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Klau Kinky of Gynepunk on DIY Gynecology Tools + Open Source

Tuesday, October 4, 2022 12:00to13:30
Klau Kinky of Gynepunk on DIY Gynecology Tools

Virtual/ Online Event with Professional Live Captions in English

The talk will occur primarily in Spanish with live captions in English provided by a professional interpreter. The interpreter will help during the Q and A session for folks who want to ask questions and do not speak Spanish.

Please register on Eventbrite.


This workshop will be led by Klau Kinky, a founding member of the informal Barcelona-based collective GynePunk. The workshop will introduce GynePunk's open-source gynaecological kit for self-diagnosis. The kit was conceived in resistance to experiences of humiliation, discrimination and judgement in public gynaecology clinics. GynePunk is a collaboration between people of differedifferent backgrounds, from nurses to engineers and transfeminists. Their activism promotes self-knowledge and learning about our own bodies. They explore patient-led diagnosis and treatment through their mobile lab.

Klau Kinky will share the circumstances that led to the development of the DIY gynaecological tools for self-diagnosis, including an open-source microscope, a 3D printed speculum and a centrifuge. The event will address the political implications and limitations of the DIY kit, such as how it could serve persons without sufficient access to healthcare, those without a fixed home, refugees, sex workers, or those who fear discrimination in public health services. The kit can also be contextualised within a wider development, bringing medical knowledge and treatment back into communities.

This event is part of the 4th Season of the Feminist and Accessible Publishing and Communications Technologies Speaker and Workshop Series, organized by Dr. Alex Ketchum.

Our series was made possible thanks to our sponsors: SSHRC, the Institute for Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies (IGSF), the DIGS Lab, Milieux, Initiative for Indigenous Futures, MILA, Dean of Arts Grant, ReQEF, and more (see our website!)

There is no fee required to attend this event. We will provide professional captions in english. This event will NOT be recorded and NOT bemade available on our website after the event. However, you can watch other past events here. 

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