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Olofsdotter Bergström, A. & Elovaara, P. (2017). 8 women 8 rules. In: Alves, Luis M; Alves, P y García García, F (Ed.), Libro de Actas V Congresso Internacional Cidades Criativas: . Paper presented at ACTAS ICONO 14 – V Congresso Internacional Cidades Criativas, Porto-Portugal (pp. 525-526). Porto: ICONO14.
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2017 (English)In: Libro de Actas V Congresso Internacional Cidades Criativas / [ed] Alves, Luis M; Alves, P y García García, F, Porto: ICONO14 , 2017, p. 525-526Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

8 women in a dark Nordic winter forest, playing around with flashlights, accompanied by the echoing of a world famous Arabic singer from their mobile phones-

what has this to do with creative and playful cities?

 

This forest expedition was a part of a non-traditional participatory research and action project from southeastern Sweden. The project provides the empirical material for our reflective story. The overall aim of the project was to investigate, through playful explorations, how a diverse group of women can transform for us unfamiliar places, both concerning geographical, cultural, social aspects, and also how places in themselves can transform people. Ultimately the project also challenged the notion of citizenship not as a legal term but as an active and ongoing becoming. The core group of the project was created by academic scholars, municipality and a number of female immigrants from Syria.

 

When we started to plan the project we were in need of theoretical guides that could support us in our playfulness, without losing the critical and situated understanding of our trajectory and hence we identified some key concepts provided by our epistemological companions, such as:  caring (de la Bellacasa, 2012), touching/becoming (de la Bellacasa, 2009), messiness (Law, 2004). To meet up these approaches we had to rely on and develop methods that could enable the exploratory playfulness; therefore, we turned to the artistic movements of Situationists and Surrealists.

 

These choices demanded a sensitive awareness towards ourselves, each other and the places. We locate this project as a transdisciplinary framework of site-specific games, participatory design and feminist research.

Abstract [es]

8 mujeres jugando con linternas en un oscuro e invernal bosque Nórdico, acompañadas por los ecos en sus celulares de una cantante árabe mundialmente famoso -

Qué tiene que ver esto con ciudades creativas y divertidas?

 

Ésta expedición al bosque fue parte de un proyecto no tradicional de investigación-acción participativa en el sud-este Sueco. El proyecto proporcionó el material empírico para nuestra historia reflexiva. El objetivo general del proyecto fue investigar, a partir de divertidas exploraciones, cómo un grupo diverso de mujeres pueden transformar para nosotros lugares desconocidos, por un lado sobre los aspectos geográficos, culturales y sociales, y por otro sobre cómo lugares por si mismos pueden transformar a las personas. En el fondo el proyecto también desafió la noción de ciudadanía, no como un término legal, sino como un activo y continuo "llegar a ser". El equipo central del proyecto estuvo conformado por académicos, agentes de la municipalidad, y un grupo de mujeres inmigrantes Sirias.

 

Cuando comenzamos a planificar el proyecto tuvimos la necesidad de referentes teóricos que pudieran apoyarnos en nuestra diversión "playfulness", sin perder el entendimiento crítico y situado de nuestra trayectoria. Así pues, identificamos algunos conceptos clave provistos por nuestras acompañantes epistemológicas, tales como: cuidado "caring" (de la Bellacasa, 2012), tocar-sentir/llegar a ser "touching/becoming" (de la Bellacasa, 2009), desorden "messiness" (Law, 2004). Para encontrarnos con estos enfoques hemos usado y desarrollado métodos que pudieran facilitarnos una exploración divertida "the exploratory playfulness"; por lo tanto nos inclinamos hacia los artísticos movimientos de Situacionistas y Surrealistas.    

