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Conference Theme: Engaging with Participation, Activism, and TechnologiesPROCEEDINGS

13th Prato CIRN Conference 2-4 November 2016, Monash Centre, Prato Italy

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For some years now the CIRN Prato conference has focused on the intersection between Community Informatics (CI), Development Informatics (DI), and Community Archiving (CA).

In particular, the 2015 conference focused on information and knowledge as socially constructed artifacts and the ways in which relations of information and knowledge production can reflect unequal distributions of power and privilege, “whether manifested in gendered activity; the primacy given to formalized expertise or particular language codes; restricted access to information, knowledge and production for those not in positions of institutional control; or the production of particular artifacts”. The 2015 conference also questioned the role of the academy in defining terminology and appropriate technologies of memory, viewing this as a form of epistemological colonization on vulnerable groups. The conference sought ways of engaging more meaningfully with practitioners.

In 2016 the intention was to continue to explore and to expand on such issues, bringing a stronger focus on more meaningful and equal partnerships with community, civil society, and NGO organisations around the world.


Refereeing Statement


  • The Conference Proceedings contains referred, non-refereed and PhD colloquium papers from the conference and has been prepared for your convenience. Only documents provided by authors have been published.
  • Papers and presentations are published, ‘as is', in a pdf format, after refereeing or other advice. Powerpoints or posters that have been made available have been published as PDFs.
  • Some papers are not published upon the request of the author, are published elsewhere (we will provide information in the future) or they were not received for final publication.
  • All full papers in the refereed category were subject to blind peer review by at least two reviewers, and reviewers' comments returned to the authors. Authors were then required to make changes and if necessary, a further review conducted by the peer review co-chairs before final approval.
  • This is a publication (E1) for a conference publication for Australian participants.
  • Conference Proceedings- CIRN Community Informatics Conference - 2-4 November 2016, Privilege, Information, Knowledge and Power: an Endless Dilemma Eds, Larry Stillman, Tom Denison, Misita Anwar, Centre for Community and Social Informatics, Faculty of IT, Monash University.

ISBN: 978-0-9874652-5-2

Conference Committee


  • MB Akhter, Oxfam in Bangladesh
  • Tom Denison, Monash University
  • Joanne Evans, Monash University
  • Anne Gilliland, UCLA
  • Kiera Ladner, University of Manitoba
  • Sue McKemmish, Monash University (Chair)
  • David Nemer, University of Kentucky
  • Safiya Noble, UCLA
  • Colin Rhinesmith, University of Oklahoma
  • Mauro Sarrica, Sapienza University, Rome
  • Larry Stillman, Monash University (conference organisation and administration)
  • Miriam Sweeney, University of Alabama
  • Kelvin White, University of Oklahoma
  • Martin Wolske, University of Illinois

Peer Review Committee

Melissa Adler, University of Kentucky
Misita Anwar, Monash University
Andrea Copeland, University of Indiana
Sarah Copeland, Leeds Metropolitan University
Ron Day, University of Indiana
Tom Denison, Monash University
Joanne Evans, Monash University
Manuela Farinosi, Udine University
Rebecca French, Monash University
Jacobo Galimberti, Paris Institute of Political Studies, Germany
Anne Gilliland, UCLA
Ricardo Gomez, University of Washington
Hadi Hariyanto, Monash University
Mario Marais, Meraka Institute, S Africa
Robin Margolis, UCLA
Sue McKemmish, Monash University
David Nemer, University of Kentucky
Colin Rhinesmith, Simmons College
Greg Rolan, Monash University
Joanne Mihelcic, Monash University
Safiya Noble, UCLA
Amalia Sabiescu, University of Coventry
Larry Stillman, Monash University
Judy van Bijon, UNISA, S Africa
Braam van der Vyver, Monash University, S Africa
Eduardo Villaneuva, Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru


Publication Data
Conference Proceedings- CIRN Community Informatics Conference - 2-4 November 2016, Privilege, Information, Knowledge and Power: an Endless Dilemma, Monash Centre Prato, Italy.

ISBN 978-0-9874652-5-2
Centre for Community Informatics, Faculty of IT, Monash University
Eds. Larry Stillman, Tom Denison, Misita Anwar
Publication date: 2017