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Unsettling Knowledge Inequities Podcast


Unsettling Knowledge Inequities

The Knowledge Equity Lab and SPARC co-present a podcast series featuring conversations with diverse and multigenerational knowledge holders. Episodes aim to interrogate the politics of knowledge production and circulation and the global power dynamics that shape it – as well as highlight alternative models and collaborations between distinct knowledge traditions.

Season 3 : Artificial Intelligence and Knowledge Inequities – Coming Fall 2022

Season 2 – Episodes and Transcripts

How was the global consensus on open science internationally negotiated and defined? What does it mean for open science to go beyond open access and open data — to openness to diverse participation, knowledge systems, languages, and outputs? How can open inclusive infrastructures be designed to enable equitable knowledge sharing?

These are some of the questions we will explore in Season 2 of the Unsettling Knowledge Inequities podcast presented by SPARC and the Knowledge Equity Lab. Launching next Tuesday, September 14th, this series will be released on a bi-weekly basis until November 9th, 2021.

Season 2 will explore key themes from the ‘UNESCO Recommendation on Open Science’, and feature diverse participants and stakeholders who contributed to the development of the recommendations. Conversations will also highlight efforts to: advance open, equitable, community-driven infrastructure; cultivate knowledge democracy and plurality; nurture bibliodiversity and multilingualism; and amplify Indigenous and early-career knowledge perspectives — across different cultural, organizational, and geographic contexts.

Season 1 – Episodes & Transcripts


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Knowledge Equity Lab

Knowledge Equity Lab, housed at the University of Toronto Scarborough’s Centre for Global Development Studies, is a trans-disciplinary space that seeks to challenge multiple forms of exclusion within the structure of knowledge production and exchange. 

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Rethinking Development

Unsettling Knowledge Inequities is produced by Safa Shahkhalili of the Rethinking Development podcast & studio.

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SPARC (the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition) works to enable the open sharing of research outputs and educational materials to democratize access to knowledge, accelerate discovery, and increase the return on our investment in research and education.