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DATA CITIES: Smart Technologies, Tracking and Human Rights

by 25 September 2020

DATA CITIES: Smart Technologies, Tracking and Human Rights

Artist

various

Commissioner

Disruption Network Lab

Location

Berlin (DE)

Format

conference

The use of smart technologies and tracking apps has become part of a crucial debate during the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as the problematic controversies surrounding data protection. As technology becomes embedded within everyday objects, the dynamics of city systems and lifestyles are evolving from linear approaches to real-time sensory exchanges with feedback data across city services, operations, bodies, and activities.

The 20th conference of the Disruption Network Lab (Part II of Tactics of Empowerment), curated by Tatiana Bazzichelli & Mauro Mondello, focuses on smart city visions for the future, addressing the implications of new data policies, as well as analysing the unintended negative consequences of tracking and surveillance to our privacy and freedom.

All videos from DATA CITIES are available below:

SCHEDULE

PRE-EVENTS

Thursday, September 3 · 2020

16:30-19:00 – WORKSHOP

Subvertising for Data Cities · with StealThisPoster & Special Patrol Group · Kunstblock & Beyond · at Supermarkt

Thursday, September 24 · 2020

19:00-22:00 – GERMAN PREMIERE + Q&A: iHUMAN

iHUMAN · Film Documentary · Event in partnership with the Human Rights Film Festival Berlin, at BUFA Studios, followed by a film talk with Tonje Hessen Schei (Film Director, Producer and Screenwriter, NO)

 

CONFERENCE

Friday, September 25 · 2020

16:00 – DOORS OPEN

16:30 · INTRO

Tatiana Bazzichelli (Artistic Director & Founder, Disruption Network Lab, IT/DE) & Lieke Ploeger (Community Director, Disruption Network Lab, NL/DE).

16:40—18:00 · KEYNOTE: Reclaiming Data Cities: Fighting for the Future We Really Want

Denis “Jaromil” Roio (Digital Social Innovation Expert, Software Artisan & Ethical Hacker, IT) & Julia Kloiber (Managing Director at Superrr Lab and Partner at Ashoka Germany, DE). Moderated by Daniel Irrgang (Research Fellow, Weizenbaum Institute for the Networked Society, DE).

18:45—20:45 · PANEL: Making Cities Smart for Us: Subverting Tracking & Surveillance

Eva Blum-Dumontet (Senior Researcher on Privacy and Social and Economics Rights, UK), River Honer (Web Developer at Expedition Grundeinkommen, Anti-Capitalist Tech Activist, Member of Anti Eviction Map Project, US/DE), Andreas Zingerle (Media Artist, Department of Linguistic, Literary and Aesthetic Studies, University of Bergen, AT/NO), Linda Kronman (PhD Candidate, Department of Linguistic, Literary and Aesthetic Studies, University of Bergen, FI/NO). Moderated by Tatiana Bazzichelli (Director, Disruption Network Lab, IT/DE).

Saturday, September 26 · 2020

16:00 — DOORS OPEN

16:30—18:00 · KEYNOTE: Worlds Less Travelled: Mega-Cities, AI & Critical Sci-Fi

Liam Young (Film Director, Architect and Designer, AU/US), Tonje Hessen Schei (Film Director, Producer, and Screenwriter, NO). Respondent: Anna Ramskogler-Witt (Artistic Director, Human Rights Film Festival Berlin, DE). Moderated by Mauro Mondello (Investigative Journalist, IT) & Lucia Conti (Communication Expert at UNIDO, Editor in Chief at Il Mitte, IT/DE).

18:45—20:45 · PANEL: Citizens for Digital Sovereignty: Shaping Inclusive & Resilient Cities

Elizabeth Calderón Lüning (Associate Researcher, Weizenbaum Institute for the Networked Society, Research Group Inequality & Digital Sovereignty. DE), Rafael Heiber (Co-founder & CEO, Common Action Forum, BR/DE), Alexandre Monnin (Head of the “Strategy and Design for the Anthropocene”, Master of Science at ESC Clermont Business School, FR), Moderated by Lieke Ploeger (Community Director, Disruption Network Lab, NL/DE).

Sunday, September 27 · 2020

14:15 – DOORS OPEN

14:30 · INTRO

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

14:45—15:15 · ARTIST TALK · Google Maps Hacks

Simon Weckert (Artist & Designer, DE)

15:15—17:45 · WORKSHOPS

  • Workshop 1: Smash your filter bubble!
    with Leonardo Sanna (PhD Fellow, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, IT) and Salvatore Romano (Graduate student in Social Psychology, University of Padova, IT) of the tracking.exposed project.

  • Workshop 2: Visualizing Control – A Critical Mapping Workshop
    with River Honer (Web Developer at Expedition Grundeinkommen, Anti-Capitalist Tech Activist, Member of Anti Eviction Map Project, US/DE).

  • Workshop 3: Reuse, Recycle, Repair – Hacking waste management for the smart city
    with: Felipe Schmidt Fonseca (Activist, Free/Open Advocate and Researcher, OpenDoTT project, BR/DE).

  • Workshop 4: Citizen manifesto on data cities
    with Elizabeth Calderón Lüning (Associate Researcher, Weizenbaum Institute for the Networked Society, Research Group Inequality & Digital Sovereignty. DE). Concept: Fieke Jansen (PhD Candidate at the Data Justice Lab, NL/UK).

18:30—19:30 · COLLECTIVE CLOSING

Photo Courtesy of the organisation

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