SHErobots: Ecologies of Care

Exhibition & Programme

12 February – 30 May 2024

SHErobots: Ecologies of Care, an exhibition and programme at the TU Delft Library explores women who robot (she ‘robots’, a verb). The theme of ecologies of care draws attention to how women are radically reshaping the role and form of robots through their creative and research practices, addressing issues of sustainability, respect, intimacy, and protection in both the human and non-human domains.

SHErobots: Ecologies of Care invites everyone to consider robotics as a catalyst to innovate a future that deeply cares for humankind, partner species and our finite environment.

This exhibition and programme will kick off on 12 Feb with an opening reception as a celebration for the International Day of Women & Girls in Science. That week will include robotic activities and performances from visiting exhibition curators and affiliated researchers. The programme will extend through International Women’s Day (8 March) to May with a series of SHErobots cafĂ©s (mostly lunch) where prestigious TU Delft female researchers working with robotics will share talks and demos. The programme ends with the annual outdoor cinema organised together with the students of the Robotics Study Association, Asimov, on the Library green roof.

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13 februari 2024 12:45 t/m 14:00

SHErobots Cafés: Creative Research Behind SHErobots: Ecologies of Care

SHErobots CafĂ©s: Creative Research Behind SHErobots: Ecologies of Care 13 februari 2024 12:45 t/m 14:00 - Locatie: TU Delft Library, Main Hall | Zet in mijn agenda Register Please note: SHErobots CafĂ©s will consist of demos, talks, and Q&A from 12.45 – 14.00h with free lunch for registered guests in the Main Hall of the TU Delft Library (unless otherwise noted). Visiting Universities of Sydney and New South Wales faculty and guest curators Lian Loke , Dagmar Reinhardt and Deborah Turnbull Tillman will kick off the SHErobots CafĂ©s series by elucidating some of the creative research behind the SHErobots: Ecologies of Care exhibition. During the presentation of "Robot Seedling", Dagmar Reinhardt (Usyd) and Charlotte Firth (ArchManu) in collaboration with TU Delft researchers Henriette Bier, Micah Prendergast, and Arwin Hidding will continue to unpack some of the exhibition’s themes related to using robotics as a catalyst to innovate a future that deeply cares for humankind, partner plant species and our finite environment. Demo: Robot Seeding + others related to exhibition This is your last opportunity to be inspired by the founders of SHErobots before they need to return to Australia! Magic Queen by Daniela Mitterberger and Tiziano Derme CV-supported robotic planting approach developed at CoR and RB labs. CV-supported robotic planting approach developed at CoR and RB labs. About the researchers Lian Loke is an Associate Professor in Interaction Design at the University of Sydney School of Architecture, Design and Planning. Lian’s research in the multi-disciplinary field of human-computer interaction studies the interactivity of humans and machines through a choreographic and somaesthetic lens—exploring how to design embodied and movement-based interactions and experiences with emerging technologies that support human agency, creative expression, skill and vitality. Dagmar Reinhardt is a practising architect, researcher and educator. Reinhardt leads the robotics research group as an Associate Professor at the School of Architecture, Design and Planning, The University of Sydney. Reinhardt’s research focuses on human-centric design at the nexus of acoustics, robotics and accessibility, with recent research projects exploring the range of human-robotic collaboration. Deborah Turnbull Tillman is a curator specialising in design, technology and new media. An editor and author as well as a curator, Deb specialises in disruption and experiential learning regarding curatorial process in the reflection-in-action vein of Donald Schön. She is Creative Director for the New Media Curation platform and is a lecturer in Media Arts and Curatorial at UNSW's School of Art and Design in the Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture. Event in collaboration with: