Can ICTs contribute to transforming the fundamental relationships of power and privilege that constrain development? What changes to development practice are required to enable the effective use of ICT by marginalised people in authoring and actualising their own development? Can people use ICTs to build critical consciousness and political agency?
These are difficult questions, that need to be asked and discussed. They are hard, and not so easy to, let say, find a “proper response”, but they still need to be asked, and we do need to try to get some response!
Together with my colleague and friend, Tony Roberts, we are organising an Open Session at ICTD 2013 Cape Town. It is called Appropriating ICTs for Developing Critical Consciousness and Structural Social Change.
If you oppose to our ideas or support them, or simply if you are curious, please join us this Tuesday 10th, at 9.00am, at Kramer Building, room 4A.
To know a little bit more about this session, please continue reading. The text below is the full description of the session. Sigue leyendo