Theater, Performance und Tanz in Hamburg - Kampnagel

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Internationales Sommerfestival 2022
Future of Code Politics II:

Technologies of Radical Care – Eröffnung

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Theory / digital / Wheelchair users
  • In English or Spanish spoken language with translation into English & German spoken language (only available on site at Kampnagel), live captions in German & English (available on site and in the live stream) and automated translations into Oromo & Luganda written language (only available in the stream & recordings) & Mixe (only available in the recording). The performance on Sunday at 18:00 has an audio description in German spoken language, which is only available on site at Kampnagel.

    The conference is free of charge, for participating on site at Kampnagel, please register via webshop.

  • Fri, 19.08.2022 17:30 [also Online]
    Kampnagel – P1 Tickets

A conference on the relationship between new technologies and radical care.

The care crisis has been much discussed in the pandemic. It is in line with many other social crises and a natural system on the verge of collapse. "Care" has become the buzzword for many socio-political discussions. At the same time, the state of emergency of the health and social welfare systems, of nature and social coexistence, is often met with hope in new technological possibilities. Such technologies are regularly developed with the aim of making people, the environment and society more efficient. Software systems are then used to optimize processes and thereby control society, nature and people. A system of power and dependencies is thereby codified and disguised in software code. But what if we decided to think of our present and future centering the care for people and the environment rather than focusing on technical control and efficiency?

Over three days, THE FUTURE OF CODE POLITICS II - TECHNOLOGIES OF RADICAL CARE invites scholars, activists and artists from around the world to discuss these questions. They will present queerfeminist, decolonial, anti-racist and anti-ableist perspectives on current technologies of care - and suggest how they might look different in the future.

The programme was made in collaboration with J. Khadijah Abdurahman (We Be Imagining), Gracen Brilmyer (Disability Archives Lab), Lucía Egaña (Musea MAMI), Joana Varon (Coding Rights), Lorena Jaume-Palasí (The Ethical Tech Society) and Lena Kollender. It will be moderated by journalist and author of “Radikale Zärtlichkeit” (Radical Tenderness), Şeyda Kurt.

Download the digital program book with the complete 3-day program HERE.

PROGRAM Friday, 19.08. / Opening

Opening & Welcome
with Lena Kollender & Şeyda Kurt

18:00 - 19:00
Opening Panel: The Future of Code Politics - Technologies of Radical Care

with J. Khadijah Abdurahman, Gracen Brilmyer, Lucía Egaña, Joana Varon, Lorena Jaume-Palasí & Lena Kollender
Moderation: Şeyda Kurt.

Bodies are restricted by cultural ideas of space and time. These ideas of space and time create the rural, the urban and the digital public spaces. There is more data about people of color in the criminal databases than in the health sector. Databases constructed and used mainly by white experiences and thinking do not represent the experiences and ways of creation of BIPoC communities. For speakers of indigenous languages it is seldom possible to access technologically mediated public spaces in their own languages and with their own rules. Public spaces centered around abled bodies, are full of (technological) fences for disabled people. And who is not seen, is not cared for. But not all the ways in which we document and see are caring.

The opening panel brings together the curation team of this conference in a hybrid setting, using both digital and physical spaces. They open up an asynchronous conversation with recorded video messages and questions, mixed with live reactions and conversations. The session will provide a guiding overview of the themes and questions that will be raised in the course of the 2,5 days of the event. With video messages by surprise guests from around the world.


Gracen Brilmyer (they/them) is a Disabled researcher working at the intersection of feminist disability studies and archival studies. Their work investigates the erasure of disabled people in archives primarily within the history of natural history museums and colonial histories as well as how disabled people experience themselves in archival material. With a background in design and digital archives, they are the founder of the Disability Archives Lab which hosts multi-disciplinary projects and research initiatives that center the politics of disability, how disabled people are affected by archival representation, and how to imagine archival futures that are centered around disabled desires. They are currently working on The Labour of Belonging, a research project that uses interviews with disabled archivists to investigate ableism in the archival profession, and The Crip Futures Archive, a collaborative digital platform for disabled people to archive themselves. They are currently assistant professor at McGill University, and their work has been published in journals such as Archival Science, Archivaria, and The Journal of Feminist Scholarship. For more:

J. Khadijah Abdurahman (they/them/any) is an abolitionist whose research focus is predictive analytics in the New York City child welfare system and tech in the Horn of Africa. They are the founder of We Be Imagining, a public interest technology project at Columbia University’s INCITE Center and The American Assembly’s Democracy and Trust Program. WBI draws on the Black radical tradition to develop public technology through infusing academic discourse with the performance arts in partnership with community based organizations. Khadijah co-founded the Otherwise School: Tools and Techniques of Counter-Fascism alongside Sucheta Ghoshal’s Inquilab at the University of Washington, HCDE. They’ve most recently guest edited Logic Magazine: Beacons and ACM Interactions: Unmaking Democracy. Their most recent writings can be found in The Funambulist and Columbia’s Law and Race Journal.

