Wikimania 2018 – Ubuntu for who? Equity by Free Knowledge?

For the 2018 Wikimania Conference in Cape Town, Maha BaliTaskeen AdamPaul PrinslooRajiv JhangianiParisa MehranSukaina WaljiShanali Govender and Christian Friedrich submitted a workshop proposal titled Ubuntu for who? Equity by Free Knowledge? in correspondence with the conference theme “Bridging knowledge gaps, the ubuntu way forward”.

With this submission, the authors aim to critically examine the conference theme of ubuntu and its application to the practice of knowledge sharing. While focussing on Open Education and Open Science, we aim to enable attendees to transfer these findings to the practice of knowledge sharing.

On-site and online participation

Sukaina Walji and Shanali Govender, together with Chris Schwarzkopf, will facilitate the 55 minute workshop on-site at 2:30pm on Saturday, July 21st, while a group of educators will participate online using Zoom as well.

Virtual facilitators will be: Taskeen Adam, Maha Bali, Rajiv Jhangiani and Christian Friedrich.

If you would like to join the conversation online, please leave a comment or send an email to Christian Friedrich and we will invite you to the Zoom meeting. If you are new to Zoom, here’s how it works.

Wikimania organizers provide all sessions with a designated shared Etherpad for note-taking. Here’s the link.

Time and Date

The workshop will take place online and on-site at 2:30pm (GMT +2) on Juy 21st. As noted above, please leave a comment here, contact Christian via email [] or twitter if you would like to join the workshop session online. The group of online attendees will meet at 2:00pm to warm up and run some technical checks.

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Provocations for this workshop

Taskeen Adam and Paul Prinsloo have kindly drafted two provocations as conversation starters for this workshop. You can find each of them in a separate blog post.

Provocation by Taskeen Adam

Provocation by Paul Prinsloo

Slides for the workshop

After the workshop

Maha Bali: Parity of Participation vs Inclusion – Metaphors of Seats and Tables

Peter Kraker (participant on-site): Bericht vom Workshop (in German)

Here is the recording of the online conversation that happened during the workshop.


Header Image by Christian Perner via unsplash