DISRUPT THE SYSTEM NOT THE CLIMATE: Surveillance, Climate Change & Global Conflict

by 14 November 2019


DISRUPT THE SYSTEM NOT THE CLIMATE: Surveillance, Climate Change & Global Conflict




Disruption Network Lab


Berlin (DE)



DISRUPT THE SYSTEM NOT THE CLIMATE is Disruption Network Lab’s closing event of 2019, which wraps up the 2019 conference series ‘The Art of Exposing Injustice’, as well as the first year of the Activation community programme.

Following previous conferences on exposing pervasive forms of control and investigating ways to produce technological and political awareness, the programme involves the Berlin-based Digitale Freiheit (Digital Freedom) collective and Australian journalist and OSINT researcher Michael Cruickshank. The talks will address respectively counter-surveillance techniques and the right to privacy as well as how climate change is intertwined with political conflicts. After the talks, the privacy-electropunk band “Systemabsturz” will perform live!

The programme of the evening is curated by Tatiana Bazzichelli & Lieke Ploeger.

Programme – Starting from 19:30

  • Presentation by Digitale Freiheit on their interventions against mass surveillance and facial recognition at the Südkreuz station in Berlin

  • OSINT for the Anthropocene Epoch: talk by Michael Cruickshank on how the field of open-source intelli-gence (OSINT) can be applied to the numerous emerging conflicts caused by the accelerating climate crisis

  • Workshop by Michael Cruickshank on OSINT research related to climate crisis

  • Live set: Systemabsturz – privacy-electropunk band

  • Bar open until midnight




Entrance is free, but donations to support their work are welcome

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