Panel Discussion

Open Source Mapping

Natacha (Project Incommon), Aisha and Jasmine (Hidden Pockets) | 7th Nov 2020, 5.30 PM

Jasmine and Aisha George (Hidden Pockets, Bangalore) in conversation with Natacha (In Common, France), on leveraging technology to benefit local communities. Moderated by Proiti Seal Acharya, co-curator, Deconfine | 7th November, Saturday | 5.30 pm

Project Incommon

IN COMMON is a cooperative data library that allows civil society and social economy actors to map and share their data. The IN COMMON project brings together different community mapping projects, it aims to share information on community resources and to support the articulation of citizens’ movements around a shared platform.

IN COMMON aims to:

  • Use free software to defend the Commons.
  • Enable the public to regain control over our data,
  • Pooling the maintenance of this information and technical capacities.
  • Amplify the use of this information to help trigger social transformation.

Natacha is active in free software communities, and in related academic and art practices. She has been an active member of several groups producing critical software, alternative social media and art installations in Europe, such as Experientiae Electricae, Constant vzw, and dyne.org. She recently co-founded the research organization Petites Singularites in Brussels, which concentrates on the specificities of free software and particularly its benefits to collective practices.

Hidden Pockets

Hidden Pockets Collective is an India based charity organisation run by young people focussed on rights based framework on abortion and adolescent sexuality. It conducts research and gathers community driven information on sexual and reproductive health and helps policy makers in making community assisted decisions.  

Aisha Lovely George is the Fellow of the Unleash Innovation Lab,Copenhagen and the Fellow of Asia Safe Abortion Partnership (ASAP), India. She is also a Trained Peer Educator by Enfold, India. As an Executive Coordinator at Hidden Pockets Collective for the last 4 years she has budgeted, coordinated and executed various projects. As a trained counsellor and a trained sexuality educator, Aisha has been developing Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE) curriculums in India. She has been using audio podcast methods to educate young people in government schools and underserved communities. She has been awarded for her contributions by Digital Empowerment Foundation’s (DEF) Social Media for Empowerment Award and Population First’s Laadli Award.

Jasmine Lovely George is a lawyer, TEDx Speaker and sexual and reproductive health advocate who sees social value in technology. As a feminist activist she is working on Sexual and Reproductive Rights as a member of RESURJ – an international feminist collective. She founded the Hidden Pockets Collective and currently works as the Coordinator of Knowledge Production. The collective works within the intersection of sustainable development, health and cities. She is a fellow of Women Deliver, and also received the YCI Rise Up Fellowship.