BORDERS ARE VIRTUALLY EVERYWHERE – WHAT IS IT TO RE-THINK MOVEMENT, TODAY?
People, data, goods, capital – everything is in motion in this period of turmoil. State borders are directing or redirecting all of this movement. Therefore, they determine whether social justice and alternative futures emerge – or not. What is it to make the power of state borders an issue of public scrutiny and debate? What is it to re-think movement, today? Berliner Gazette (BG) and Volksbühne at Rosa Luxemburg Platz invited researchers, activists, coders and journalists to search for answers. The BG Annual Conference, in 2016 entitled TACIT FUTURES, initiated fruitful discussions and collaborative processes among them. All documents are presented below: projects created at workshops, audios recorded at public talks and videos.
Videos, Projects, Audios
Moving with Migrants
27-10 | 8 p.m.: WHO CONTROLS MOVEMENT?
28-10 | 8 p.m.: WHO CLAIMS BORDERLESSNESS?
29-10 | 4 p.m.: WHO SHAPES FUTURES?
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Industries of prediction and margins of freedom
The politics of borders and money moves
Traces of movement and the question of rights
Care culture, drone war and mass mobility
Co-working, platform activism and refugees
Our crowd, our mission
The venue for the conference is Volksbühne (“People’s Platform”). The theater is located in Berlin’s city center Mitte on Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz (Rosa Luxemburg Square) in what was the GDR’s capital. It was named the most exciting stage in Germany („aufregendste Bühne Deutschlands“), attracting much press attention and establishing a reputation as one of the most provocative and experimental major theaters in contemporary Germany. This Open Street Map will help you to get there.
The organizer of the conference is Berliner Gazette (BG). As a nonprofit and nonpartisan team of journalists, researchers, artists and coders we analyze and test emerging cultural as well as political practices. For more than 15 years we have been publishing berlinergazette.de under a Creative Commons-License – with more than 900 contributors from all over the world – and also organizing annual conferences and editing books. Mail us your suggestions under: info(at)berlinergazette.de
Tickets (8,-/reduced 6,-) can be purchased via Volksbühne: 030-24065-777 | ticket(at)volksbuehne-berlin.de | or online here. One exception: Workshops require registration by October 4 under the following email: info(at)berlinergazette.de.
The conference language is English – after all, people from more than 20 countries are coming together.
German information about the conference please find here: http://berlinergazette.de/deutsch/tacit-futures
Debate online: Essays, interviews and reports covering the most pressing issues of the TACIT FUTURES debate are published in the Berliner Gazette (in German). With contributions by activists, thinkers and artists. Have a look here: berlinergazette.de