constant entry to

3rd edition


20-23 January 2004. Full days (9am - 9pm)

meetings/participation on work, knowledge, skills, experiences, dreams and questioning. This time of technological and feminist activity and continual exchange could give birth to a virtual network.




Rue du Méridien 30 - Amazone, Rue du Méridien 10, 1060 Brussels
Association 29,
rue Blanche,"Mouvements de Femmes", 1060 Brussels
Komiteitstraat 46-52, Merksem Antwerpen

Contact & info:

Digitales 2004, "reloaded and nomadic", by multiplying places, partners and events, will continue their objective of revealing, initiating, of critical analysis and transmission by exploring women's image, role, place, tools, work and art in new technologies. Neither conference, nor forum, Digitales are continuous days of practical and theoretical work, organised in a matrix-place for women?s vocational training and in other physical and virtual places, opening a new space for thinking and creating, appropriation and autonomy, memory and discovery.

What are Digitales ?

Digitales are full days of meetings/participation to share knowledge, skills, experiences, dreams and questioning. They arise from a simple and complex approach : we live here and now. We use new technologies to work, to create, to communicate, for our research, to play, to connect, to learn; They are a common effort to experiment, to exchange knowledge, thoughts and practices in the world of work and vocational training, of art and academic research, without falling into techno-phobia or becoming techno-fans. We have always approached digital techniques with a critical and creative eye and adopted the women?s movement practices so that our work encourages action directly. Neither conference, nor just a forum, Digitales are continuous days of ?work? open to the public and taking place in places of vocational training or of work in Belgium, with people who, are being trained and work there, and with resource people, some local, some not, coming with their tools Archives (images, sound, texts) are kept online and largely distributed since 2001.


Finding a common language to provoke thoughts and to work out a practice which will stimulate women's action in contemporary society and bring awareness of the concept of gender to the debates on new technologies through:
  • technological and creative initiation;
  • understanding of the work tool;
  • the critical analysis of new technologies;
  • the discovery and the construction of new images and interactions;
  • constructing history, means of transmitting experience.
Bringing together those who:
  • have or want to use technologies to earn their living and to provide for the needs of a family
  • have professional and technical skills on the cutting edge of information and communication technology and alternative systems
  • undertake university research in various disciplines and in various countries,
  • create their artistic work by using 'traditional' or 'new' media (film, video, Internet, digital support)
  • are interested by feminist thought on contemporary society.

Points of entry:




Practical workshops and technical/media activities:

(registration for the full time of the workshop, limited numbers of participants)
Nicole Lenoir, Sylvia Bantuelle, Pascale Baïdak, Montserrat Boix , CandidaTV & New Global Vision Indymedia , Linux Install Party _-Interface3 Computer team en ex-trainees, Virginie Jortay, Malin Björk, Isabelle Massu, Peggy Pierrot , Adeline Weckmans, Wireless _ IF3 Computer section, Réseau Citoyen, Inside your PC - Help Desk trainees, Joost Nieuwenburg, the Gender Changers, Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven, De Geuzen, MeMOvzw

Forums and demonstrations of tools:

places of open discussions, demonstration, presentation of projects, of results of research and/or of tool designs with a view of comparing facts and reality of use and needs to figures, comments and analyses (best to register).
Cornelia Brunner, Isabelle Collet, Wendy Faulkner, Rommes Els, Irma Van Slooten, Laurence Clayes, Aino-Maija Hiltunen, Erna Kotkamp, Marlies Klooster-Ilse Haesendonck - Elisabeth Dumont, Caroline Guffens, Oliver Schneider, Barbara Glowczewski Fondation Arabe pour l'image (FAI), Tamara Sawaya, Edeltraup Hanappiegger, Corine Van Hellemont, Sara S'Jegers, Katrien Lefever, Muriel Andrin, Mammique, Marie-Gisèle Chevalier, Cynthia Cockburn, en 2 leden van " Hands Across the Divide", Catherine Stercq , Estelle Kreszlo, Yasmina Kherbache , AS/400 Engineers IBM, Precarias a la deriva (te bevestigen), Intellos Précaires, Anne et Marine Rambach, European Media(h)ac(k)tivists, Lize De Clercq) , Valerie Swain, Elke Valgaeren, Hilde Jamine, Claudia Gaspard, Subregionaaltewerkstellingscomité Antwerpen, Sarah Bracke

Associated EVENTS

symposium, topical evenings, cultural events or concerts, organised separately or not, taking place at the same time as Digitales, which allow mutual influences in the approach to gender, art, economics, work and community activities in the new technologies.

Symposium Gender & ICT :

20/01/2004, 9AM, Brussels:
Strategies of inclusion ­ Multidisciplinary European research Symposium, organised by the Policy Research Centre on Equal opportunities (Belg), the European SIGIS Network and the Dutch Association for Gender & Technology :

ADA Evening : Women & IT, what image?

22/01/2004, Brussels, 6PM:
Mascot competition prizegiving "ADA - Women & new Technologies",
and film projection "Conceiving ADA" by Lynn Hershman Leeson on Ada Lovelacebr

Best Work Place= Best Women Work Place ?

23/01/2004, Brussels en Antwerp
Round-Table organised by ADA Network. Everyone hopes to work in a "Best work place". Does it means the same thing to both women and men ?


23/01/2004 , Brussel, 8PM

HTMLLES 06 - Radicale libre circulation 01

Concerten & Web art
HTMelles : annual and international festival of media arts, an initiative from Studio xx de Montréal


interface3, 3O rue Méridien 1210 Brussels
- Pascale MALATERRE: L1001S
- Tamara VUKOV : Balkan Mediations


23/01/04 _ 8PM: at Association 29 rue blanche, Mouvements de femmes, 1060 Brussels
- Alexis O'Hara
- Anna FRIZ + Annabelle CHVOSTEK
- I8U
- [sic]
(Alexis O'Hara, Anna Friz + Annabelle Chvostek, 6PM will be giving workshops on
23/01/2004 (during the day) Interface 3, please register)

Digitales // Partners

Organising associations:
- The ADA Belgian network which aims to create an exchange, thought and action network on the subject of women and NTICs. Led by Interface3 Asbl in partnership with women's training organisations in computer information technology, @ron, ATEL, Sofft, NFTE, this project is supported by the Belgian ministry of Labour and Employment and the ESF, and involves a wider collaboration with companies, guidance centres, schools, etc.

In collaboration with

- Constant vzw an art & media organisation combining artistic and theoretical analysis on the Internet and digital communication

-The Centre of Research on Equal Opportunities (Het Steunpunt Gelijkekansenbeleid):is a consortium of the Antwerp University and the University Centre of the Limburg,

//circulation 01 is supported by Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, la Délégation du Québec and the Canada Council of Arts, and Constant vzw through the Vlaamse Gemeenschapscommissie and the Vlaamse Gemeenschap//