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A series of pre-studio seminars will introduce participants to some of the critical issues at stake. 

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As we progress towards a fully automated society, how will women feature in the future of work? How can we take advantage of these changes in order to close the global gender gap?

 
 
 
 
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Hanna Naima McCloskey
Founder and CEO at Fearless Futures

Hanna is of Algerian-British heritage and has worked for the UN, NGOs and Royal Bank of Scotland across communications, research and finance roles. An expert in gender and leadership, she is dedicated to researching, living and exploring the literature and practice of creating socially just, empowered and inclusive communities and workplaces.

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Gabby Edlin
Founder at Bloody Good Period

Gabby Edlin founded Bloody Good Period in 2016 in order to provide sanitary protection for asylum seekers, refugees and those who can't afford them. She is a freelance creative consultant specialising in gender equality and an infrequently practising artist.

 
 

Panel discussion chaired by Alex Fergusson.


Wednesday 5th July 2017, 5pm - 6pm
Room WG28, London College of Communication, Elephant & Castle, London, SE1 6SB, United Kingdom

 

 
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What do women look like on the internet – how are they self-styled and represented by others? Who is invested in female identity being constructed in a certain way - corporations? employers? universities? governments? Is that what we want?

 
 
 
 

Eliza Anyangwe
Founder and CEO at The Nzinga Effect

Eliza is a Cameroon-born, Africa-raised, London-based writer, speaker and moderator. As founder and CEO of The Nzinga Effect, she focuses on sharing and celebrating the stories of African women and women of African descent. She writes for The Guardian and has appeared on BBC World Service, TRT World, SABC, SVT and CNBC Africa.

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Diann Bauer
Artist and writer

Diann Bauer is an artist and writer based in London. She studied art and architecture at the Cooper Union, NY and Goldsmiths, London. She is a member of Laboria Cuboniks, a working group redefining a feminism adequate to a global 21st century. In 2015 she co-wrote and published Xenofeminism, A Politics for Alienation.

 
 

Panel discussion chaired by Charlotte Webb (UAL Futures).


Wednesday 12th July 2017, 6:30pm - 8pm
LVMH, Central Saint Martins, Granary Building, 1 Granary Square, Kings Cross, London N1C 4AA, United Kingdom

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What is a feminist technology - what does it look like and how is it made?
How can we ensure that technologies produce feminist ideologies?

 
 
 
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Dr. Phoebe Moore
Senior Lecturer in International Relations at Middlesex University London

Dr Phoebe Moore is an active researcher and has been teaching International Relations and International Political Economy since September 2000. She has published several books and articles about labour struggle, industrial relations and the impact of technology on workers' everyday lives. She works with trade unions, researchers, businesses and social movements around the impact of technology on work, vocational training, education reforms and industrialisation.

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Gretta Louw
Artist and writer


Gretta Louw is an artist and writer who was born in South Africa but grew up in Australia. She has participated in residencies in Australia, Israel, and the US, and her work has been exhibited in New York, Berlin, London, Jakarta, and Tel Aviv. She has written for Hyperallergic, Furtherfield, and DigiCult, and she has published two books: ‘Controlling_Connectivity: Art, Psychology, and the Internet’ (2012) and ‘Warnayaka Art Centre: Art in the Digital Desert’ (2013).

 

Alex Fergusson
Psychotherapist and gender equality Educator

Alex Fergusson is a psychotherapist and gender equality educator with a commitment to bridging the personal and the political. He is interested in the emotional and affective qualities of gender and how they order intimate spaces. His work with boys also includes deconstructing technologies of men’s domination of women, including porn and advertising.

Panel discussion chaired by Charlotte Webb (UAL Futures).


Wednesday 19th July 2017, 6:30pm - 8pm
LVMH, Central Saint Martins, Granary Building, 1 Granary Square, Kings Cross, London N1C 4AA, United Kingdom

 
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How do bodies, sexuality and experience generate forms of capital? How can we resist online sexism by building our own feminist spaces on the internet?

 
 
 
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Denise Ackerl
PhD student at Chelsea College of Art

Denise Ackerl is currently doing a practice-based PhD at Chelsea College of Art (within the Subjectivity and Feminism(s) research group), where she looks into strategies of resistance in the digital space from a feminist performance perspective. Her work is located in the context of post-Fordism and cyberfeminism(s).

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Carleigh Morgan
PhD student at King's College London

Carleigh Morgan is a former Fulbright scholar and current PhD candidate at King’s College, London. Her dissertation explores the interfacial relationships between bodies and machines, with emphasis on the digital mechanisms that program subjects as legible by computer technologies.

Rafael Lubner
PhD candidate at King's College London

Rafael Lubner completed a Bachelor’s degree in Economics at Durham University and a Master’s in Contemporary Literature, Culture and Theory at King’s College London. His research is concerned with the status of the human in the internet age, questioning its construction and mediation. He also writes music criticism for Tiny Mix Tapes.

Panel discussion chaired by Charlotte Webb (UAL Futures).


Wednesday 26th July 2017, 6:30pm - 8pm
LVMH, Central Saint Martins, Granary Building, 1 Granary Square, Kings Cross, London N1C 4AA, United Kingdom