Past Event! Note: this event has already taken place.

When: Friday, March 3rd, 2017
Time: 3:45 pm — 5:00 pm
Location:Richcraft Hall, Second Floor Conference Rooms
Audience:Carleton Community, Current Students, Faculty

This panel is a part of the Visions for Canada, 2042 Conference. You can learn more about the conference and register to attend by visiting the conference webpage.

What would a Canada free from sexual violence look like? Can we imagine an Internet without harassment? Can we imagine a radically decolonized Canadian future? Carl DiSalvo’s work on speculative design asks us to imagine multiple futures and alternative presents. Our roundtable explores how speculative design can be used within feminist anti-violence communications research.


  • Rena Bivens completed her PhD with the Glasgow Media Group at the University of Glasgow, and is now Assistant Professor of Communication at Carleton University. She held a SSHRC Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Pauline Jewett Institute of Women’s and Gender Studies at Carleton University and was a Banting Fellow in the School of Journalism and Communication at Carleton. Her research explores and interrogates normative design practices which are embedded in media technologies using a critical race and gender lens.
  • Joanne Farrall is currently a PhD student in Communications at the School of Journalism and Communications at Carleton University. She holds a Master of Arts from Queen’s University in Gender Studies. Her current research explores how personal narrative, visual autobiography, trauma, and identity building intersects with systemic cultures of violence in an online context. She recently won the prestigious Vanier Scholarship.
  • Anna Shah Hoque is a Master of Arts student in the School of Journalism and Communication at Carleton University. She is interested in exploring a range of topics in her research, including communications, identity, and hierarchies and normative discourses.
  • Nasreen Rajani is currently a PhD student in the School of Journalism and Communication at Carleton University. Her research interests lie at the intersections and interstices of technology, media, and feminist advocacy and activism.