Joana Varon is a Brazilian, with Colombian ancestry, and a nomad’s heart, Joana is a feminist researcher and activist focused on bringing decolonial Latin American perspectives in the search of feminist techno-political frameworks for shaping the development, deployment, and usages of technologies. She is the Founder Directress and Creative Chaos Catalyst at Coding Rights; Technology and Human Rights Fellow at the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy from Harvard Kennedy School and affiliated to the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University. Former Mozilla Media Fellow, believing in art, creativity, and coding as tools for revolutions, she is co-creator of several creative projects operating in the interplay between activism, arts, and technologies, such as,,, #SaferSisters, #SaferSisters, Safer Nudes, From Devices to Bodies, among others. More on @CodingRights and @joana_varon.

Lena Kollender (she/her) is a dramaturge and curator for theatre, performance, dance and discourse. She studied literature, theatre studies and dramaturgy in Berlin, Paris and Hamburg. From 2013 to 2021, she worked for the Kampnagel International Summer Festival in Hamburg, where she was involved in the last edition of THE FUTURE OF CODE POLITICS, as well as numerous artistic projects and discourse formats. Since the beginning of 2022 she has been working as a dramaturge at Sophiensaele Berlin. In her spare time she is also an activist for reproductive justice.

Lorena Jaume-Palasí is a researcher and activist working in the field of technology and ethics. Lorena is member of the International Advisory Board of the Panel for the Future of Science and Technology (STOA) of the European Parliament. 2020 the government of her home country Spain appointed her to the National Council on Artificial Intelligence. She is currently involved in the nonprofit “non-organization” she initiated, The Ethical Tech Society. There, she focuses on issues of public interest and practices of power at the intersection of technology, ethics and regulation. As a co-founder of the Algorithm- Watch initiative, she received the Theodor Heuss Medal in 2018 “for her contribution to a differentiated view of algorithms and their mechanisms of action.”

Lucia Egaña Rojas is a Chilean artist who currently lives in Barcelona. In addition to her artistic practice, she also works in writing, research, teaching, and audiovisual production. Her work problematizes the relationship between high and low culture, high-tech and low-fi, public and private space, and the relationship between North and South. She studied visual arts in Chile, and did a master’s degree in creative documentary and a PhD in post-pornography in Spain. She is part of Instituto de Estudios del Porno, Cooperativa de técnicas, Musea M.A.M.I., Pluriversidad Nómada among other collectives. At the same time, she is developing two research projects, besides embroideries, videos and performances. For more:

Şeyda Kurt is a freelance journalist, book author and moderator. She studied philosophy and Romance languages and literature in Cologne and Bordeaux, and cultural journalism at the University of the Arts in Berlin. In her non-fiction bestseller “Radikale Zärtlichkeit - Warum Liebe politisch ist” (Radical Tenderness - Why Love is Political), she explores norms of love and forms of relationships in the force field of capitalism, patriarchy and colonialism. She was awarded the 2021 Grimme Online Award as part of the team for her contribution to the Spotify Original Podcast 190220 - A Year After Hanau. Şeyda Kurt speaks and writes about local and international politics, leftist feminism, culture and cultural politics, and new visions of togetherness.

CO-CURATION J. Khadijah Abdurahman, Gracen Brilmyer, Lucia Egaña, Joana Varon

CONCEPT & CURATION Lorena Jaume-Palasí, Lena Kollender

PRODUCTION LEAD Production (Lea Connert, Dana Tucker, Carolina Brinkmann).

FUNDED BY the Fonds Darstellende Künste with funds from the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media within the framework of NEUSTART KULTUR

IN COOPERATION with the Nemetschek Foundation & the Hans Böckler Foundation

WITH THE SUPPORT OF Wikimedia Deutschland - Gesellschaft zur Förderung Freien Wissens e. V.

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