Can humanitarian actors play a more intentional role in designing just and equitable digital futures? Could we, in fact, design worlds that don’t imagine some figures, particularly populations that we serve in the global south, to merely be passive beneficiaries and outside of the borders of expertise we seek? Instead of looking at digital governance in terms of control, weaving in feminist and decolonial approaches might help liberate our digital futures so that it is a space of safety and of humanity, and through this design new forms of digital humanism.
Anasuya Sengupta, Sabelo Mhlambi, Andrew Zolli, and Aarathi Krishnan discuss how humanitarian actors can play a more intentional role in designing just and equitable digital futures.
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Anasuya Sengupta at the Foresight and Decolonial Humanitarian Tech Ethics Series
Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society | May 7, 2021