Disruption Network Lab: Pause / Play: Culture under Pressure

Thu, 25.4.24, 6.00 pm Type: Talk Languages: English Location: nGbK am Alex Address: Karl-Liebknecht-Str. 11/13, 10178 Berlin Admission: free Organizer: Disruption Network Lab

The Disruption Network Lab is a Berlin-based non-profit organisation working at the intersection of art, technology and society since 2014. The conference and community programme „Decoding Agency“ presents strategies for social and political justice that use digital technologies to create artistic interventions, social awareness and political critique. The programme focuses on the connection between art and digital culture, which raises important social issues such as the inclusion of migrants in urban citizenship, new dynamics of whistleblowing and the challenges of digital authoritarianism (key themes for 2024). Our community programme reflects these themes and connects spaces and members of Berlin’s digital arts and culture scene.
The first Community Meetup of 2024, Pause / Play: Culture under Pressure, will be realised in cooperation with Kulturschafft e.V. (Berlin) and Untitled Tbilisi (Tbilisi - Berlin) and presents activities that were part of the project Pause / Play: Culture under Pressure, as well as address current socio- political issues in the South Caucasus. Overall the evening programme will focus on presenting cultural and artistic tactics and strategies of self-organisation in the region of South Caucasus and challenges of integration in Georgia, Armenia and Germany.

The programme will consist of a zine launch and a public talk, that will present the issues that arose from the project “Pause / Play: Culture under Pressure”. The project captures the intricate dynamics of the contemporary art and culture scene in the (post)pandemic era, interwoven with political repressions, wars and transitions in Eastern Europe and South Caucasus. The project started in 2022 in Tbilisi, Georgia and continued in Yerevan, Armenia in 2023. The second public talk of the evening will bring together art and queer organizations from the South Caucasus region. The speakers will be sharing their own experiences in community-building during turbulent times, and speaking out about the importance of regional solidarity. 

More info: https://www.disruptionlab.org/