12.00 - 13.00, Friday 29th April 2016
Anatomy Lecture Theatre - Level 6, King's College London
This session is part of the Creativeworks London Festival. A full list of CWL Festival sessions can be found here.
Through the Knowledge Exchange Programme at Creativeworks London, an interesting situation has been quietly unfolding with 62% of those awarded research collaborations being women led and many projects focussing on developments in digital thinking, products or projects. This session will open a timely discussion on gender, collaborations and digital thinking.
It sets out to enquire what we might be able to deduce from our figures and outputs, given the persistence of narrative about the lack of women in digital. Do collaborative projects plays particularly well to women’s strengths and/or interests? Do value system that champions and supports social and cultural outputs and innovations operate differently in terms of who takes up opportunities? If more women are taking up research posts in disciplines which have digital thinking central to their concerns, what affects, in turn, is that likely to have on who collaborates with who? Might there be ideas emerging from the Creativeworks London ‘effect’ that innovations agencies and others tasked with supporting developments in digital thinking and innovation might be able to borrow from our approaches and results?
Chair: Sara Jones (Cass Business School, City University London)
Speakers: Ghislaine Boddington (Body>Data>Space), Ruth Catlow (Furtherfield), Lydia Fraser-Ward (Fantasy High Street) and Roberta Communian (King’s College London).
Evelyn Wilson, Creativeworks London and The Culture Capital Exchange