TITiPI (Helen v. Pritchard, Femke Snelting)
The Institute for Technology in the Public Interest (TITiPI) is a trans-practice gathering of activists, artists, engineers and theorists initiated by Miriyam Aouragh, Seda Gürses, Helen Pritchard and Femke Snelting. They convene communities to hold computational infrastructures to account and create spaces for articulating what technologies in the “public interest” might be when “public interest” is always in-the-making. Their tools are developed from feminisms, queer theory, computer science, intersectionality, anti-coloniality, disability studies, historical materialism and artistic practice to generate currently inexistant vocabularies, imaginaries and methodologies.
Helen v. Pritchard works together with companions to make propositions and designs for computing otherwise developing methods to uphold a politics of queer survival and environmental practice. They are Professor and Head of Research at the Institute for Experimental Design and Media Culture, University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland FHNW, Basel.
Femke Snelting develops projects across design, feminisms, and free software in various constellations. With Jara Rocha, she edited Volumetric Regimes: Material Cultures of Quantified Presence (OHP, 2022). She supports artistic research at PhdArts (Leiden), MERIAN (Maastricht) and a.pass (Brussels) and teaches regularly at XPUB (MA Experimental Publishing, Rotterdam).