We are very happy to announce that during the spring 2015 our partner will be Naisten Linja ry (Women´s Line) a Finnish NGO that provides support and advice for women and girls (also their friends and relatives) who have experienced violence or threat of violence. Naisten Linja´s most known service is a national, toll-free phone helpline. They have been thinking and experimenting with other online tools and services as part of their service renewal strategy and we will be working to support them so they can continue doing this.
From NMTS study project they hope to find ideas, resources, concepts and tools that help them develop new online support services as well as understand better new challenges like online violence and survailance. Following NL strategy for the next years; we hope to engage in particular with marginalized groups and those that need special attention (including Roma women, disabled women, women who have been or are in prision, women who have experience stalking)
Our work will be based on design research, prototyping with people and some serious engagement with literature. As this is a study project of about 6 -8 credits we expect people to be able to commit a substantial amount of time and effort.
This study project is targeted for MA students in New Media, however all ARTS students are also encouraged to apply. We also welcome other students across Aalto interested in the themes and setting.
More about the schedule and content to be updated in this section of the blog soon!
ARTS students: An expression of interest (including background and motivation -1 A4) to be sent to andrea.botero[at]aalto.fi before 16th of January, after which instructions to register in Oodi are given. Course code is DOM-E5042 (Note: deadline was extended).
Other Aalto students: use Aalto mobility application in eAge (deadline was by 30.11. but one can always ask) Guidelines in Into here: https://into.aalto.fi/display/enmobility/Homepage After this send an expression of interest (including background and motivation – 1 A4) to andrea.botero[at]aalto.fi
Go and like Naisten Linja in Facebook, or follow them in twitter. They are also having an interesting crowd-sourcing campaign to produce a book about violence and survival stories.