 

Estas elecciones demandaron una conciencia sensible de nosotras mismas, de cada una y de los lugares. Nosotras localizamos este proyecto como un marco transdisciplinario de juegos geolocalizados "site specific games", diseño participativo e investigación feminista.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Porto: ICONO14, 2017
Keyword
site-specific games, playfulness, caring, touching, juegos geolocalizados, diversión, cuidado, tocar
National Category
Engineering and Technology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:bth-15723 (URN)978-84-940289-8-4 (ISBN)
Conference
ACTAS ICONO 14 – V Congresso Internacional Cidades Criativas, Porto-Portugal
Available from: 2018-01-08 Created: 2018-01-08 Last updated: 2018-01-08Bibliographically approved
Elovaara, P., Gustavsson, K., Hallgren, E., Paxling, L. & Trojer, L. (2015). Gender Budgeting, Human Resources, Organisational Culture -Development of Methods. .
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2015 (English)Other (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

GENISLAB, is a four year project (2011 - 2014) within the 7th Framework Programme for research and technology. The aim of the project is to promote organizational change in six European scientific organizations. Each partner develops its own Tailored Action Plan based on three dimensions, Gender Budgeting, Human Resources (HR) Management and Gender and Organisational Culture and Stereotypes. This report presents results of quantitative and qualitative data on Gender Budgeting and HR management as well as comments on organizational culture.

Keyword
Gender Budgeting, Human Resources Management, Gender and Organizational Culture and Stereotypes
National Category
Gender Studies Media and Communications
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:bth-6408 (URN)oai:bth.se:forskinfoCC3B40B934492FF1C1257DF6002B5068 (Local ID)978-91-7295-967-5 (ISBN)oai:bth.se:forskinfoCC3B40B934492FF1C1257DF6002B5068 (Archive number)oai:bth.se:forskinfoCC3B40B934492FF1C1257DF6002B5068 (OAI)
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Available from: 2015-02-24 Created: 2015-02-24 Last updated: 2016-09-05Bibliographically approved
Björkman, J., Elovaara, P., Fredriksson, E., Stille, B. & Sutter, B. (2012). FoU vid MAM (3). I närkamp med "tredje uppgiften".. .
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2012 (English)Report (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Ur förordet: Högskolans ”tredje uppgift” är att samverka med aktörer utanför högskolan och göra det som ett nytt sätt att bedriva undervisning och forskning och inte som någon extra pålagd vid-sidan-uppgift. De tre artiklarna i detta nummer av FoU vid MAM har vi samlat under titeln I närkamp med den ”tredje uppgiften”. De är exempel på hur samverkan med utomakademiska aktörer kan se ut i praktiken. Denna praktik är förstås olikartad. Här i förordet lyfter jag fram två teman i artiklarna. Ett tema är vad för slags samverkan det är fråga om. Det andra temat är att samverkan kan vara konfliktfylld. Sammantaget säger dessa teman något viktigt om samverkansuppgiften: Vilka samhällsaktörer är inblandade och hur ska de olika intressen de representerar hanteras produktivt när nya utvecklingsgrupperingar skapas i FoU-arbetet?

Series
Blekinge Tekniska Högskola Forskningsrapport, ISSN 1103-1581 ; 5
Keyword
Högskolan, Tredje uppgiften
National Category
Business Administration Pedagogy
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:bth-00536 (URN)oai:bth.se:forskinfoC47CFE08616E3390C1257A610040CBED (Local ID)oai:bth.se:forskinfoC47CFE08616E3390C1257A610040CBED (Archive number)oai:bth.se:forskinfoC47CFE08616E3390C1257A610040CBED (OAI)
External cooperation:
Available from: 2012-09-25 Created: 2012-08-21 Last updated: 2016-09-06Bibliographically approved
Elovaara, P. (2012). Ordering Messiness? – Diffracting an ICT-Project in Rwanda. In: Wamala, Caroline (Ed.), Empowering Women Through ICT: (pp. 45-54). Stockholm: Spider - The Swedish Program for ICT in Developing Regions.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Ordering Messiness? – Diffracting an ICT-Project in Rwanda
2012 (English)In: Empowering Women Through ICT / [ed] Wamala, Caroline, Stockholm: Spider - The Swedish Program for ICT in Developing Regions , 2012, p. 45-54Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Spider - The Swedish Program for ICT in Developing Regions, 2012
Keyword
feminist technoscience, ICT, developing countries, Rwanda
National Category
Gender Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:bth-7312 (URN)oai:bth.se:forskinfoD6C0E9041D250809C12579C50036BE03 (Local ID)978-91-85991-03-7 (ISBN)oai:bth.se:forskinfoD6C0E9041D250809C12579C50036BE03 (Archive number)oai:bth.se:forskinfoD6C0E9041D250809C12579C50036BE03 (OAI)
External cooperation:
Note

