2018 - Art Meets Radical Openness (#AMRO18)

Unmapping Infrastructures

AMRO - Art Meets Radical Openness 2016, Linz
Festival Dedicated to Art, Hacktivism and Open Culture
Unmapping Infrastructures


The current issue “Unmapping Infrastructures” deals with the idea of “mapping” as a process of becoming aware and then acquiring a critical position about the current landscape of technological infrastructures.

This conglomerate of machines, human and non-human actors, nation-states and borderless companies is increasingly complex to observe and describe. Nevertheless, we believe that there is more to be seen than a hyper-commercialized structure of interlaced technological layers. Cartographic mapping consists of a series of practices of observing, analyzing and representing a territory to be able to move through it. How can art and activism appropriate the methods of cartographic mapping to produce new, critical and alternative views of the current landscape shaped by different players?

The festival aims at deepening the thematic areas of digital geopolitics, alternative design methods, activist practices and autonomous infrastructures, themes that offer directions for localizing areas of intervention. Throughout the festival, these topics will be further explored through discussion panels, workshops, and performances.

Abelardo Gil-Fournier, Adnan Hadzi, Alina Krobok / Sea-Watch e.V. – Zivile Seenotrettung von Flüchtenden, Alison Killing, Antti Pussinen, beepblip, BridA/Tom Kerševan, Sendi Mango, Jurij Pavlica, César Escudero Andaluz, Christina Gruber, Christo Petkov, Cristina Cochior, Davide Bevilacqua, Emily Buzzo, Felipe Castelblanco, Fieke Jansen, Florian Voggeneder, Franc González, Franz Xaver, Giulia de Giovanelli, Hansi Raber, IOhannes m zmölnig, Jakub Pišek, Jens Vetter, Joana Chicau, Joana Moll, Julia del Río, Julia Nüßlein, Katalin Hausel, Marloes de Valk, Martín Nadal, Martina Schönbauer, Martina_K, Martino Morandi, Nicolas Maigret / DISNOVATION.ORG, Nicolas Zemke / Sea-Watch e.V. – Zivile Seenotrettung von Flüchtenden, Pablo DeSoto, Patrice Riemens, Roelof Roscam Abbing, Sabina Hyoju Ahn, Sam Bunn, States of Clay, Stefan Tiefengraber, Taro Knopp, The AMROgraphers / Art Education Department - University of Art and Design, Linz, TinTin Patrone, Us(c)hi Reiter, Varvara & Mar, Vuk Ćosić, Waiwai (Hiuwai Chan), Wolfgang Spahn, Yoshinari Nishiki.

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