"We come together as one...and hope for solidarity to live on": On designing technologies for activism and the commemoration of lost lives

Angelika Strohmayer, Janis Meissner, Alexander Wilson, Sarah Charlton, Laura Mcintyre

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Abstract

On the International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers (IDEVASW), sex worker rights advocates and support services commemorate lives lost due to violence. In this paper we describe and reflect on a Feminist Participatory Action Research project that supported the activities of IDEVASW over two years in North East England. Working alongside a charity that provides services to women who are sex workers or have experienced sexual exploitation, we co-organised the first activist march on the day. As researchers and service providers, we present detailed reflections on the use of digital technologies during the public activist march, a private service for commemoration, and the development of a semi-public archive to collect experiences of the day. We develop three implications for the design of digital technologies for activism and the commemoration of lost lives: as catalysts for reflection and opportunities to layer experience.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDIS 2020 - Proceedings of the 2020 ACM Designing Interactive Systems Conference
Subtitle of host publicationMore than human centred design
PublisherACM
Pages87-100
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9781450369749
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 3 Jul 2020
EventDIS2020: Designing Interactive Systems 2020: More than Human Centred Design - Eindhoven, Netherlands
Duration: 6 Jul 202010 Jul 2020
https://dis.acm.org/2020/

Publication series

NameDIS 2020 - Proceedings of the 2020 ACM Designing Interactive Systems Conference

Conference

ConferenceDIS2020: Designing Interactive Systems 2020
Abbreviated titleDIS
CountryNetherlands
CityEindhoven
Period6/07/2010/07/20
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