Open access: http://www.spidercenter.org/newsroom/news/new-spider-ict4d-publication-empowerin g-women-through-ict

Available from: 2012-09-18 Created: 2012-03-18 Last updated: 2016-09-06Bibliographically approved
Petris, L. d., Elovaara, P. & Hagert, G. (2011). Participation in public: a reflection on the design of controversial things. Paper presented at 8th Scandinavian Workshop on E-government, SWEG 2011. Paper presented at 8th Scandinavian Workshop on E-government, SWEG 2011. Tampere, Finland.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Participation in public: a reflection on the design of controversial things
2011 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Refereed) Published
Alternative title[sv]
Öppet deltagande : en reflektion över design av kontroverser
Abstract [en]

The experiment presented here was conducted within the R&D project X-Ovation, taking place in southeastern Sweden during 2009-2012 and financed by the European Union structural funds. The project owner is a science park and the other project participants are a technical university, a municipality and regional emergency services. The aim of the project is to try to find new ways for dialogue between government and citizens using digital social media and to explore social innovation in municipal services development. The project consist of several smaller activity teams located for example at the public library, the municipal department for business development and the one stop service. The project also initiates own experiments and interventions to explore and investigate possibilities and constraints for multiple ways to communicate within the municipality; mainly focusing on communication between citizens and representatives of the participating municipality. One of the figurations that the project group has adapted is the concept of park bench 2.0. A physical park bench, as an old but still existing symbol for informal meetings in open public spaces, with an idea of a digital open public space; two metaphors and also artifacts which together form an imagined park bench 2.0, aiming to encourage and enhance new forms for informal meetings. Firsthand, the experiment was done to expose different imaginings, expectations and desires on free speech, the public sphere and the dialogue between the public and government. Second, the experiment is a starting point for further exploration on the design of public controversial things, in this context dealing with the politics of artifacts in eGovernment processes and in the interplay between government and the public.

Abstract [sv]

