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Tue 29 March 2016, 19:00 – 22:00 CEST
Urban Knights provokes and promotes practical approaches to urban governance and city living by bringing together people who are actively producing alternatives to our given city infrastructures, norms and perceptions.
To date Urban Knights has taken place in Dublin, Berlin and Vienna with speakers from across Europe, US, India and Australia presenting their work and workshops covering topics such as Unpleasant Design, Feral Trade and Internet Politics.
The March 2016 edition of Urban Knights, Berlin focuses on collective and craft practices within urban contexts, with a focus on crowdwork and crowdsourcing platforms for design, collective urban activism and the nuances of setting up your own digital craft studio.
Drawing together speakers from the fields of journalism and design, culture and urban planning and sonic hardware each speaker will present for 10-mins with the conversation focusing on production cycles, design motivations and different forms of collaborative development from the studio table to the community setting.
Florian Alexander Schmidt [DE]
Independent researcher, journalist and designer speaks about the implications of crowdwork and crowdfunding platforms within the design industry
André Gonçalves [PT]
Musician, artist, developer and co-founder of the sonic instrument studio ADDAC System presents on the realities of setting up your own craft based company and lessons learnt from the past seven years
Kerem Halbrecht [IL/DE]
Founder and co-Director of 72 Hr Urban Action, cultural planner and curator working on projects in the public realm, discusses the potentials and limitations of rapid forms of collective activism in the city