Workshop: Hacking Science for a Transfeminist Narrative
To participate please email email@example.com. Free, places are limited.
In this workshop, we will explore the HardGlam Kit, an open-source gynaecological kit for self-diagnosis, originally designed as part of the transfeminist Gynepunk project. Participants will also learn to build and use their own microscopes.
We will discuss the political implications and limitations of the kit itself and learn about ways to conduct basic self-care, free from the medical gaze of the clinic.
Interested individuals from any background are invited to participate. The workshop will take place at Hordaland Kunstsenter and was developed as part of the current exhibition Sick and Desiring curated by Nora Heidorn, which will also be open to visit from 12:00.
BioTransLab is an activist education project and mobile lab that promotes self-knowledge and learning for women and trans women about our bodies. The HardGlam Kit is a portable lab containing DIY gynaecological tools for basic self-diagnosis. It was conceived in resistance to experiences of humiliation, discrimination and judgement in public gynaecology clinics.
Paula Pin was a founding member of the Pechblenda laboratory and one of the initial developers of GynePunk in Barcelona. She was involved in the Biohacking Hacteria network since 2012 and has since initiated BioTransLab as a mobile lab working in the intersection between human health (focusing on womxn) and ecological concerns.
Access information note:
Free hot drinks and snacks provided.
HKS is wheelchair accessible and has a barrier-free toilet.