Code of Conduct

Ars Techne Lab is dedicated to providing a safer, inclusive, and welcoming environment for everyone, regardless of gender, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, or religion. We expect all participants, including team, members, and visitors, to adhere to this Code of Conduct.

Inspired by Geek Feminism's Code of Conduct, our guidelines aim to ensure that everyone feels respected, valued, and free to express themselves without fear of discrimination or harassment.


Be respectful and considerate.

Treat everyone with kindness and respect. Acknowledge and appreciate the diversity of backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives among participants.

Communicate openly and constructively.

Express your thoughts and opinions respectfully, and be open to receiving constructive feedback. Listen actively and attentively, and avoid interrupting others.

Nurture a harassment-free environment.

Harassment, in any form, is not tolerated. This includes, but is not limited to: offensive comments, unwanted physical contact, intimidation, stalking, sustained disruption of talks or events, inappropriate use of imagery, and unwelcome attention.

Prioritise consent and personal boundaries.

Always seek explicit consent before engaging in physical touch, sharing personal information, or taking photographs. Respect the personal space and boundaries of others.

Be mindful of your language.

Choose your words carefully, avoiding language that is offensive, discriminatory, or derogatory. This includes jokes or comments about gender, race, religion, disability, age, appearance, or sexual orientation.

Encourage and support others.

Offer help when needed, and celebrate the achievements and successes of others. Collaborate and share knowledge, fostering a community of growth and learning.

Address and report misconduct.

If you witness or experience any form of misconduct, report it immediately to an Ars Techne Lab staff member. We take all reports seriously and will address them promptly and appropriately.



Participants who do not adhere to this Code of Conduct may be warned, asked to leave the event or premises, or banned from future Ars Techne Lab events, at the discretion of the organisers.

We are committed to creating a welcoming and supportive environment for all participants. Thank you for helping us uphold these values and make Ars Techne Lab a positive and inclusive space for everyone.