STS Making and Doing Awards 2019: (multiple winners)

The committee, consisting of Endre Dányi, Laura Forlano, Gwen Ottinger, Martin Perez Comisso, Wen-Ling Tu, and Teun Zuiderent-Jerak, selected three STS Making and Doing awards and two projects deserving an honourable mention, out of 43 contributions.

The STS Making and Doing awards 2019 are given to three equally exceptional projects.

Dust: Communicating Indeterminacy (Akshita Sivakumar, UC San Diego), for its imaginative creativity in bringing lived experience into the challenge of modelling dust.

Nuestros Suelos: A Toolkit for Turning Chilean Degraded Soils into Matters of Concern and Care Care (Sebastián Ureta, Universidad Alberto Hurtado, Chile; Abby Kinchy, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA, in collaboration with Miriam Llona (Suelo Sustentable NGO), Daniel Valenzuela (Universidad Santo Tomás), Delia Rodriguez, Camilo Rodriguez, Consuelo Guiñez, María José Maiza, Carolina Trujillo and Alejandro Espinoza (all Universidad del Desarrollo, UDD) for assembling participatory devices that build capacities for challenging soil degradation while bringing financial scarcity into the heart of an STS research agenda.

Making Core Memory: Crafting Legacies of Women in Innovation (Samantha Shorey, University of Texas Austin; Daniela K. Rosner, University of Washington), for making the craft of weaving code a novel mode of oral engineering history and of embodied mathematical thinking.

Honourable mentions go to:

On Boundary Work and Professional Audition: Reconciling Production Values in Multivalent Recording Spaces (Enongo Lumumba-Kasongo, Cornell University), for turning the analytical concept of boundary work into a performance of living both in feminist community- and professional artist recording spaces.

Helium Futures (Katherine Ball and Kirk Jalbert, Arizona State University), for its playful, community-initiated engagement with extraction infrastructures.

2019 Making and Doing Program

View the entire 2019 Making and Doing Summaries here.