Making Intentional Spaces for Dialogue

The question of surveillance technology specifically and digital governance policies more broadly require the engagement of multiple stakeholders: the general public, government authorities (often from multiple levels, such as local and federal offices), and the private sector. Unfortunately, members of these stakeholder groups rarely have opportunity for intentional, honest dialogue together.

We work with representatives of each of these stakeholder groups to create opportunities for them to meet and hold conversation. However, our conversation spaces aren’t simply roundtables or conferences.  We’ve found that adding creative elements of engagement can lead to more fruitful and generative dialogue. An intentional space for conversation may take the form of a research workshop, a city tour led by youth, a gallery opening, and more.

#EdgelandsMaps: Mapping Spaces of Security and Surveillance

A reproducible workshop format to jointly understand the concepts of security and surveillance, from the perceptions, imaginaries, and own experiences.

Social Lab Mi Sangre

Te Estamos Grabando was a social laboratory organized by Fundación Mi Sangre and the Edgelands Institute. It brought together different actors of society to talk about security, surveillance and technology.

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