What if?.. : Fabulating African HCI Futures within the Veil of HCI

Lazem, Shaimaa and Adamu, Muhammad Sadi and Abdrabou, Yasmeen and Muashekele, Chris and Erete, Sheena and Thomas, Jakita and Mthoko, Hafeni and Winschiers-Teophilus, Heike and Bidwell, Nicola and Sakpere, Aderonke and Peters, Anicia (2024) What if?.. : Fabulating African HCI Futures within the Veil of HCI. In: Proceedings of the 4th African Human Computer Interaction Conference, AfriCHI 2023 :. ACM International Conference Proceeding Series . ACM, New York, pp. 295-299. ISBN 9798400708879

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This workshop aims to bring together researchers and practitioners (African and otherwise) engaging with diverse communities and industries to discuss the geopolitics of knowledge production in computing research and design. Our proposal builds on existing works that have explored the modalities of the knowledge economy - particularly as knowledge is created, legitimized, and circulated as objective truth via the exercise of power. For example, engaging indigenous communities in conferences and knowledge fairs have sought to challenge disciplinary silos and boundaries imposed on non-Western academics and practitioners. This workshop, as a platform for interaction and discussion with no “sage on the stage”, is the first of its kind within AfriCHI and it seeks to explore and promote more subtle discussions about HCI knowledge production and dissemination practices.

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