GRASSROOTS TECHNOLOGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE


From 2014 to 2017, I worked closely with several collectives committed to open design, citizen science, and DIY making as methods to democratize citizen participation in state procedures and environmental sustainability in Indonesia. Based on this work, I draw out theoretical implications for how we might conceive of resistance, i.e. resistance that challenges large-scale technocratic interventions, and universal countercultural movements, in favor of diverse meanings of justice and their specificity to transnational concerns.

Selected Outputs:

Avle, Seyram, Cindy Lin, Jean Hardy and Silvia Lindtner. “Scaling Techno-Optimistic Visions.” In Engaging Science, Technology and Society 6 (2020): 237-254.

Lindtner, Silvia, and Cindy Lin. "Making and its promises." CoDesign 13, no. 2 (2017): 70-82.

Lin, Cindy, and Silvia Lindtner. "Legitimacy, boundary objects & participation in transnational DIY biology." In Proceedings of the 14th Participatory Design Conference: Full papers-Volume 1, 171-180. ACM, 2016.

Dolejšová, Markéta, and Cindy Lin Kaiying. "Squat & Grow: Designing Smart Human-Food Interactions in Singapore." In Proceedings of the SEACHI 2016 on Smart Cities for Better Living with HCI and UX, 24-27. ACM, 2016.