Gender Matters: Innovation through Intersectionality
Date and time
Thursday, 7 November 2019, 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Embassy of Canada
Leipziger Platz 17
Organisers and moderators
Dr. Susanne Luhmann and Dr. Sabine Hark
Large-scale social and technological developments, such as the current global refugee crisis, climate change, artificial intelligence and machine learning to name a few, are often framed in terms of the broad challenges they pose for humanity. However, such an approach glosses over the fact that different populations are very differently affected by these developments.
Successful research and innovation require attending to the effects of social differences: How do we develop new technologies that don’t merely reproduce and amplify current sexist and racist biases? How do we ensure that climate change will not further deepen the existing gendered inequalities between the global north and the global south? And also: How do migration policies shape who counts as eligible? How do gender, race, and class influence how we think about sleep?
Gender Matters / Geschlechterfragen brings together a panel of German and Canadian researchers from across a range of disciplines. Drawing upon case studies from their research, these experts will demonstrate the pivotal role that intersectional gender research and training play in enhancing equality, equity, and innovation for the global good.