Karten & Commons Die Stadt im Plattformkapitalismus

With: Jochen Becker, Ulrike Haß, Jan Lemitz, Boris Michael, Klaus Ronneberger, Michael Seemann, Laura Strack a.o.

The city becomes a data generator, and this two-day laboratory asks for possible critical intervention into current urban devel- opment dynamics. Artists, scientists and activists scrutinise platform capitalism and present opportunities for a demo- cratic urban society with urban and digital commons.

MAY 24
11 am until 1 pm
Boris Michel
Critical Mapping of the City

Modern cartography is a state science, an instrument used to produce and expand territory. Maps are powerful texts, they structure through situation. Critical cartography employs ideology criticism on the one hand. On the other hand, it searches for new ways of opening maps for as-yet disenfranchised protagonists, contentsand practices. The contribution wants to first introducevisitors to the power of maps, followed by the discussion of examples of critical mapping of urban spaces.

2 pm until 5 pm
Ulrike Haß and Laura Strack
Theatre As the Space for Urban
Community Building

With examples from Naples, Athens and Skopje, alternative organisational forms of cultural institutions in the sense of urban participation policies will be introduced.

With: Gigi Argyropoulou (Athen), GabriellaRiccio (Asi- lo, Neapel) und Elena Risteska (Kinokultura, Skopje)

Jan Lemitz
Installation ensembles

With ensembles, Jan Lemitz accompanies the temporary use of the Botschaft with a form of visual cartography providing glimpses into the history of the space as well as into the ongoing inner city transformation processes.


MAY 25
11 am until 2 pm
Annelys de Vet
Subjective Mapping Worringer Platz

Belgium based Dutch designer Annelys de Vet will present the design methods behind the series of Subjective Atlases that she has developed. How can we map regions from inside out, by the inhabitants themselves? Together with the workshop participants the surrounding of Worringer Platz will be mapped and visualized in subjective mappings and displayed for discussion. What are the issues at stake and how can we address them from a visual and cartographic perspective?


In English

3 pm until 5 pm
Smart Citizens & Digital Commons

The city becomes a data generator through its users and through digital infrastructure. How can we put new technologies into service for a democratic urban society in the sense of urban and digital commons?

Input: Michael Seemann
With: Mic Szillat (Freifunk Düsseldorf), Till Claassen

(OpenStreetMapper), Eva Pröbstel (Geschäftsstelle Open.NRW, Ministerium für Wirtschaft, Innovation, Digitalisierung und Energie des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen/ Ministry for Economy, Innovation, Digitisation and Energy of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia)

Hosted by: Katja Grawinkel-Claassen and Jochen Becker