Experimentet som presenteras här har genomförts inom FoU-projektet X-Ovation i sydöstra Sverige under 2009-2012, finansierat av EU:s strukturfond. Projektägaren är en Science Park och de andra projektdeltagarna är en teknisk högskola, en kommun och en regional räddningstjänst. Syftet med projektet är att försöka hitta nya vägar för dialog mellan myndigheter och medborgare via digitala sociala medier och att utforska social innovation i den kommunala serviceutvecklingen. Projektet initierar även egna experiment och interventioner för att utforska och undersöka möjligheter och begränsningar för olika sätt att kommunicera inom kommunen, främst med fokus på kommunikation mellan medborgare och företrädare för den deltagande kommunen. En figuration som projektgruppen har anammat är begreppet parkbänk 2.0. En fysisk parkbänk - en gammal men existerande symbol för informella möten på offentliga platser - kombinerat med en idé om ett digital offentligt rum, två metaforer och artefakter som tillsammans bildar den föreställda parkbänk 2.0. Först och främst gjordes experimentet för att exponera olika föreställningar, förväntningar och önskemål om yttrandefrihet, den offentliga sfären och dialogen mellan det offentliga och kommunen. För det andra är experimentet en utgångspunkt för vidare utforskning i design av offentliga kontroverser, som i denna kontext handlar artefakter och processer i samspelet mellan kommunen och allmänheten.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Tampere, Finland: , 2011
Keyword
design, e-government
National Category
Media and Communications
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:bth-7473 (URN)oai:bth.se:forskinfoF593943A718D357DC12578F4004E9E7F (Local ID)oai:bth.se:forskinfoF593943A718D357DC12578F4004E9E7F (Archive number)oai:bth.se:forskinfoF593943A718D357DC12578F4004E9E7F (OAI)
Conference
8th Scandinavian Workshop on E-government, SWEG 2011
Note
SWEG 2011 - 8th Scandinavian Workshop on E-government, Tampere, Finland, 7-8 februari, 2011Available from: 2012-09-18 Created: 2011-08-22 Last updated: 2015-06-30Bibliographically approved
Mörtberg, C. & Elovaara, P. (2010). Attaching People and Technology: Between E and Government. In: Booth, Shirley; Goodman, Sara; Kirkup, Gill (Ed.), Gender Isssues in Learning and Working with Information Technology: Social Constructs and Cultural Contexts (pp. 83-98). Hershey, New York: Information Science Reference.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Attaching People and Technology: Between E and Government
2010 (English)In: Gender Isssues in Learning and Working with Information Technology: Social Constructs and Cultural Contexts / [ed] Booth, Shirley; Goodman, Sara; Kirkup, Gill, Hershey, New York: Information Science Reference , 2010, p. 83-98Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The Swedish public sector is involved in an overwhelming change process aiming toward creating a good-service society based on information technology. Rationalisation, efficiency and effectiveness are the leading signs in the dominating discourse of Swedish society of today. This discourse is silent about public sector employees, their agencies, their participation, and how the public sector is the dominant labour market for women. Alternative stories of women’s presence in the creation of a good-service society are presented with a focus on performances of gender, skills, learning and technology. The empirical material was collected in municipalities in the south east of Sweden. Methods sensitive to everyday practices in order to create space and time for women and their stories were developed and used. The methodological approaches, feminist technoscience, provide opportunities to move beyond the dominating IT discourses in order to make visible other discourses where women are present.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Hershey, New York: Information Science Reference, 2010
Keyword
ICT, work practices, feminist technoscience, methods, cartography, learning, gender
National Category
Media and Communications Gender Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:bth-7249 (URN)oai:bth.se:forskinfoA198E0990F6AB310C125774A003463F5 (Local ID)978-1-61520-813-5 (ISBN)oai:bth.se:forskinfoA198E0990F6AB310C125774A003463F5 (Archive number)oai:bth.se:forskinfoA198E0990F6AB310C125774A003463F5 (OAI)
Available from: 2012-09-19 Created: 2010-06-22 Last updated: 2015-06-30Bibliographically approved
Elovaara, P. & Mörtberg, C. (2010). Cartographic Mappings – Participative Methods. Paper presented at Participatory Design Conference. Paper presented at Participatory Design Conference. Sydney.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Cartographic Mappings – Participative Methods
2010 (English)Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

