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THIRD SPACE FEMINISM

Nashtaran, Trishia (2019) THIRD SPACE FEMINISM. [MRP]

Item Type: MRP
Creators: Nashtaran, Trishia
Abstract:

This project explores the potentials of women-centric digital spaces that attempt to co-create feminist futures with women in a patriarchal society. The main objective is to investigate how women-centric digital spaces can act as third spaces and impact the future of gender equity. The context of the research is urban Bangladesh, involving adult women and men from Dhaka, the capital.

Despite remarkable economic progress and empowerment of women, gender injustice and violence with widespread gender inequalities persist in both the public and private domains of Bangladesh. Spaces are often restricted and limited for women because of the dominance of patriarchy. In a culture where women are expected to be domestic, quiet, and passive, women are finding their voices through digital technology in the 21st century, thus breaking the boundaries of physical spaces. In the current literature review, a significant limitation discovered is the sustainability, physical impact, and future scopes of these spaces. This study uses evidence from academic literature as well as primary research to understand the context and challenges and explores the possibilities within different parts of the system.

Keywords: activism, co-design, collaboration, community, digital culture, gender-based discrimination, human factors, human-computer interaction, participatory design, social innovation, social media, technology, strategic foresight, intersectionality, interdisciplinary, interconnectedness, inclusive design, domestic violence

Date: 2019
Divisions: Graduate Studies > Strategic Foresight and Innovation
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2020 19:11
Last Modified: 15 Jan 2020 19:11
URI: http://openresearch.ocadu.ca/id/eprint/2854

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