Kat Braybrooke is a digital anthropologist🔮, community designer and curator whose work examines the implications of digital making practices, in particular the links between human-machine actants, cultures and spatial environments.
Other than ✨cyberspace, she hails from Las Vegas 🌵, Vancouver🌲 and now London💸. She has spent the past decade working for social justice and open technology projects including Mozilla, the Open Knowledge Foundation, Open Media, Oxfam, the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, Aalto University Fablab, UK Parliament, and the Liu Centre for Global Issues to engage marginalised communities through creative, open methods. Her work has been featured in the BBC, the Guardian, DAZED, Rabble, Furtherfield and The Tyee.
Kat is currently writing up her doctoral thesis at University of Sussex Humanities Lab, based on a year-long ethnography of user experiences and power geometries in the Doreen Massey sense at collections makerspaces, or sites for digital making and learning 🎨 within cultural institutions in London, including the Tate and the British Museum. She holds a MSc Digital Anthropology (Distinction) from UCL for “She-Hackers”, an ethnography that explored gender identity issues alongside 30 young F/LOSS hackers across Europe.💎
Kat serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Peer Production, is a co-founder of the Open Design and Hardware Network, a regular speaker and workshop facilitator at open technology gatherings, and an enthusiast of any spatial environment in London that dares to play hypnotic techno that rebels against structural violences deep into the night🏮🎉 .
To discuss a collaboration, you can get in touch via email or Twitter. 🎏