Code of Conduct

A warm welcome to Abandon Normal Devices (AND). We want you to enjoy your experience of our spaces. Both offline and online, our spaces are ones where everyone should feel safe, welcomed and respected. We have a collective responsibility for each other, and to ourselves, to be mindful of our behaviour. 

By participating with AND or attending our events, you agree to:

Mind your language

Be considerate and treat one another with respect. This includes our use of language. Abusive, racist, sexist, ableist, ageist, misogynist, classist, sizeist, homophobic and transphobic language will be challenged. If you experience or witness this behaviour at an AND event please report it to an AND team member, either directly or via info@andfestival.org.uk 

Pronouns

Respect the use of pronouns and avoid making assumptions. Ask people how they want to be addressed.

Check your privilege

Be aware of the privileges you bring, and how this perpetuates oppression and discrimination. Think about how you are occupying this space, and the visible and invisible hierarchies that exist.

Preconceptions

Keep an open mind and be patient. Everyone has different life experiences and may be struggling with challenges that are not always visible.

Look after one another

Be kind with our words. Allow space for others to share their thoughts. 

Consent

Always seek consent and if someone says ‘no’ or asks you to stop something, then stop.

Personal boundaries

Don’t invade other people’s personal, emotional and social boundaries. Don’t assume others have the same physical and emotional boundaries as you. 

Ask permission to photograph

We often photograph and film during our events as part of the documentation process and we will let you know when this is happening so you can opt out.

Our Online events are intentionally temporary spaces. Please do not photograph, broadcast, capture or record these events without consent of participants. 

This is not an exhaustive list and if you have any amends or additions to our Code of Conduct, please contact us via info@andfestival.org.uk