Athena Institute wins a 2020 Making and doing award

Nicole Goedhart, Teun Zuiderent-Jerak, Jacqueline Broerse (Athena Instituut, Vrije Universiteit) and Christine Dedding (Metamedica, Amsterdam UMC) have been awarded one of the three 2020 STS making and doing prizes for their project ‘Learning while doing: vlogs about digital inequality’. In this project, in cooperation with the city of Amsterdam and multiple community centers, vlogs were co-created with women living in disadvantaged neigborhoods of Amsterdam to unravel the complex interactions between ICT use and socio-demographics. The vlogs give deep insights into (online) difficulties the involved women experienced in the digitized society and emphasize the complexity of digital inequality and urgency for action. With the making and doing award, the Society for Social Studies of Science (4S) acknowledges researchers who have demonstrated scholarly excellence in not only formulating and enacting but also sharing theoretically-informed engagement practices beyond the academic paper and book. The project ‘learning while doing: vlogs about digital inequality’ is awarded especially for: “working with materialities and developing capabilities oriented to the resolution of interrelated social problems: digital, gender and income inequalities. The doing is in the making with others.”. Learn more about the project at: