Aarhus University Seal

Understanding, Promoting, and Designing for Sustainable Appropriation of Technologies by Grassroots Communities. Towards a new wave of technological activism: Sustainable Appropriation of Technologies by Grassroots Communities

Research output: Contribution to book/anthology/report/proceedingArticle in proceedingsResearchpeer-review


  • bodker

    Other version, 414 KB, PDF document


  • Maurizio Teli, Aalborg University
  • ,
  • Chiara Rossitto, Stockholm University
  • ,
  • Myriam Lewkowicz, Universite de Technologie de Troyes
  • ,
  • Susanne Bødker

Technological development and adoption are characterized by historical waves, reflecting both technical advancements and social transformations in mutually constitutive relation. Today, we are in the middle of another of these waves characterized, for instance, by the widespread focus on AI and other emerging technologies. In this context, activists and designers are constructively appropriating these emerging technologies, thus showing how socio-technical aspects of technological design, development, and implementation, contribute to ongoing transformations of power relations, life conditions, and our collective future. This workshop aims at bringing together CandT researchers and practitioners interested in understanding, promoting, and designing forms of sustainable appropriation of contemporary technologies by grassroots communities. With sustainable appropriation, we refer to a wider concept of sustainability including ecological and social aspects, as presented for example in the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationC&T '21: Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Communities & Technologies - Wicked Problems in the Age of Tech
Number of pages4
Place of publicationNew York
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Publication yearJun 2021
ISBN (print)9781450390569
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2021
EventC&T '21: Communities & Technologies 2021 - Virtual, Online, United States
Duration: 20 Jun 202125 Jun 2021
Conference number: 10


ConferenceC&T '21: Communities & Technologies 2021
LandUnited States
ByVirtual, Online
SeriesACM International Conference Proceeding Series

    Research areas

  • Appropriation, Emerging Technologies, Grassroots, Sustainability

See relations at Aarhus University Citationformats

Download statistics

No data available

ID: 222622860