Feminist Futures Helsinki
Feminist Futures Helsinki (FFH) is a hackathon which builds on feminist theories of power, emotion and intersectionality, to imagine alternative futures for the Finnish society. It is a space for creativity and radical ideas, where everyone is welcome.
This hackathon was inspired by, and will run in parallel with Our Feminist Futures, organised by the “Make the Breast Pump Not Suck!” collaborative and supported by MIT.
The hackathon will run from May 15th to May 31st and will have four tracks for which the participants will imagine alternative futures and receive mentoring from our partner organisations. These tracks will focus on topics such as health, community, relationships to nature, technology and representation.
Visit our website: https://feministfutureshelsinki.org/
What is it
A HACKATHON FOR SYSTEMIC CHANGE. This past year has made the social and economic divides in society (locally and globally) more evident than ever. This hackathon challenges the notion that complex, societal issues can be fixed by simple technology. Feminism asks us to analyse and challenge institutionalised power, to embrace emotion and to think beyond binary structures - and that is what we want to do with this hackathon.
Who are we - A CI initiative
This team originated from the intersection of the Critical AI & Data Justice in Society Aalto course and the Crisis Interrogatives Transdisciplinary Research Collective. We are a team with diverse experience in hackathon facilitation, communication, design, and experience in and connection with a large number of local grassroots organisations.
The hackathon consists of workshops, talks, social events, and teamwork. It is a space to be curious, to play, to prototype and to learn together and from each other, as well as from local grassroots organisations. Traditionally, hackathons are pretty tech-heavy but we aim for our hackathon to be more inclusive of alternative solutions, art, community engagement and systemic thinking
Who is it for?
“NOTHING ABOUT US, WITHOUT US”. We believe that the people who will be most impacted by the design, should be leading the process. Therefore we hope to engage people who are directly impacted by the topics of the hackathon and who are often underrepresented in decision making.