re:publica, Europe’s largest and most inspiring festival on the digital society is coming to Detroit on September 27 & 28, 2019! re:publica is more than a conference – join us for two days of critical discussions, immersive experiences and a festival dedicated to access and the digital society.
Through keynotes, hands-on workshops, ideation labs, performances and discussions, we will tackle the topic of “ACCESS”: Access to “Mobility and the Urban Space”, Access to “Arts and Culture” and Access to “Work and the New Economy”. Let’s discuss challenges and opportunities in Detroit, critically reflect the digital transformation and learn from fellow Detroiters as well as communities from around the globe!
Keynote speakers include: Cezanne Charles (partner of rootoftwo), Bryce Detroit (record executive and producer), Lauren Hood (social change agent), Markus Beckedahl (re:publica co-founder and digital rights activist) and Saskia Sassen (Professor of Sociology at Columbia University).
Furthermore, re:publica Detroit will feature 30 plus speakers: Adrian Tonon, Alex Haagaard, Alisa Moldavanova, Andreas Görgen, Aya Krisht, Brandon Colvin, Chanell Scott Contreras, Chase Cantrell, Claudia Owusu, Devita Davison, Diana Nucera, Jade MetzgerJoanna Dueweke-Perez, John Collins, Kuukua Eshun, Leila Abdelrazaq, Liz Jackson, Mark de la Vergne, Rochelle Riley, Stine Eckert, Tiffany Brown, Walter Wasacz.
On Saturday, September 28, re:publica Detroit will celebrate its closing night with a party at Electric Studios (51 Harper Ave) curated by Dimitri Hegemann. The lineup includes John Collins (Underground Resistance), Deepchord and Tom Linder (Detroit Techno Militia).
Founded in 2007 in Berlin, re:publica is Europe’s largest internet and digital society conference. The last edition hosted 1135 speakers from 52 countries, and received more than 25 000 participants over the course of the three day event. Since October 2018, re:publica has joined the year-long Wunderbar Together campaign and is on Sequencer Tour through the USA. After stops in Los Angeles, Austin, and New York, re:publica is heading to Detroit and Portland this fall.