re:publica Global Perspectives

01.06.2022 - In the discourse on the future of digital technologies, we want to give a stage to different perspectives and voices from all over the world.
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Participants of the session "Ask Me Anything About Technopolit(r)ic(k)s" with speaker Nanjira Sambuli at re:publica 2019
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Stefanie Loos / re:publica

In the discourse on the future of digital technologies, we see it as our responsibility to give a stage to different perspectives and voices from around the world. We want to ask critical questions about digitalisation, discuss different opinions and outline ideas for the digital future in a globalised world. How can digital innovation and policy be made sustainable and equitable on a global scale? Where are decisions made and who do these decisions influence in the long term? Who gets access to digital tools - and who doesn't?

As part of the Global Perspectives Initiative, we have invited activists, politicians and journalists from the Global South to re:publica 22 to discuss these issues with us.

A big thank you also goes to our cooperation partners the Konrad Adenauer Foundation, Robert Bosch Foundation and Global Innovation Gathering!

May we introduce? This year's sessions of the re:publica Global Perspectives Initiative:

 

Tech Policy in Africa: A Conversation with Linda Bonyo and Frederike Kaltheuner

Linda Bonyo, Frederike Kaltheuner

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In this session, Frederike Kaltheuner and Linda Bonyo will discuss characteristics, influences and approaches around Tech Policy in Africa. It is going to cover core questions, looking at different approaches to Data Governance, Digital Rights, policy making for new technologies and competition regulation. 
Hoppetosse: Sonnendeck
In Conversation With
English
Conference

Data Power! Citizen-generated data to reduce inequalities

Gilberto Vieira

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We are held hostage by large corporations, without sovereignty or autonomy in the face of the vast amount of data we produce on a daily basis. It is urgent to map insurgencies and potentiate them as they propose new ways of living and resisting in the era of data coloniality. Let´s discuss how to generate data in a citizen way and reclaim power!
Meetup Red
Meet Up
English
Conference

Hacking Data for a Better Life

Gilberto Vieira

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To whom does data belong? For whom is it most or least accessible? How can data be made more visible, so that it can create new narratives that permit the development of basic community rights? In this session we will discuss how the idea of data sovereignty can work disputing the narrative around surveillance and data capitalism.
Stage 6
Lecture
English
Conference

Democratizing Future Literacies to Transform the World

Gabriela Agustini

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Imagining desirable futures is a way of working to solve social problems and allowing new solutions to emerge in society. In this session, understand actions that have been taken in Brazil, involving the fight against racism, the empowerment of the elderly and other problems that require the construction of new images of the future to be mitigated.
Makerspace
Workshop
English
Hands On

Sustainability, Accountability and Power: What Remote Work Means for the Gig Economy Emissions

Emilio Velis

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This workshop will discuss how learning about the digital services footprint can empower workers from the Internet gig economy in developing countries to act toward the reduction of Internet emissions. Critically reflecting on sustainability in digital services must begin by including those who experience the effects of climate change the most.
Workshop J
Workshop
English
Hands On

The Creation of "Digital Illiteracy": How Platforms Favour Disinformation and Hate Speech in Myanmar and around the World

Aye Min Thant

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Pulitzer Prize winning journalist and features editor for Frontier Myanmar, Aye Min Thant, is going to speak about platforms and their creation of the"digitally illiterate user". She is going to focus on how this unfolds in Myanmar, but also how these dynamics replicate disinformation, information silos, and hate speech around the world.
Stage 4
Lecture
English
Conference