Towards the Democratic Control of Movement | Workshops, Talks, Performances + Cooking | Volksbühne at Rosa-Luxemburg Platz | Berlin | 27-29/10/16
Borders and infrastructure enable or disable the movement of humans and goods, data and money. Therefore, both sites catalyze the future of human togetherness – either fostering equality or aggravating inequality. Can the decisions about the control of movement and thus about the future of society – can these decisions that are often made behind closed doors become a democratic project? BG (Berliner Gazette) and Volksbühne at Rosa Luxemburg Platz invite activists, researchers, coders and journalists to search for answers. The BG Annual Conference, this year entitled TACIT FUTURES, will initiate discussions and collaborative processes tackling the democratic control of movement.
Jennifer Kamau (International Women’s Space) and Sinam Mohammad (People Council For Western Kurdistan) tbc, will present their struggles. They will take the Federation of Northern Syria – Rojava as a starting point. A de facto autonomous region originating in three self-governing cantons in northern Syria, the Rojavan government and society are based on principles of direct democracy, gender equality, sustainability and polyethnicity.
Is global capital borderless? Can we think borders before and beyond the play of capital? In this Public Talk the TACIT FUTURES conference will explore these questions with Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak (photo above). The philosopher will touch gender, the world, the globe; and she will attempt to look at the word “planet,” in the gravity of its many imperatives in space and time.
Venue: 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.
Organizer: 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