[spectre] Civil Society 4.0 – Refugees and Digital Self-Organization

Diana McCarty diana.mccarty at gmail.com
Wed Mar 2 19:15:19 CET 2016

Civil Society 4.0 – Refugees and Digital Self-Organization
March 3 – 5, 2016

Haus der Kulturen der Welt

Self-organization has been essential for thousands of refugees
arriving in Germany. In recent years, refugee organizations have been
struggling for their right to stay, to move and to live in dignity.
Volunteers and supporters have been working to improve the newcomers’
living conditions. Together, refugees, volunteers and supporters build
the new civil society of our times.

Digital tools are essential to keep self-organization going. What
needs to be done today? What are the challenges to be solved? Civil
Society 4.0 – Refugees and Self-Organization brings together refugees,
volunteers, activists, digital developers, theorists and artists to
develop strategies and critically reflect on the current situation.

The aim is to discuss problems and identify solutions, to analyze and
visualize what’s missing. Working Groups with experts from different
fields develop instruments for action, presented in public at the end
of the sessions. Learning Workshops convey digital skills. The Refugee
Hackathon will be continued.

Public Program: Civil Society 4.0 – Refugees and Digital Self-Organization

Thursday, March 3rd 18:00

Opening and Keynotes

Fatuma Musa: Newcomers empowerment, internet and self-organization
Vassilis Tsianos, Brigitta Kuster: Digital Tools and Migration
(English with simultaneous translation to Arabic and Farsi)

- Fatuma Musa (refugee-to-refugee empowerment and refugee to
non-refugee relations)

- Brigitta Kuster (artist, cultural researcher and author, interested
in migration, transnational space, the representation of labor, gender
and sexual identity)

- Vassilis Tsianos (lecturer in sociology and migration studies,
University of Hamburg, specialist for socio-cybernetics, social
theory, &  qualitative social research)

Saturday, March 5th 19:00

Closing discussion with Chaos Computer Club Berlin, Daniel
Domscheit-Berg, Bino Byansi Byakuleka, Diana McCarty, Refugee
Emancipation, Manuela Bojadzijev, metroZones and representatives of
the working groups and learning workshops. Moderation: Silvia Fehrmann

Public Program: No registration needed

Live Broadcast on reboot.fm 88.4 FM Berlin & 90.7 FM Potsdam

Livestream provided by Voice Republic

Organized by Haus der Kulturen der Welt
In cooperation with Asyl-in.de, Chaos Computer Club Berlin e.V.,
Refugee Hackathon, Maptime Berlin, metroZones, Migration Hub, Refugee
Emancipation e.V., reboot.fm, We Are Born Free! Empowerment Radio

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