[rohrpost] DISRUPTIVE FRIDAYS: live every Friday at 5pm Berlin time

Tatiana Bazzichelli tbazz at disruptiv.biz
Di Mär 31 18:00:54 CEST 2020

Dear all,

this Friday April 3, Disruption Network Lab is launching a new programme

DISRUPTIVE FRIDAYS, live every Friday at 5pm Berlin time. The first
conversation will involve Marc Garrett (Furtherfield), Cassie Thornton
(Feminist Economics Department), Ela Kagel (Supermarkt Berlin) and
myself (Disruption Network Lab).

We will share ideas for creative solutions and resistance to the
isolation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. What are our strategies to
keep working with art and culture when our contexts of sharing are so
limited? What can we learn from this situation to generate new forms of
collective care?


When we named our organisation "Disruption Network Lab" we would never
have imagined that disruption would turn out the way we are experiencing
it. In the course of the past years we have invited people that disrupt
and challenge closed systems from within. In a moment in which we are
all experiencing a deep closure, Disruptive Fridays becomes an
opportunity to foster even more critical thinking. During these
conversations we will address topics related to art, hacktivism,
whistleblowing, social justice and collective care in times of Corona.

Follow us live on Friday April 3rd at 5pm on our website
(www.disruptionlab.org), Twitter (@disruptberlin) or Facebook.



Ela Kagel  (Digital Strategist and Founder of SUPERMARKT Berlin, DE).
Ela Kagel specialises in the intersection of society, technology and
economy. Since the 1990s she has produced media art exhibitions,
designed spaces for cultural exchange and helped establish digital
platforms, networks and communities. From 2009 to 2011 she was program
curator for the transmediale festival in Berlin. Central to Ela’s
practice is supporting bottom-up initiatives deeply rooted in particular
communities of practice. In 2010 Ela co-founded SUPERMARKT, an
independent hub for digital culture and collaborative economy. Since
2018, Ela is also board member of RChain Europe, a technology
cooperative based in Berlin.

Marc Garrett (Co-director & Co-founder, Furtherfield, London, UK).
Marc Garrett is codirector and cofounder, together with Ruth Catlow, of
the arts online collective Furtherfield, with two physical venues, a
gallery, and a commons lab, all situated in Finsbury Park, London. He
curated the major exhibition "Monsters of the Machine: Frankenstein in
the 21st Century", at Laboral, Spain in 2017. In 2017 he copublished
"Artists Re:thinking the Blockchain" with Ruth Catlow, Nathan Jones, and
Sam Skinner. He is in the process of completing his PhD at the
University of London, Birkbeck College.

Cassie Thornton (Artist, Feminist Economics Department, UK)
Cassie Thornton is an artist working under the title of the Feminist
Economics Department (the FED), in collusion with Strike Debt. Her work
investigates and reveals the impact of governmental and economic systems
on public affect, behavior, and unconscious, with a focus on debt and
security. Cassie Thornton received a MFA from California College of the
Arts and a BFA from University of Wisconsin-Madison. She recently
launched The Hologram, an artwork about collective health care

Tatiana Bazzichelli (Founder and Director, Disruption Network Lab)
Tatiana Bazzichelli is founder and artistic director of the Disruption
Network Lab, an organisation in Berlin working on information
technology, network culture, hacktivism and whistleblowing. In 2011-2014
she was programme curator at transmediale festival, where she developed
the year-round initiative reSource transmedial culture berlin and
curated several conference events, workshops and installations. She has
been appointed jury member for the Hauptstadtkulturfonds (Capital
Cultural Fund) by the German Federal Government and Berlin for the
funding years 2019-2020.
Tatiana Bazzichelli // Artistic Director
Disruption Network Lab
Twitter: @disruptberlin // @t_bazz
PGP: disruptionlab.org/pgp

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