Announcing the next #OER20 featured speaker: ZEMOS98

This year the conference is going to have a number of featured speakers for our plenary sessions. Instead of traditional keynotes this year’s plenary sessions will have different formats and include more than one individual, inviting conversation and collaboration. Meet the featured OER20 speakers as we announce them:

ZEMOS98 is a Spain based non-profit organization that develops mediation processes that activate relationships between activists, artists, academics, foundations and public institutions. Its goal is to value political and cultural processes for social change. This organization works towards a culture of participation that fosters a critical citizenry with mainstream narratives. Their activities have been dedicated to cultural production and social research for more than twenty years.

One of its main lines of works is Pedagogy of Care: an interdisciplinary research project on care economy, collaborative activism and open source democracy. Its main goal is to map out and give visibility to care practices and affection management by activists or other collective social agents. What are the unwritten rules that reproduce patriarchal relationships within certain communities? What kind of available rules and non-formal educational strategies could produce an effective redistribution of care among members? How can we expose the way care is being dealt with? And what tools can we develop to successfully put care in the centre of all of our relationships?

The conference will be co-chaired by Mia Zamora, Daniel Villar-Onrubia and Jonathan Shaw.  Read more about the conference co-chairs.

Covering issues of privilege, equity, precarity, power relations and public interest, OER20 will put the spotlight on both the value and limitations of care in Open Education. You can find out more about all of our featured speakers on our website.

Early bird registration is now open, to secure the early bird rate, register by 31 January 2020.