Theater, Performance und Tanz in Hamburg - Kampnagel

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Internationales Sommerfestival 2021
The Future of Code Politics – Tag 3:

u.a. mit Nnedi Okorafor, Kate Crawford, Indigenous AI, M.A.M.I., CodingRights

  • © Clarote
digital / Theory / Wheelchair users / Online
  • Sun, 15.08.2021 12:00 [also Online]
    Kampnagel – P1

New visions and futures for artificial intelligence, algorithms and codes.

The debate about artificial intelligence, technologies, codes and algorithmic systems in Europe usually centers around questions of efficiency and technical progressiveness – rarely we talk about resilience and sustainability in this context. At the same time, it is not only since the pandemic that we realize how these technologies have a massive impact on social systems, policies, societal processes and our coexistence as communities. They create new realities and entrench old structures that we thought had long been abolished. Technologies, it is now well known, can discriminate, they have ecological costs, they are entrenched in (neo-)colonial structures, and the monopoly of power over our data lies with big tech companies. These technologies form infrastructures that form our lives for the future and sustainably determine the conditions of our societies.

The 3-day focus THE FUTURE OF CODE POLITICS highlights new perspectives on those technologies and their socio-political implications and focuses on protagonists who critically deal with these opaque structures. The invited speakers and artists point out the social and planetary costs of the technological infrastructures that surround us every day, and work on the decolonization of technologies, as well as on trans- and queerfeminist, indigenous or africainfuturist visions for artificial intelligence, algorithms and codes.

The program is created in cooperation with the founder of the Ethical Tech Society Lorena Jaume-Palasí, the activist and technology sociologist Fiona Krakenbürger and in collaboration with the globally networked initiatives CodingRights (Joana Varon), Musea M.A.M.I. (Lucía Egaña Rojas) and Indigenous AI (Suzanne Kite).

Digital program flyer for download HERE.



M.A.M.I. is an online museum inaugurated in the speculative year 3021 in celebration of the fall of patriarchy, which started on February 19, 2052. It is an advanced collective technology that emerged from technofeminisms rooted in Latin America/Abya Yala. Walking across M.A.M.I virtual galleries, we can appreciate a series of artworks and archeological pieces produced by feminists in response to the now extinct and distant patriarchal violence, which, by the 20th and 21st century acquired several forms, such as racism, lesbophobia, fatphobia, colonialism, sexism, transphobia, among others. M.A.M.I. is a Spanish word, but the acronym of M.A.M.I. can take different forms and interpretations: Museum of Art from Melting Injustices; Museum of Archeology of Misoginous Injuries; Memorial of Ancestral Messy Interactions; Museum of Art from Mistic Irreverence; Museum Against Machism Indigestion and so forward. More on


12:00 / 120 min. / workshop live at Kampnagel
Set in a fictional year 3021, this workshop guides participants to think collectively and to name expressions of the old and extinct patriarchal violence. Recalling feminist strength and creativity by visiting feminist pieces of art and activism from the past millennial, participants will also contribute to the curation of M.A.M.I collection from a non-European perspective. The workshop will be facilitated by Lucía Egaña Rojas and Clarote.


15:00 / 60 min. / hybrid panel with participants on and site via livestream at P1 & online
A conversation with feminist artists and activists from the year 3021 that bring their experiences about how it is to live in a post-patriarchal future, toghether they are celebrating the launch of the M.A.M.I. museum. And they will answer the most pressing questions of our present in the 2st century. Think of all the questions you would like to ask your descendants: How is it to live in a world in which racist patriarchy does not exist anymore? What values persist? Who rules? Which tech is most prominent? Does the Internet still exist? How do they communicate? How did they manage to overcome Climate Change? With Lucía Egaña, Neema Iyer, Constanza Figueroa, Loreto “Maka” Bravo and Joana Varon.



16:30 / 60 Min. / streaming at P1 & online
The Nigerian-American author and one of the most important representatives of Africanfuturism and Africanjujuism, Nnedi Okorafor, is known worldwide among other things for her novels WHO FEARS DEATH (currently being adapted by HBO as a TV series), the BINTI trilogy, and her work for Marvel's BLACK PANTHER: LONG LIVE THE KING and WAKANDA FOREVER. Kate Crawford is one of the leading international researchers on the social, political, and environmental impacts of artificial intelligence and author of the recently published ATLAS OF AI. Kate's work also includes award winning, collaborative art projects EXCAVATING.AI and critical visual design ANATOMY OF AN AI SYSTEM that have been acquired by renowned houses such as the Museum of Modern Art in New York and the V&A Museum in London. To close the conference, Nnedi and Kate engage in a conversation on their latest books REMOTE CONTROL and ATLAS OF AI, the relationship between nature and technology and how culture dictates the use of technology.


18:00 / 40 min. incl. Q&A hybrid panel with participants on site and via livestream at P1 & online
A closing panel with the co-curators of this conference, Lorena Jaume-Palasí, Fiona Krakenbürger, Joana Varon (CodingRights/M.A.M.I.), Lucía Egaña Rojas (Musea M.A.M.I.), Suzanne Kite (Indigenous AI, canceled due to illness), Lena Kollender (Summer Festival) and Lucía Egaña Rojas (Musea M.A.M.I.).

Program Day 1 (Aug 13th) with, among others, Vanessa Nakate, Timnit Gebru, Indigenous AI,...

Program Day 2 (Aug 14th) with, among others, Indigenous AI, Nnedi Okorafor, Kate Crawford,...

  • In collaboration with: Lucía Egaña Rojas (Musea M.A.M.I.), Suzanne Kite (Indigenous AI), Joana Varon (CodingRights)
  • Concept & curation: Lorena Jaume-Palasí, Lena Kollender, Fiona Krakenbürger
  • English Subtitles: Substream
  • Stage Management: Finja Zlim
  • Online Coordination: Sophie Blomen

IN COOPERATION with Allianz Kulturstiftung, Nemetschek Stiftung and the Gunda-Werner-Institut in the Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung.
WITH THE SUPPORT OF Wikimedia Deutschland – Association for the Promotion of Free Knowledge.

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