This event hosted by the network Dis/Abilities and Digital Media aims to think critically through a theoretical framework in the context of dis/abilities that recognizes assistive technologies as political as well as situated interconnections. On this basis, we endorse to reflect on infrastructures of design for questions of inclusion and participation – cross-cultural, inter- and transdisciplinary. Reflecting on open source practices in medical and assistive technologies (e.g. 3D printing) will allow us to question the effects of heterogeneous interests, economic implications and everyday affordances of socio-material assemblages produced within the frameworks of participatory design research. Keynotes by Aimi Hamraie (Vanderbilt University), Anne Waldschmidt (University of Cologne) and a presentation by Tomás Sánchez Criado (Humboldt University). Come and join us: For details about the programme, registration and accessibility, click here.
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