On September 27 and 28, re:publica – Europe’s largest annual Internet and digital society conference – will host its nationwide Sequencer Tour at Tangent Gallery (715 East Milwaukee Ave) in Detroit. Check out this trailer.
Founded in 2007 in Berlin, Germany, re:publica is a community-driven event that aims to provide a platform for digital expression, discussing current issues of digital society and envisioning the future.
Co-curated by Tiff Massey, Lauren Rossi, Dimitri Hegemann, Jessica Robinson, Karen Prater Jasmine and Maria LaLonde, re:publica Detroit’s keynote speeches, performances, workshops, panels and more focus on the topic of ACCESS to arts and culture, mobility and urban space, and work and the new economy. The goal is to create dialogue around who receives access to creative expression, economic opportunity, and urban mobility in an age of digitalization.
Conference Topics Include:
Access Ain’t the Issue: The Failure of Placemaking in Detroit, an opening keynote address by Lauren Hood
Where Do We Go From Here? A Cross-Continental Odyssey to the Future with Ingrid LaFleur, Will Senyo, Armen Avenassian
- Water is a Human Right!, an action roundtable with Monica Lewis-Patrick, Peter Hammer, Piper Carter, Tawana Petty and Michael Fritz.
Surveillance Doesn’t Make Us Safer, a panel discussion with Janice Gates, Eric Williams, Marie Bröckling, Tawana Petty, and Katie Hearn
Art for Social Impact, a panel discussion with Tiff Massey, Andreas Görgen, Rochelle Riley, Nora Al-Badri and Brandon Colvin
Accessing All Abilities – New Mobility Options for Equity & Access, a panel discussion with Diana Nucera, Mark de La Vergne, Falk Bothe, Jamie D. Junior, and Jessica Robinson
Inclusive vs. Smart: How Creatives are Impacted by Urban Design, a talk by Cézanne Charles
- Salt City – A Techno Choreopoem, a dance theater work written by poet Jessica Care moore, directed and choreographed by Aku Kadogo
re:publica Detroit is part of the Detroit Month of Design. Entrance is free.
Register free here!
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