Conférences

Civil Society 4.0: Refugees and Digital Self Organization

HKW, Berlin, Germany
03 Mar 2016 - 05 Mar 2016

Refugee-Hackathon, © Lionel-Kreglinger/Berlin 2015

Self-organization has been essential for thousands of refugees arriving in Germany. In the last years, refugee´s organizations have been struggling for their right to stay, to move and to live in dignity.

Volunteers and supporters have been engaging to improve the newcomers´ living conditions. Together, refugees, volunteers and supporters build the new civil society of our times.

Digital tools are essential to keep self-organization going. What needs to be done today? What are the challenges to be solved? “Civil Society 4.0. – Refugees and Self-Organization” brings together refugees, volunteers, activists, digital developers, theorists and artists to develop strategies and critically reflect on the current situation.
The aim is to discuss problems and identify solutions, to analyze and visualize what’s missing. Working Groups with experts from different fields develop instruments for action. Learning Workshops transmit know-how of digital technologies and empowerment. The Refugee Hackathon will be carried on.

Refugees, volunteers, activists, and supporters from different backgrounds will come together for two and a half days at Haus der Kulturen der Welt to discuss, network and share their knowledge about digital self-organization.

To contribute to the congress, you don’t have to be a professional speaker or scientist // we are all experts of our own lives and experiences.

This congress is open to everyone!

“Civil Society 4.0 – Refugees and Digital Self Organization” takes place as part of 100 Years of Now.

In cooperation with Asyl-in.de, Chaos Computer Club Berlin e.V., Refugee Hackathon, Maptime Berlin, metroZones, Migration Hub, Refugee Emancipation e.V., reboot.fm, We Are Born Free! Empowerment Radio

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PROGRAMM:

2016, Thu, Mar 03

Opening: With Vassilis Tsianos, Brigitta Kuster and Fatuma Musa

Keynotes by
Vassilis Tsianos, Brigitta Kuster: Digital Tools and Migration
Fatuma Musa: Refugees empowerment and self-organization

Vassilis Tsianos Lecturer in Sociology and Migration Studies, University of Hamburg, Specialist for Sociocybernetics, Social Theory, Qualitative Social Research
Brigitta Kuster Artist, Cultural Researcher and Author, Interested in migration, transnational space, the representation of labor, gender and sexual identity
Fatuma Musa Motivational speaker for refugees in Germany

2016, Fri, Mar 04 and 2016, Sat, Mar 05

Refugee Hackathon: What digital tools are needed for self-organization?

Programmers, designers and people with knowledge about specific requirements work together.

Hosted by Anke and Daniel Domscheit-Berg

2016, Fri, Mar 04

Legal Status, Health, Arrival: Working groups and final presentations

Refugees, volunteers, activists, digital developers, theorists and artists gather to discuss tools and strategies for refugee’s self-organization.

2016, Fri, Mar 04

Digital self organisation tools – women’s perspectives

Learning Workshop: Hands on: Improve your skills, define practical strategies with experts and activists. Learning Workshops transmit know-how of digital technologies and empowerment.

With FrauenComputerZentrumBerlin e.V. (FCZB)

2016, Fri, Mar 04

Labor, Housing, Education: Working groups and final presentations

Refugees, volunteers, activists, digital developers, theorists and artists gather to discuss tools and strategies for refugee’s self-organization.

Three parallel workshops are working on the following themes: Labor, Housing / Living conditions, Education

2016, Fri, Mar 04

CryptoParty: How to make your communication safer?

Learning Workshop: Hands on: Improve your skills, define practical strategies with experts and activists. Learning Workshops transmit know-how of digital technologies and empowerment.

With Hadi Al-Khatib (Information security trainer) and others

2016, Fri, Mar 04

Concert: Habet Ogbamichael (tbc)

2016, Sat, Mar 05

We are born free! Empowerment Workshop

Learning Workshop: Hands on: Improve your skills, define practical strategies with experts and activists. Learning Workshops transmit know-how of digital technologies and empowerment.

With Bino Byansi Byakuleka

2016, Fri, Mar 04 and 2016, Sat, Mar 05

Refugee Hackathon: What digital tools are needed for self-organization?

Programmers, designers and people with knowledge about specific requirements work together.

Hosted by Anke and Daniel Domscheit-Berg

2016, Sat, Mar 05

Project Corner: Presentations of initiatives and digital tools

Presentations of initiatives and digital tools dealing with first aid for refugees, arrival situation, Volunteer’s Work and Databases

2016, Sat, Mar 05

Language and Communication, Social Life, Internet-access: Working groups and final presentations

Refugees, volunteers, activists, digital developers, theorists and artists gather to discuss tools and strategies for refugee’s self-organization.

Three parallel workshops are working on the following themes:
Language / Communication, Social Life, Internet Access

2016, Sat, Mar 05

Internet access in refugee’s homes

Learning Workshop: Hands on: Improve your skills, define practical strategies with experts and activists. Learning Workshops transmit know-how of digital technologies and empowerment.

With Refugee emancipation

2016, Sat, Mar 05

Kid’s Hackers Club

2016, Sat, Mar 05

Project Corner: Presentations of initiatives and digital tools

Presentations of initiatives and digital tools dealing with forms of narration, creativity, mapping, media, community

2016, Sat, Mar 05

Working groups: mapping, visibility and narratives, urban and digital space

Refugees, volunteers, activists, digital developers, theorists and artists gather to discuss tools and strategies for refugee’s self-organization.

Three parallel workshops are working on the following themes:
Mapping, Narration / Visibility, Urban and Digital Space

2016, Sat, Mar 05

Final Dicussion

Closing discussion with Daniel Domscheit-Berg, Bino Byansi Byakuleka, Refugee Emancipation, Diana McCarty and representatives of the working groups. Moderation: Silvia Fehrmann

 


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