In this paper we discuss and reflect on participative methods used in a research project conducted in a south-eastern part of Sweden. With participatory design and feminist science and technology studies as the frame of reference we explore diverse and multiple experiences and knowledge created in work practices. We conclude the article by telling about the method we worked with, which we chose to call cartographies and how the method made visible everyday performances and practices in a municipal administrative office.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Sydney: , 2010
Keyword
cartographies, participative methods, knowing, e-government, participatory design
National Category
Gender Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:bth-7620 (URN)oai:bth.se:forskinfoB76BAB38A1E0113FC125780E004A72C6 (Local ID)oai:bth.se:forskinfoB76BAB38A1E0113FC125780E004A72C6 (Archive number)oai:bth.se:forskinfoB76BAB38A1E0113FC125780E004A72C6 (OAI)
Conference
Participatory Design Conference
Note
The complete title of the conference proceedings: Bødker, Keld, Bratteteig, Tone, Loi, Daria & Robertson, Toni (eds.), Participation :: the Challenge, Proceedings of the Participatory Design Conference 2010Available from: 2012-09-18 Created: 2011-01-04 Last updated: 2015-06-30Bibliographically approved
Mörtberg, C., Stuedahl, D. & Elovaara, P. (2010). Designing for Sustainable Ways of Living with Technologies. In: Wagner, Ina; Bratteteig, Tone; Stuedahl, Dagny (Ed.), Exploring Digital Design: Multi-disciplinary Design Practices (pp. 261-282). London: Springer.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Designing for Sustainable Ways of Living with Technologies
2010 (English)In: Exploring Digital Design: Multi-disciplinary Design Practices / [ed] Wagner, Ina; Bratteteig, Tone; Stuedahl, Dagny, London: Springer , 2010, p. 261-282Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
London: Springer, 2010
Keyword
design, ICT, feminist technoscience, sustainability
National Category
Gender Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:bth-7651 (URN)oai:bth.se:forskinfoE73645127DBAB980C125780D00311C95 (Local ID)978-1-84996-222-3 (ISBN)oai:bth.se:forskinfoE73645127DBAB980C125780D00311C95 (Archive number)oai:bth.se:forskinfoE73645127DBAB980C125780D00311C95 (OAI)
Available from: 2012-09-18 Created: 2011-01-03 Last updated: 2015-06-30Bibliographically approved
Elovaara, P., Sefyrin, J., Öhman, M.-B. & Björkman, C. (Eds.). (2010). Travelling Thoughtfullness: feminist technoscience stories....for Christina. Umeå: Umeå universitet, Institutionen för informatik.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Travelling Thoughtfullness: feminist technoscience stories....for Christina
2010 (English)Collection (editor) (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Umeå: Umeå universitet, Institutionen för informatik, 2010
Keyword
ICT, gender studies, feminist technoscience
National Category
Gender Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:bth-7587 (URN)oai:bth.se:forskinfo7E92596FFD6DE8F2C12578150038CE3C (Local ID)978-91-7459-094-4 (ISBN)oai:bth.se:forskinfo7E92596FFD6DE8F2C12578150038CE3C (Archive number)oai:bth.se:forskinfo7E92596FFD6DE8F2C12578150038CE3C (OAI)
Available from: 2012-09-18 Created: 2011-01-11 Last updated: 2015-06-30Bibliographically approved
Elovaara, P. & Mörtberg, C. (2009). Mellan teknik och människor: kunskap och lärande i den kommunala vardagen. In: Karlsohn, Thomas (Ed.), Samhälle, teknik och lärande: (pp. 86-103). Stockholm: Carlssons.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Mellan teknik och människor: kunskap och lärande i den kommunala vardagen
2009 (Swedish)In: Samhälle, teknik och lärande / [ed] Karlsohn, Thomas, Stockholm: Carlssons , 2009, p. 86-103Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Detta kapitel har sin utgångspunkt i forskningsprojektet From government till e-Government: gender, skills, learning and technology (2005-2007) . Det övergripande syftet med projektet var att studera hur vardagens kommunala arbetspraktiker skulle kunna relateras till de politiska förändringsprocesser som genomsyrar svensk offentlig förvaltning. Det som speciellt intresserade oss var hur den starka fokuseringen på informationsteknologi som artikuleras i svenska policydokument omsätts i praktiker i svenska kommuner, där majoriteten av anställda är kvinnor. Vi frågade initialt: hur mycket handlings- och förhandlingsutrymme finns det i den kommunala vardagen när nationella IT-mål översätts till lokala praktiker? Innebär övergången till elektronisk förvaltning nya kunskapskrav? Erbjuds det möjligheter till lärande och utveckling av nya kompetenser? Hur förhåller sig de nya teknikintensiva arbetssätten till redan befintliga erfarenheter och kunskaper? Vårt mål var också att särskilt studera om offentliga berättelser om kvinnornas frånvaro från IT-relaterade arbeten återskapades i lokala praktiker eller om vi skulle kunna höra andra, som bland annat berättas av genusforskare.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Carlssons, 2009
Keyword
ICT, learning, feminist technoscience, work practices
National Category
Gender Studies Media and Communications
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:bth-7800 (URN)oai:bth.se:forskinfo23760A5D1C1EEADEC125774A003345CC (Local ID)978 91 7331 248 6 (ISBN)oai:bth.se:forskinfo23760A5D1C1EEADEC125774A003345CC (Archive number)oai:bth.se:forskinfo23760A5D1C1EEADEC125774A003345CC (OAI)
Available from: 2012-09-18 Created: 2010-06-22 Last updated: 2015-06-30Bibliographically approved
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