Kira Allmann is a public engagement researcher at the Ada Lovelace Institute (London, UK), where her community work focuses on digital and health inequalities. Prior to this, she was a postdoctoral research fellow in the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies at the University of Oxford, where she spent several years studying community networks. She is also a writer, audio producer, and video dabbler and co-founder of the Cherry Soup creative co-op. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram: @KiraAllmann. More info: https://kiraallmann.com
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Broadband for the Rural North (B4RN)
Kira Allmann’s podcast will transport you to the rural north of the United Kingdom to invite you witness one of the Broadband for the Rural North (B4RN) community network assembly meetings, where knowledge is shared, and empathy transpires.
Privileging the social over the technical in community networks: Interview with Sol Luca De Tena
Zenzeleni, which means ‘do it yourself’ in isiXhosa, has become exemplary of the unique challenges and remarkable successes of a community network in the global south. In this interview, Sol Luca de Tena discusses how the cooperative business model for Zenzeleni has evolved to center community needs and priorities.