Saturday, May 24, 2014, 8:00-9:00pm
OCAD University, Room 230
100 McCaul St., Toronto, Ontario
Stephen Keats (Berlin)
Heather Leson (Toronto)
Included in the Places booklet of the Critical Making Zine produced by Garnet Hertz in 2012, there was a proposal to consider Juba, the capital of the recently independent state of South Sudan as “The World’s First Open Source City.” The proposal, focusing on the role that FOSS, DIY and Open Culture can play in a post-conflict development scenario has since taken root as multi-sector and cross-disciplinary attempt at fusing many aspects of critical making. This discussion will explore how citizen-oriented, hacktivist and open culture oriented forms of action are needed to support the voices of youth and civil society emerging from such crises.