2016 Berlin, Aberdeen, Bristol

Tue-Mar 29, 2016, 19-21.00 34A, Weichsel Str, 10247, Berlin>>> Book here <<<

Florian Alexander Schmidt [DE]

Independent researcher, journalist and designer speaks about the implications of crowd work and crowdfunding platforms within the design industry

André Gonçalves [PT]

Musician, artist, developer and co-founder of ADDAC system – Instruments for Sonic expression, presents on the realities of setting up your own craft based company and lessons learned from the past seven years

Kerem Halbrecht [IL/DE]

Founder and co-director of 72 Hr Urban Action, cultural planner and curator working on projects in the public realm, discusses the potentials and limitations of rapid forms of collective activism in the city

Thur-May 5, 2016, 19-21.00 Seventeen, Art Centre, 17 Belmont St, AB10 1JR, Aberdeen as part of Scotland's Festival of Architecture>>> Book here <<<

Keith Spiller [UK]

Discusses his research and practical experiences of Accessing CCTV data in London, state surveillance and our individual rights data

Heather Morgan [UK]

Presents on how sousveillance and self-monitoring, influence compliant and deviant behavior

Tue-Dec 6, 2016, 19-21.00 Watershed, 1 Canon's Rd, Bristol BS1 5TX>>> Book here <<<

Johannes Novy [DE/UK]

Academic focusing on the implications of city tourism as a powerful force of contemporary urban change, discussing examples from his latest publication Protest and resistance in the tourist city (with Claire Colomb)

Graeme Hogg [UK]

Artist and co-founder of the Cube Microplex reflects on the contributions that the venue has made over 18yrs to Bristol’s art scene and the transformations that have occurred in this period

Andrew Kelly [UK]

Director of Bristol Cultural Development Partnership and Bristol Festival of Ideas, presents his views on the impact and influence of the strategic planning of culture on Bristol, including and programmes he has delivered across the city

Tue-Dec 13, 2016, 19-21.00 34A, Weichsel Str, 10247, Berlin>>> Book here <<<

Doreen Toutikian [LB]

Designer, social entrepreneur and Director Beirut Design Week discusses project and links between urban exploration, sustainability and community development

Nana Rebhan [DE]

Film maker presents findings from her documentary “Welcome Goodbye” on the rapid growth of Berlin’s tourism industry

Katharina Beckmann [DE]

Co-founder of NICHE Berlin introduces the thinking and approach behind the company’s personalised art and architecture tours of Berlin

Kelly Wyse [DE/US]

Pianist, composer and teacher will open and close the programme, performing and premiereing four new piano pieces inspired by Berlin locations

2015 Berlin & Vienna

Tue, June 30, 2015, 19.00-22.00 34A, Weichsel Str, 10247, Berlin>>> Book here <<<

Caleb Kelly [AU]

Curator and author discusses his approach to curating sound and noise in urban spaces

Zora Schärer Kalkandjiev [DE]

Researcher and model maker provides an overview of approaches to the acoustic mapping of the build environment

Daisuke Ishida [JP/DE]

Artist and educator, specialising in sound in urban contexts discusses his project “Crack in the City”

Tatu Rönkkö [performance] [FI/DE]

Percussionist, and co-founder of the new music group Liima and regular collaborator with the band Efterklang performs “I Play Your Kitchen”

Mami Yamasaki [chef] [JP/DE]

Macrobiotics chef and caterer provides a sample of her unique food

Tue, Sept 29, 2015, 19.00-22.00 34A, Weichsel Str, 10247, Berlin>>> Book here <<<

Alona Rodeh [IL/DE]

Artist presents her project “Safe and Sound“, which examines the interrelationship between personal and state safety regulation

Daniel Augustine [NL]

Lawyer and researcher discusses the legal complexities, which arise from the status of multinational companies and the implications this has on notions of trust and responsibility between governments, citizens and companies

Nils Zurawski [DE]

Journalist, researcher and co-editor of “The Anthropology of Security”, provides examples of how Europe, like many other parts of the world is now home to a vast and complex security industry

Sat, Oct 10, 2015, 19.00-21.00 (at Urbanize! Festival) Vienna Marxergasse 1, 1030 Vienna, Austria

Kate Rich [AU/UK]

Merchant, Bar Manager and Cube-Cola maker presents her work as a Feral Trader

Seamus Nolan [IRL]

Artist discusses a selection of his work and how it investigates alternatives to existing economic and social power structures

Yara Pascale Fuessel [DE]

Environmental psychologist discusses her work on the Gängeviertel, an occupied social centre in Hamburg

Feral Trade [workshop]

Feral Trade is a grocery business and public experiment, trading goods over social networks. Hijacking our personal, travel routes trader and merchant Kate Rich re-uses such pathways to create closer links between producers and consumers. Join Kate and learn about processes behind Feral Trading and how you can become part of the network. No prior experience needed. All materials provided. Places limited: 20 persons. Workshop will take place prior to the Urban Knights talks at 16:00 – 18:00 Festivalzentrale, Marxergasse 1, 1030 Vienna. Cost: free

