A Repository of Feminist Search Strategies

H&D and Read-in host a workshop together with Alice Strete – recent graduate of X-PUB (Piet Zwart) about feminist strategies to searching in library catalogs.

Join us in this work session if you want to learn and exchange about the possibilities and challenges of feminist approaches to search, and how they could be applied to concrete contexts such as library catalogs and archives.

The workshop will start with a collective mapping exercise, drawing together different experiences and possibly imaging new feminist strategies to search, followed by a more focussed hands-on session in which we will work in smaller groups, further developing some of the strategies and applying them to concrete contexts and datasets. From paper-prototyping to technical examinations, the goal of the day is to imagine and test out feminist approaches to search and create a collective tool box – a repository for feminist search strategies.

If you want to join send an email to info@hackersanddesigners.nl

Saturday

@H&D studio, Amsterdam

10.30: Coffee and tea * Intro: Background of the project from Read-in, H&D and X-Pubs points of view

11:30: Collective mapping

13.00: Lunch

14:00: Working in smaller groups * Paper prototyping * Technical examination of the concepts:

17.00 Wrap up