Even in the digital space, the public is not experienced in the same way by everybody:Racially distorted algorithms and search results, language translation programs that are subject to bias or stereotypes and much more.
Intersectional feminist net politics criticizes these discriminatory structures and creates awareness and sensitization for the existing unequal conditions in the digital space, which are closely intertwined with real life. The panel discussion deals with the question of creating a counter-public. In recent years, hashtags and blogs in particular have proven to be effective tools for feminist actors to use digital media. The focus lies also on large areas of feminist internet politics, such as access to the internet, access to content, copyright and data protection. In the panel discussion international experts and activists will discuss how these existing structures can be deconstructed and replaced by new, progressive and equal systems.
Hopes, hurdles, pitfalls, and triumphs: Italian’s Afro-descendant women reveal their journeys against the backdrop of today’s Italy. Singers, stylists, writers, politicians, and athletes. Their stories are life-affirming and they take place in a multicultural country which they deeply love, but that places them in a confined space of stereotypes and prejudices. This is a kind of heroines’ collective that wants to save Italy from racism.