Tue, Nov 24, 2015, 19.00-22.00 34A, Weichsel Str, 10247, Berlin>>> Book here <<<

Something Fantastic [DE]

Architects who examine housing and the built environment within a global context, focusing on ideas of resistance and reliance

Fiona Hallinan [IRL]

Artist and chef presents presents her food and hospitality designs and interventions

Carolina García Cataño [ES/DE]

Founding member of Dabne and tech coordinator for tomalaplaza, takethesquare and the 15M movements in Spain speaks about her refugee support work in Berlin and Lage

2014 Berlin & Vienna

Thur—Jan 30, 15.00-16.30 Room K1, The Haus der Kulturen der Welt/HKW, John-Foster-Dulles-Allee 10, 10557, Berlin>>> Book here <<<

Special Edition as part of Transmediale 2014

Jaromil [IT/NL]

Artist, hacker and activist discusses the philosophical underpinnings and values systems behind decentralised financial system, such as BitCoin

Jürgen Neumann [DE]

Co-founder of Freifunk.net and social entrepreneur examines how different network configurations can enable user empowerment and education

Emer Coleman [IRL/UK]

Former Deputy Director of UK Government Digital Service & architect of the London DataStore discusses her approach to switching local governments ‘on’ to open data and more transparent practices

Othernet [Workshop]

In partnership with Studio Weise7 and artist Danja Vasiliev we will be running the Othernet Workshop. Full details including registration can be found at: weise7.org/othernet

Wed—Feb 26, 19.00-21.00 Denkerei, Oranienplatz 2, 10999, Berlin>>> Book here <<<

Theodore Ullrich [US]

Engineer, designer and founder of Tomorrow Lab, New York will present the work of the lab with a focus on city transit and transport systems

Valentia Karga [GR/DE]

Artist, architect and founder of the “Summer school for Applied Autonomy” presents projects and interventions aimed at developing an urban commons

Shriya Malhotra [IN/RU]

Civic collaborator and maker shares outcomes of projects from Moscow, Berlin and New York, which enage citizens in questions around the built environment

Bastian Lange [DE]

Urban and economic geographer discusses urban policy and socioeconomic transformation in relation to Berlin’s creative knowledge economy

Tue—Apr 29, 19.00-21.00 LEAP, Leipziger Str. 63 (Ecke Markgrafenstraße.), 10117, Berlin

Michelle Teran [CA/DE]

Canadian born artist, living and working in Berlin discusses the processes and interdisciplinary understandings which emerge from collaborative research into the current eviction crisis and right to housing movement in Spain

Rosario Talevi [AR/DE]

Architect who presents a selection of case studies from Berlin, which illustrate how community lead groups can give rise to ‘informal urbanism’ which is challenging how we manage and implement urban policy within our city

G Beaudin [US/DE]

Actor, director and producer discusses his current project WALK! an autobiographical documentary and investigation, which takes his indigenous Cherokee family history as a starting point to discuss wider issues of forced relocation, heritage and identity

Thur—Jul 3, 2014, 19-21.00 Das Packhaus, Marxergasse 24, 1030, Wien>>> Book here <<<

Teresa Dillon [IRL/DE]

Urban Knights director Teresa Dillon will provide an overview of the programmes development to date with a focus on projects, which relate to the urban commons and collective civic governance.

Paradocks [AT]

Venue hosts and partners for Urban Knights, Vienna, Paradocks will provide a summary of their building experiment and co-working space, ‘Das Packhaus’.

Hans Bernhard [AT]

Rethinking our approach to governance, co-founder of the internationally renowned artist group UBERMORGEN discusses radical-self experiments, including media and legal hacks as strategies for rethinking how we organise our techno-civic lives.

Theresa Schütz [AT]

Architect, co-founder of the urban arts collective ‘Gehsteig-Guerrilleros’ and member of the CIT Collective illustrates how the group have been lobbying to turn Vienna’s ‘Gaswork Leopoldau’  into an open and democratically run area for cultural development and production.

2013 Berlin

Tue—Sept 24, 19.00-21.00 Betahaus, Prinzessinnenstr. 19-20, 10969>>> Book here <<<

Dmytri Kleiner [RU/CA/DE]

Programmer and author of The Telekommunist Manifesto discusses how we can create social and technical platforms which purposefully play on miscommunication and the unexpected

Marco Clausen [DE]

Co-founder of Prinzessinnengarten summarises the processes involved in cultivating and developing productive urban gardens

Adam Thomas [UK/DE]

Journalist and Director of Business Development at Storyful illustrates how radical shifts in journalism have changed how we report on civic conflict

Olga Maria Hungar [HU/DE]

Architect with Raumlaborberlin provides examples of how discarded materials can be used to create temporary urban structures

Tue-Oct 1, 19.00-21.00 Betahaus, Prinzessinnenstr. 19-20, 10969>>> Book here <<<

Martin Howse [UK/DE]

Programmer, writer, performer and explorer presents examples of his psychogeophysic studies, which focus on where and how the urban environment is literally encoded within human psyche

