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Workshop: Digital Platforms, Gender & Cultural Policy

The Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society (HIIG) is organising an expert workshop on the topic of “Digital Platforms, Gender & Cultural Policy”. The workshop will be conducted in English.


Workshop | Digital Platforms, Gender & Cultural Policy: The Berlin-Barcelona Nexus
Thursday, 28 September 2023 | 09:00 am – 11:00 am
HIIG | Französische Str. 9, 10117 Berlin


Starting with the “Star of democratic qualities of digital platforms” (Fuster & Espelt 2019), this workshop delves into a comprehensive research project. The focus is on the impact of cultural policy innovation and digitalisation through a gender lens, centring on the Berlin and Barcelona scenarios. Recognising the pivotal role of policy interventions in directing the blend of cultural innovation, gender perspectives, and digitalisation, this study is set out to critically assess the policy environment in both cities. The chief aim is to determine the effectiveness of these policies in establishing a base for socioeconomic advancement and gender equality. 



This workshop, led by Ricard Espelt (researcher from the Open University of Catalonia in residence at HIIG) and Freia Kuper (researcher at HIIG), aims to instigate a profound dialogue amongst Berlin stakeholders concerning the intersections of democratic qualities of digital platforms, gender intricacies, and cultural policy. By examining endeavours from esteemed organisations such as Diversity Arts Culture or Algorithm Watch, and contrasting them with insights from Barcelona, the goal is to pinpoint primary challenges and formulate practical solutions.

Attendees will be provided with a work-in-progress report detailing the research findings and the conclusions drawn from the workshop. This workshop forms part of an extended COST ACTION project titled Platform Work Inclusion Living Lab (P-WILL).



To attend this event, please register using the form below. The number of participants is limited.


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Event date

28.09.2023 | 9.00 am – 11.00 am ical | gcal


Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society,  Französische Straße 9,  10117 Berlin



This high-profile lecture series thrives to develop a European perspective on the processes of transformation that our societies are currently undergoing.


Once a month we publicly discuss the impact of digitalisation on the society. Therefore we invite special guests and engage in a dialogue with the audience.


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