Severine estará presentando TECNOx en el foro CILAC de UNESCO 2021 (y con Julieta Arancio estaremos presentando reGOSH)

Foro Abierto de Ciencias Latinoamérica y Caribe

El Foro Abierto de Ciencias de América Latina y el Caribe es un espacio regional de debate e intercambio. De manera itinerante en distintas ciudades de la región, cada dos años se realiza el encuentro presencial del Foro durante 3 días. El Foro CILAC es “el hub” de las ciencias en América Latina y el Caribe, constituyendo una plataforma regional para debatir cómo fortalecer e implementar políticas de ciencia, tecnología e innovación (CTI) eficaces en línea con los Objetivos de Desarrollo Sostenible de la Agenda 2030.

CILAC representa un movimiento permanente para el diálogo y la cooperación entre actores, el intercambio de experiencias, la definición de estrategias y el seguimiento de acciones a nivel regional en el campo de la ciencia, la tecnología y la innovación.

El Foro presencial se trata de un evento único en su tipo, en el que se desarrolla un Foro central con más de 60 sesiones con personalidades de todo el mundo, eventos paralelos -como talleres y charlas relacionados a las temáticas de interés del Foro-, y actividades culturales y sociales vinculadas con la CTI en la ciudad. La programación también incluye la exposición de posters, instalación de stands institucionales y realización de visitas técnicas para los participantes interesados.

https://event.meetmaps.com/cilac21/es/landing/#agenda

Lunes 26, 14:15 UTC-4

TECNOx: Promoting free technologies to democratize science in Latin America

Martes 27, 13:15 UTC-4

reGOSH: Latin American network of free and open technologies for science and education

Julieta Arancio, Fernan Federici & Fernando Castro

Today, the tools we need to produce knowledge both inside and outside of academia behave like “black boxes”. The use of closed and proprietary devices makes the designs of these tools unavailable, and therefore cannot be easily studied, modified or repaired.

This proprietary model for the production of scientific tools is recognized as a global problem that prevents the democratization of knowledge production and slows down innovation (GOSH, 2018). In our region, the consequences of this model are accentuated. The dependence on equipment suppliers in the global North, in countries with low investment in science and technology, prevents having equipment adaptable to research in different Latin American contexts. Additionally, import costs and delays limit access mainly to institutional actors, making the agendas of those who need to produce knowledge outside of academia invisible

Faced with this situation, the movement for a Global and Open Scientific Hardware (GOSH) brings together hundreds of representatives from the scientific field, education, social organizations, artists and independent professionals from 30 countries around the idea of ​​guaranteeing open access to technologies. for science and education. Starting from the philosophy of free software, this movement seeks to guarantee access to scientific instruments through free access designs, collaborative development and new digital manufacturing techniques.

In this session we will present the work of the reGOSH network, the Latin American chapter of the GOSH movement. We will present some of its projects, such as the open source drones ‘Vuela’ in Chile and Argentina, or the workshops of the Mendoza node with the Union of Landless Rural Workers, among others. We will also comment on the objectives and lessons learned from the reGOSH “residencies” that the network organizes thanks to the support of the Ibero-American Program of Science and Technology for Development (CYTED).

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