Decolonizing HCI Across Borders

HCI Across Borders

May 8, 2021
9:00am — 1:00pm ET

CHI 2021 Conference Workshop

About HCI Across Borders (http://www.hcixb.org)

The HCI Across Borders (HCIxB) symposium at CHI (initially held as the Development Consortium at CHI 2016, then as a symposium 2017-2019) has evolved into a critical collaborative effort to bring together researchers working in and across under-represented contexts around the world. Our mission has been to foster community across geographies, backgrounds, methodologies, and other borders. To achieve this, we have explored building bridges with the larger HCI community and creating concrete mentorship opportunities for supporting HCIxB researchers in publishing at impactful venues such as CHI.

Theme for 2020: Decoloniality 

For 2021, we expect to regroup to reflect on ‘decolonial’ thinking in our research and education across borders. Through our discussions, we hope to recognize the borders that coloniality has created in computing, design, and education. Our focus on decoloniality draws on our endeavors to sustain this tradition of supporting collaborations in HCI across borders and reflecting on new ways to adapt HCI to broader audiences to create pluriversal knowledge. We expect our workshop session at CHI 2021 to branch into a series of virtual workshops that will continue conversations on decoloniality and other themes that are relevant to borders in HCI, from the perspectives of students, practitioners, educators, early career researchers, etc. through the year. 

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