Weaponized Social Nairobi

Past Event
May 2, 2015
Nairobi, Kenya

Weaponized Social in Nairobi, Kenya took place on Saturday, May 2, 2015. We invited sociologists, data scientists, peace builders, developers, activists, and anyone passionate about supporting a healthier online ecosystem to join us at the iHub in May.

Thank you to all who participated.

We strived to envision the future of online social scripts (i.e., learned patterns of interaction) and examine things we can do today to de-escalate conflict and create safer spaces in the digital realm. This event was designed to grow a global conversation through collaborative workshops and participant-driven dialogue.


  • AkiraChix, located in iHub
    Ground Floor, Bishop Magua Centre
    George Padmore Lane, Ngong Road
    Opposite Uchumi Ngong Hyper
    Nairobi, Kenya

How do we de-Weaponize Social?

We organized our first Weaponized Social event in New York City in February 2015 in order to explore social interactions and conflict resolution in online spaces. It is an ongoing exploration to rethink the social scripts that shape digital communities. This event built on the conversations started in WeapSoc NYC in February. We invite you to learn more about 'social scripts' and their potential for harm (and change) in our blog. Many thanks to AkiraChix for providing space to host Weaponized Social Nairobi!

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Gunner and the Aspiration team have been an incredible inspiration and resource for us at OpenNews. Our organization would not be the same without the open approach that Aspiration and Gunner model so well, and their ongoing coaching and support as our programs evolve. Thanks!

Erika Owens, OpenNews
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