Manifest

una investigació que sorgeix del desig d'elucidar certes preguntes per tal de transformar la recerca en una reserva de coneixements útils per a les persones preocupades per les desigualtats entre gèneres i, també, per les persones orientades a la transformació social i política

un espai per repensar la tecnologia i les seves representacions, la seva vinculació amb el cos i les subjectivitats i la seva relació amb les noves formes de producció, de treball, d'afectes, identitats, coneixements, desitjos, sentiments, accions...

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Author for Primer: FOSS Disaster Management Duration: 6 months Background On December 26, 2005, the countries of Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Thailand were severely hit by a tsunami that killed almost 500,000 people. In the Philippines, landslides during the rainy season have become regular fare because of the denuding of the forests. Indeed, the Asia–Pacific region rests on a disaster-prone part of the Earth. The region contains many of the volcanoes in what is called the Ring-of-Fire and is often in the path of the storms that emanate from the Pacific Ocean. All these natural and man-made calamities contribute to the slowing of economic growth which delay national and regional progress. As developing countries in the region grapple with their economic problems, they also have to contend with the natural disasters that regularly affect the region. This paper examines how FOSS – namely, open standards, open source software, and open content can help address the many issues disasters bring into the Asia Pacific region. In times of disaster (and even in the period preceding), open standards, open software, and open content are life-saving concepts. For this paper, the term disaster management encompasses the spectrum from disaster prevention, mitigation, up to rehabilitation. Open Standards Often, the problems during disaster are resource management and allocation. As foreign aid arrives, it becomes a logistical challenge to manage all the resources that start pouring into the devastated area. Sometimes, the problem is not lack of resources but the lack of a system to distribute them or to match supply with demand. There is also a dearth of knowledge-bases in times of disaster. Without relevant and timely knowledge, rescue workers have no idea how the resources should be distributed in an equitable and efficient way. An open standard for disaster data systems may open up the possibilities of quick access to knowledge in times of disaster.

2007 NOMINEES SOUGHT
Deadline: April 15

The Gender and Disaster Network and the Natural Hazards Center invite nominations of those who should be recognized for their efforts to advance gender-sensitive policy, practice, or research in the areas of disaster risk reduction. Established in 2002, the Mary Fran Myers Award recognizes that vulnerability to disasters and mass emergencies is influenced by social, cultural, and economic structures that marginalize women and girls, and may also expose boys and men to harm. The award was so named to recognize Myers’ sustained efforts as Co-Director of the Natural Hazards Center to launch a worldwide network promoting women’s opportunities in disaster-related professions and supporting research on gender issues, disasters, emergency management, and higher education.

Por tercer año consecutivo Ciudad de Mujeres convoca su Exposición virtual “Mujeres vistas por mujeres: una mirada de género” con motivo del Día Internacional de la Mujer.

Cuando iniciamos este proyecto con el objetivo de mostrar, a través de una serie de imágenes fotográficas captadas por las mujeres, la visión que éstas tienen de su género, de su ser y estar mujeres, no pensábamos en que la acogida y el entusiasmo demostrado sería el que ha sido ni que de un año para otro la participación se duplicaría.

NextGENDERation @ WORK
(in London)

clocking in: /feminist materialism/

an activist meeting to discuss the uses of feminist materialism in our struggles and passions

Wednesday, February 14th 2007 * 7pm
London Action Resource Centre (LARC)
62 Fieldgate Street
Whitechapel E1
an email with some input and questions for discussion to be circulated
in the next few days .... please spread the word, and hope to see you there!

Contacts:
Giulia Garofalo -- gagiulia@yahoo.it
Alexandra Zavos -- azavos@otenet.gr

¡Conectadas por una red libre de violencia!

10th International Interdisciplinary Congress on Women
New Frontiers: Dares and Advancements
Equality: No Utopia
Universidad Complutense de Madrid. 3 - 9 July, 2008

Gender & Development is an activist-oriented journal, published by Oxfam GB. It is read – and written – by development policy makers, researchers, and feminist activists, in over 90 countries. The journal aims to share learning and insights from people who have experience of development work and who are keen to share their insights with others.

Madrid
8, 9, 10, 11th may 2007
http://www.artechmedia.net

Calling on all creatives of the world to participate.
Submissions will be accepted from the following categories:

A
- Video art
- Net-art
- 2D &  3D Computer Animation
- Blog, videoblog
- Creation for mobile  platforms
- Digital Music

B
- Digital Communities
- Geospatial  storytelling