Stephen Kovats [CA/DE]

Cultural and media researcher discusses what it means to actively apply open source methodologies to support the development of new capital city infrastructures in South Sudan

Julia Kloiber [DE]

Project Leader for the Open Knowledge Foundation, Germany and developer of various city service apps, questions the future of open data, its availablity and accessibility in Germany

Tue-Nov 5, 19.00-21.00 Betahaus, Prinzessinnenstr. 19-20, 10969>>> Book here <<<

Ela Kagel [DE]

Independent curator and Director of SUPERMARKT, the creative resource center in Berlin-Wedding discusses what it takes to turn a disused building into a collaborative urban work space

Tom Hansing [DE]

Provides insights from the Werkstatt-Lastenrad cargo-building project and explains their approach to collective, design and prototyping

Fritz Schlüter [DE]

Cultural anthropologist and sound researcher examines the ‘sound’ of Berlins, Soldiner Kiez area and relates its tones to how we perceive so-called problem neighborhoods in the city

Tatiana Bazzichelli [IT/DE]

Writer, researcher and curator discusses her motivations for establishing reSource, the year-round programme of events and workshops, which is part of Berlin’s transmediale festival

Tue-Nov 12, 19.00-21.00 Betahaus, Prinzessinnenstr. 19-20, 10969>>> Book here <<<

Selena Savic [CH/SRB]

Artist & author of Unpleasant Design provide case studies of the ‘silent agents’ at work in cities, which take care of our behavior without the explicit presence of authorities

Julian Gröger [DE]

Environmental activist and campaigner for BürgerEnergie Berlin eG  discusses how Berlin is in a unique position to buy back its energy grid from its current commercial holders Vattenfall

Joel Dullroy [DE]

Founder of Freelancers Rights Movement & Deskwanted examines how the changing nature of how we work is reshaping the city and our work-life needs

Unpleasant Design [Workshop]

Unpleasant Design. refers to how cities can be designed to exclude or ‘silently’ modify our behavior and interactions. Join architect, designer and artist Selena Savic & Nikola Korac for this workshop and learn about the techniques behind ‘unpleasant design’. Places limited/book: weise7.org. Cost: 20€ per person. Unpleasant Design is a partnership with Studio Weise7.

2013 Dublin

Tue—April 16, 18.00-20.00 Science Gallery, Pearse St, Dublin>>> Book here <<<

Dominic Byrne [IE]

Assistant Head of I.T. at Fingal County Council provides practical examples of why open data is a necessity

Nicolas Henninger [FR]

Founding member of EXYZT presents the intentions behind their unique approach to temporary city structure

Niall Harbison [IRL/DE]

Founder of Simply Zesty makes the case for why Dublin could be the next Berlin

Sven Anderson [US/IRL]

Artist working between Ireland and the US outlines his role as an urban acoustic planner for Dublin City Council

Ré Dubhthaigh [IRL]

Principal Designer at The Civic Works discusses the messy realities of civic intervention

Tue—May 20, 18.00-20.00 Science Gallery, Pearse St, Dublin>>> Book here <<<

Richard Seabrooke [IRL]

Co-founder of OFFSET on nurturing Dublin’s indigenous design community

Dick Gleeson [IRL]

Dublin City Council planner at Dublin City Council looks at plans for how we could re-imagine the docklands

Mike Brennan [IRL]

Founder of FixMyArea and RateMyArea discusses the future of urban location-based services

Sebastian Muellauer [DE]

Founder of Autonomous Systems Laboratory and collaborator of Protei presents global examples of community generated solutions for environmental issues

++Muellauer will be running Hack-the-Ocean workshop at Recyclism, 12-14 May, 10-16.30. Places are limited. Book directly at Recyclism

Andrew Douglas [IRL]

Horticulturist discusses how we can turn Dublin’s rooftops into agricultural plots

Tue—June 18, 18.00-20.00 Science Gallery, Pearse St, Dublin>>> Book here <<<

Greg Keeffe [UK/IRL]

Professor of Architecture at Queen’s University and director behind Manchester’s working city farm illustrates how it can transform food production and lifestyles in the Salford area

John Lynch [IRL]

Interaction Designer with Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design (CIID) presents the novel work and urban tools developed by CIID

Roy O’Donnell [IRL]

Project Manager at dublin City Council presents his original designs which have transformed our city drainage systems

Tue—July 16, 18.00-20.00 Science Gallery, Pearse St, Dublin>>> Book here <<<

David Cuartielles [IT]

Founder of Arduino, and educator at Malmo FabLab discusses the role of fabrication labs within our cities

Carsten Stabenow [DE]

Designer and Curator of Tuned City on sound in the city and Tuned City festival highlights

George Boyle [IRL]

Social entrepreneur and Director of Fumbally Exchange on transforming derelict spaces into working creative spaces

Deirdre Ni Raghallaigh [IRL]

Senior Executive Officer of The Studio at Dublin City Council reflects on setting up a citizen and council innovation hub

Daniel Gray [IRL]

Editor of Totally Dublin on independent city publishing, reasons why Dublin rocks and what its future holds