Take Back the Tech! Feminist Learning Circles: Playful, conspirational strategising and experimentation with tech

By Take Back the Tech! 22 January 2020

For Take Back the Tech! (TBTT), the internet is a space for play, exploration, experimentation and learning, as well as a vital political space of free association and expression. That’s why the APC Women's Rights Programme created a series of online sharing sessions so that TBTT campaigners and other curious cyberfeminists from all over the world could participate, create and put their knowledge into action to occupy the internet creatively.

Take Back the Tech! Feminist Learning Circles were conceived as spaces for playful, conspirational strategising and experimentation with tech in order to exploit the internet’s possibilities for activism. The circles were open to all those people who collaborated directly or indirectly with the Take Back the Tech! goals, essentially, anyone who is questioning the platforms, tools and structures that make up today’s internet and who would like to strengthen or discover new skills in building an internet and world free of violence, against women, against gender diverse people or against LGBTIQ+ communities.

Sessions took place in English, Spanish and French before and during the 2019 Take Back the Tech! 16 day campaign, and focused on creative discourse and expression, assessing risk, and digital safety. Find links and recordings for each session from the 2019 series here as they become available.

Take Back The Tech! is a call to everyone, especially women and girls, to take control of technology to end violence against women. It's a global, collaborative campaign project that highlights the problem of tech-related violence against women, together with research and solutions from different parts of the world. Take Back the Tech! leads several campaigns at various points in the year, but its biggest annual campaign takes place during the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence (25 November to 10 December). For more information, visit the Take Back the Tech website.

 



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