HCI, politics and the city: engaging with urban grassroots movements for reflection and action

S. Kuznetsov, W.T. Odom, V. Moulder, C. DiSalvo, T. Hirsch, R.L. Wakkary, E. Paulus

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Abstract

Grassroots initiatives enable communities of stakeholders to transform urban landscapes and impact broader political and cultural trajectories. In this two-day workshop, we present opportunities to engage HCI research with activist communities in Vancouver, the city hosting CHI'11. Working directly with local activist organizations, we explore the processes, materials, challenges, and goals of grassroots communities. Our bottom-up approach, including explorations of urban spaces and activist headquarters, participatory design sessions, reflection, critique and creative design of political artifacts will bring together a diverse group of HCI researchers, activists and artists. The workshop will result in concrete strategies for bottom-up activism and serve to inform the design of future interactive systems in the domain of political computing.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationExtended abstracts on human factors in computing systems (CHI EA '11)
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
Pages2409-2412
ISBN (Print)978-1-4503-0268-5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes
Event29th Annual ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2011) - Vancouver, Canada
Duration: 7 May 201112 May 2011
Conference number: 29
http://www.chi2011.org/

Conference

Conference29th Annual ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2011)
Abbreviated titleCHI 2011
CountryCanada
CityVancouver
Period7/05/1112/05/11
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