Elderly Women Make!: Increasing Diversity in Maker Culture

October 19, 2016
2:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Hall C

Track: ACM SRC
Type: Posters
Level: All

In ‘The Nenek Project’, we explored how DIY maker culture came into being in Indonesia. This project aimed to account for less dominant histories of DIY making by offering culturally and historically situated practices of elderly women - mothers of DIY hackers and technologists. Through ethnography, workshops and an exhibition, I demonstrate elderly women’s alternative approaches to DIY making.


, PhD Student, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, School of Information