The Nenek Project 2015
Proyek Nenek

The Nenek Project is a transnational collaboration between Stefanie Wuschitz, Cindy Lin and citizen lab, Lifepatch in Yogyakarta, Indonesia to encapsulate elderly women's ways of experiencing, understanding and doing science and technology. This project focuses on the mothers of lifepatch geeks, a choice largely influenced by our curiosity of the genealogy of citizen science initiatives, grassroots activism and alternative spaces in Indonesia.

The potential outputs of this project are thick narratives from elderly women, a Mobile Phone application, a springboard to discuss access to hacker culture cross-culturally and an examination of the novelty of hacking in Indonesia.

The duration of this project is from December 2014 to March 2015.

Lifepatch is a citizen lab and initiative invested in melding art, science and technology to produce creative and innovative applications in Yogyakarta, Indonesia.

Stefanie Wuschitz works at the intersection of research, art and technology, with a particular focus on feminist hacking, peer production and grassroots community formation. She graduated with an MFA in 2006. 2008 she completed her Masters at the Interactive Telecommunication Program at TISCH School of the arts at NYU and became Digital Art Fellow at Umeå university in Sweden. 2009 she founded the feminist hackerspace Miss Baltazar's Laboratory in Vienna, encouraging technology that is developed from a female perspective. In 2014 she finished her P.h.D. with the title “Feminist Hackerspaces. A Research on Feminist Space Collectives in Open Culture” at the University of Technology, Vienna.

The Nenek Project logo is designed by Adhari Donora/Antirender

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