at the same time their development impedes the emergence of possible alternative pathways. In that sense, our research meet with a set of cyberfeminist reflections stating that through this interrogation we challenge the control and power mechanisms rooted inside technologies, and we contribute to a common empowerment of womyn by trying to subvert the gender relations at one of its core.