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Diversity in FabLabs: Culture, Role Models and the Gendering of Making.

Section: Technology and Knowledge

Diversity and inclusion in the technology sector is increasingly debated , specially in the context of equal opportunities for all and a shortage of experts in many tech related industries. The need to be more inclusive can refer to different age groups, people with diverse culturally and linguistically backgrounds or gender. All in all, ethnic, gender and socioeconomic diversity is not yet at the forefront of fabrication laboratories (FabLabs) agendas for change. This paper aims to contribute to the discussion of diversity and inclusion by primarily elaborating gender relations in FabLabs 

Authors: Unterfrauner, E., Voigt , C.

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Category: Proceedings

Publication Date: 2017

Procurement: Online (download)