|09:00 – 09:30||Introduction|
|09:30 – 10:30||Morning Keynote|
|10:30 – 11:00||Coffee break|
|11:00 – 12:30||Working Groups|
|12:30 – 13:30||Lunch break|
|13:30 – 15:00||Activist Practice Lab|
|15:00 – 15:30||Coffee Break|
|15:30 – 17:00||Next Steps|
Introduction by organizers and an ice breaker activity
After a few opening words by the organizers and a round of brief self-introductions, we will discuss participants’ responses to the survey. The aim of discussing the results
of the survey in the beginning of the workshop is threefold: (1) it will provide a general frame of reference for the activities that will follow; (2) by making explicit the diversity of positions in the general area of “activism and HCI,” we want to facilitate participants’ engagement in dialogue with people having different opinions; (3) it will help the participants identify likely minded people and thus support small-group and general discussions during the workshop.
To encourage a lively discussion and provide everyone exposure to the guest speaker, an interactive dialogue keynote will be held in the morning. Organizers will identify common themes across position statements and survey results. The keynote speaker will have an opportunity to examine these common themes before the dialogue to prepare responses. The talk will conclude with a set of provocations that seed the working group discussions immediately following the keynote.
Working Groups and Report
Participants will then break up into small groups to work on the provocations provided by the keynote speaker, on issues such as the following: 1) What is are the roles of HCI research to highlight or to change the undesirable and/or oppressive systems we encounter or inadvertently reproduce through our work? 2) How do we engage in practices of design for effective activism? With whom do we design and how are appropriate outputs determined? 3) How might we consider “fit” between design methods that are honed in corporate and university environments, and the needs of social justice movements? What kinds of analytic innovation might we need to address these issues? 4) What types of stories do we tell about activist and interventionist work in HCI? Who tells those stories and who has the opportunity to hear and comment on them?
To ensure continuity but to also add some levity to the activities, small groups will continue discussion based on the questions and problems outlined in the morning session. Participants will be encouraged to talk about their experiences with activism and how their research intersects with it.
Activist Practice Lab
Immediately after lunch, the expert in effective contemporary activism will lead a series of hands-on activities on direct action.
Next Steps, Closing and Post-Workshop Plans
The workshop will wrap up with a session integrating the keynote speaker dialogue, position statements, provocations, working group outcomes, and lesson learned from the practice lab to outline a plan for the future beyond the workshop, including various workshop result dissemination pathways. We will also explore the possibility of developing a special interest group within SIGCHI to continue and sustain further engagement.