Speakers & Times
Internet Age Media
Joanna Moll
Hito Steyerl
Throughout the day, three guest speakers will take the stage to talk about their work and ideas on design as a space for sceptical optimism. From utopian dreaming and experimental film to interface deconstruction, they embody a wide range of disciplines and approaches that converge on conceptualising design as a powerful tool for interrogating current societal conditions and searching for better futures - possible worlds.

Steryl’s film ‘How Not To Be Seen’ will be screening all day in Exhibition Room 1 as well as an installation of Moll‘s also be displaying work in the exhibition rooms throughout the day too, so don’t forget to check those out. Scroll down for more information on the individual speakers.
SCHEDULE
10 : 20 - 11 : 40
Utopia: Inventing The Future
Internet Age Media
12 : 20 - 13 : 20
Critical Imaginings
Joanna Moll
14 : 40 - 16 : 00
The Interrogative Image
Hito Steyerl
16 : 20 - 18 : 00
Panel Discussion
Chaired by Daniel can der Velden

Internet Age Media

10 : 20 - 11 : 40
Utopia: Inventing The Future

About
Lucy and Andres are the co-founders of Internet Age Media. Through Internet Age Media they explore ideas of the future with regard to the internet at the intersection of media, learning and the arts. As firm believers in the power of collective dreaming as a practical tool, they believe that Utopias are not useless stories but rather hold the potential to guide us in collectively creating better futures. With imagination and skepticism they can evolve beyond contemporary dreams to help us navigate the uncertainty of our times.

Joanna Moll

12 : 20 - 13 : 20
Utopia: Critical Imaginings

About
Joana is a Barcelona based artist and researcher. Her work critically explores the way design enforced post-capitalist narratives affect the alphabetization of machines, humans and ecosystems. Her key research topics include Internet materiality, surveillance, online tracking and critical studies of interfaces. She is the co-founder of the Critical Interface Politics Research Group and HANGAR where she runs workshops to encourage young artists to engage with these issues through the means of design.

Hito Steyerl

14 : 40 - 16 : 00
The Interrogative Image

About
Hito is a visual artist and writer as well as a professor of New Media Art at the Berlin University of the Art and co-foundeder of the Research Center for Proxy Politics. Her art extrapolates the essay form as an open-ended means of speculation. Exploring issues from migration, multiculturalism and globalization, her current focus is on the effects of the proliferation of images in our rapidly growing information society. Hito’s work is reflective on the discipline itself, addressing the militarization and the corporatization of the art world.