Voting on stsing e.V.'s first Code of Conduct

Over the past year, the CoCoDI (Code of Conduct Drafting Initiative) has drafted, collected feedback from members, and finalized the first Code of Conduct for our association. The Code of Conduct will be voted upon at our next General Assembly at "Leakage", our inaugural conference in Dresden. The Code has been sent out to all members, and the promised Annex (not to be voted on) will be sent out in the next few days. If you are a member of the association and would like to access the draft, please contact the CoCoDI via the Best Practices Working Group channel on mattermost or via our Access Point, Markus Hoffmann (markus.hoffmann[at]

Here are the first paragraphs of our potential "CoCo":

"1. Preamble
Welcome to stsing e.V.–Science and Technology Studies in and through Germany (hereafter, stsing), a community of STS scholars that is more than the sum of its parts. We maintain that it is not sufficient to simply put scholars in contact with each other. At stsing, we actively craft spaces that allow different modes of engagement, thinking with and acting in solidarity with non‑STS‑scholars, non‑academics and more‑than‑humans. stsing intends to actively engage and make a difference in the world in open-ended practices of experimentation, aware that outcomes may be different than imagined but aiming for new, better, and more sustainable ways of collaborating and relating in our work contexts.

The purpose of this Code of Conduct for stsing is to protect scholarly inquiry and debate in and across our collaborative spaces. This document lays out approaches and policies that discourage harassment, prejudice, and aggression, and instead encourage the reporting and responding to prohibited behaviors if/when spotted in our midst. To fulfill its purpose, the Code of Conduct outlines and codifies the association's commitment to protect—first and foremost—stsing members. This commitment is realized to a great extent by our members upholding the Preamble’s three overarching principles in their engagements—good labor relations, good stsing practice and shared accountability. With it comes the need to engage in the uneasy work of not just speaking, but doing things differently."