We are kicking off with the first event of our term through the Decolonising Science Reading Group.
We aim to analyse the narratives we tell about science - how it is often presented as a Western/Eurocentric project recently brought to non-Western communities (and often used as a tool in colonialist projects). We aim to deconstruct these narratives and focus on ways that other communities in the globe have been instrumental in creating science, so we can extract science from the colonialist project and create a more mindful and critical picture.
The readings will include feminist and intersectional critiques/analyses of science and of its structure and aims. We plan to hold these sessions every fortnight.
The first session will be on the following article:
Has Feminism Changed Physics? by Amy Bug. Available at: http://www.journals.uchicago.edu/doi/full/10.1086/345323
Location: Orange boardroom, Maxwell Centre (directions below)
This group is open to everyone interested in discussing and learning about these issues. You don’t need to know anything about any of these things beforehand, we will all learn together! During the year we will also try and invite speakers on the subject the readings will include feminist and intersectional critiques/analyses of science and of its structure and aims. If you want to find out more, check out more info on decolonising science here.
Hope to see you there!
(Directions to the Orange Boardroom:
If you enter the Maxwell Centre from JJ Thompson Ave- and are standing in the lobby on the same level as the reception desk--head up the stairs and straight to the back of the building (the east side), and you'll run into a room with all orange walls!)