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Gender, Science and Technology

In architecture and built space, centuries of gendered power structures of patriarchal and heteronormative politics, economics and culture are manifested. The same holds true for other sectors like education, mobility, AI, health care or ecology. Urgent claims for a sustainable system change demand breaking down patriarchal and discriminatory structures and remodelling a gender-just inclusive society.

We are interested in contributions that on the one hand present intersectional analysis based on critical race theory, disability studies, critical diversity and queer-feminist STS. On the other hand we appreciate empirical experiences of good practice approaches aiming at, e.g., building gender inclusivity in academia and R&I focusing on intersectional perspectives, diversifying STEM education, developing gendered innovations, implementing participatory designs to cope with the above-mentioned pressing societal issues.

STS scholars are encouraged to submit papers, posters, or other innovative formats to discuss past, present and future STS-related gender issues from intersectional, inter-disciplinary perspectives. Connections to other thematic fields of the conference are highly welcome (climate crises, digitalization, mobility, life sciences, sustainable food systems, etc.).