I lead an ongoing 14-week feminist technoscience salon with Humanities 101 (Hum) at the University of British Columbia in partnership with VPL nə́c̓aʔmat ct Strathcona Branch. Hum is a free, university-level program attended by low-income residents of Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside/South. Over four months, we read and riff on STS methods, STS-inflected cultural and medical anthropology, multispecies ethnography, critical disability studies and queer/trans studies, Indigenous technoscience, and anticolonial approaches to natural and social sciences. Participants include residential school survivors, ESL learners, and people living with trauma and disability—together, we come to each week’s text already attuned to how our bodies and worlds are ongoingly and often violently imbricated in Western technoscientific knowledge spaces and the institutions that maintain them.
Doing STS: A Hum Public Program
Wednesdays, 6 to 8pm
Nellie Yip Quong Room, VPL
nə́c̓aʔmat ct Strathcona Branch