Conference

ACTIVATION: Collective Strategies to Expose Injustice

30 Nov 2019

Regular opening hours

Sat, 30. Nov
11:00 – 21:30

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Conference Ticket: 5€
(Solidarity) Conference Ticket: 3€

Kunstquartier Bethanien

Berlin
Berlin, Germany

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The Art of Exposing Injustice - Part 4
ACTIVATION gathers the community around the Disruption Network Lab to share collective approaches and tools for activating social, political and cultural change.

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ACTIVATION:
Collective Strategies to Expose Injustice
The Art of Exposing Injustice - Part 4

Gathering the community around the Disruption Network Lab to share collective approaches and tools for activating social, political and cultural change.

Curated by Lieke Ploeger. In cooperation with Transparency International.

In our closing community gathering of the year, we focus on extending and connecting our programme and network with social and cultural initiatives active in both Berlin and abroad, highlighting different ways of possible direct participation and engagement with the topics we discussed in our 2019 conference program ‘The Art of Exposing Injustice’:

    • The inner mechanisms of the financial system, and the crime, corruption and wrongdoing hidden by secretive offshore companies (DARK HAVENS: Confronting Hidden Money and Power, April 2019)

    • How AI & algorithms reinforce prejudices and biases of its human creators and societies, and how to fight discrimination (AI TRAPS: Automating Discrimination, June 2019)

    • The investigative impact of grassroots communities and citizens to expose injustice, corruption and power asymmetries (CITIZENS OF EVIDENCE: Independent Investigations for Change, September 2019)

Our community gathering brings together the different communities, networks and initiatives that worked with us over the course of the year through our Activation community program, as well as additional speakers, and invites you to join them in a collective discussion on the possible ways that we can work together on social, political and cultural change.

The Activation program opens with workshops in the morning, continues with open conversations in the afternoon and closes with a final performance. We invite activists, artists, Berlin-based communities and initiatives, hackers, researchers and everyone interested in our research and activities to join our closing gathering of the year, to share collective strategies and tools to expose injustice, meet others working on alternative ways of intervening in society and discover ways to connect with our network and activities in the future.

SCHEDULE

Saturday, November 30 · 2019

Workshops

11:00 - 14:00 WORKSHOP: THE INTERFACE, DECONSTRUCTED

Joana Moll (Artist and Researcher, HANGAR, ES).

Location: Disruption Network Lab e. V., Treptowerstr. 23, 12059 Berlin

12:00 - 13:30 WORKSHOP: HOW TO PERFORM AN ARCHIVE

Jasmina Metwaly (Artist and Filmmaker, EG/PL).

Location: Studio 1, Kunstquartier Bethanien, Mariannenplatz 2, 10997 Berlin.

Conference

15:30 - Doors open

16:00 – INTRO

Tatiana Bazzichelli (Artistic Director & Founder, Disruption Network Lab, IT/DE), Lieke Ploeger (Community Director, Disruption Network Lab, NL/DE) & Nada Bakr (Project and Community Manager, Disruption Network Lab, EG/DE).

16:20-17:10 – CONVERSATION

Max Heywood (Transparency International Global Outreach and Advocacy Coordinator, UK/DE) and Stephan Ohme (Lawyer and Financial Expert, Transparency International Deutschland e.V., DE).

17:10 – 17:35 – FILM SCREENING: PINK HAIR WHISTLEBLOWER

Directed by Marc Silver (UK, 2018, 25 mins), featuring Christopher Wylie (Cambridge Analytica Whistleblower, CA/UK). English with English Subtitles. Trailer: https://vimeo.com/322376240.

17:50 – 18:30 – ARTIST TALK

Joana Moll (Artist and Researcher, Hangar, ES).

18:30 – 19:20 – CONVERSATION

Hadi Al Khatib (Founder and Director, The Syrian Archive, SY/DE) and Jasmina Metwaly (Artist and Filmmaker, EG/PL).

19:35 – 20:30 – CONVERSATION

Caroline Sinders (Machine Learning Designer/User Researcher, Artist, Digital Anthropologist, USA/DE) and Sarah Grant (Media Artist and Educator, Radical Networks, USA/DE) in conversation with Ruth Catlow (Co-Founder and Co-Artistic Director, Furtherfield, UK).

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