Casa Hacker

Casa Hacker is a Brazilian non-profit which gives local communities opportunities to discuss their online experiences and explore digital technologies, shaping and enabling alternative futures for people living on the peripheries. They partnered with Tactical Tech to translate, design and run exhibitions, and lead workshops and trainings-of-trainers.

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"Casa Hacker"

Casa Hacker was founded in 2018 in Campinas. Their mission is to make digital technologies and the Internet a place for everyone. They are a community-based organisation, born in a low-income community, and led by young technologists. They develop and implement projects that make sense to the communities they operate in, by building capacity, developing digital skills, supporting local collectives and promoting active citizenship. Many times, the main issues these communities face are related or connected to technology.

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Caption: A discussion takes place during a training-of-trainers session. Photo courtesy of Casa Hacker Production.

Casa Hacker and Tactical Tech have been partnering for years, across different projects. They have been translating Data Detox Kit materials, facilitating Data Detox Workshops and exhibiting The Glass Room: Community Edition since 2018. In 2022, they translated What the Future Wants to Brazilian Portuguese, and designed a comprehensive training programme to distribute the resources to communities living in São Paulo (Centro Cultural da Juventude Ruth Cardoso), Campinas (Terracota Coworking) and Rio de Janeiro (Data Labe). They combined materials from The Glass Room and What the Future Wants, and ran exhibitions, workshops and a digital outreach campaign. They deliver workshops which are interactive: including dialogues, debates, videos, music, memes and a self-defence class using Capoeira, an Afro-Brazilian martial art. This creates a safe, welcoming and engaging environment where educators can more effectively teach, and students are captivated and feel inspired to learn.

For this partnership, the training programmes developed were targeted at secondary school educators working in public schools in lower-income neighbourhoods, educators from non-profit organisations who work with marginalised youth and young people aged 13-29 years old, who live in the periphery and come from lower-income households.

Click here to visit Casa Hacker's official website