Adele Vrana

Adele Vrana is Co-Director of Whose Knowledge?. Adele has led business development and partnerships initiatives to help build a more plural and diverse communities in her native country of Brazil and globally.

Adele Vrana's Blog Posts

For an Internet Where We Can Tell Our Own Stories

Posted February 11, 2019 by Adele Vrana

Is the first episode of a series of podcasts featuring interviews with some Decolonizing the Internet Conference attendees. Our guest today is Maame Akua Kyerewaa Marfo, who shares with us what a decolonized internet looks like to her. Find out much more by listening to this 9-min interview.
Marielle Franco speaking in 2016

Marielle Franco speaking in 2016. Image by Mídia Ninja, CC-BY SA 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons

The Life and Death of Marielle Franco on Wikipedia

Posted March 26, 2018 by Adele Vrana

Marielle Franco was a remarkable black queer Brazilian woman, mother, young politician and human rights advocate. Unfortunately, it was only her murder that made Marielle finally notable enough to be included in Wikipedia. Inspiring women like Marielle deserve to be seen in life as well as death.

Image by Chris Snelling, CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons

Decolonizing the Internet conference

Posted February 27, 2018 by Anasuya Sengupta

We are hosting the first ever convening on centering marginalized knowledges online - in July 2018, Cape Town, South Africa! 75% of those online are from the global South, but hardly represented on the internet. We are bringing together community organizers, technologists, scholars, artists, Wikimedians and others, to build more awareness, allies, and joint action plans.