Berlin Infrastructure

Workshop with Nadja Buttendorf, panel discussion with Diana McCarthy and Pit Schulz and lecture by Joachim Blank

27 October 2018 from 15:00  – 22:00 | 5

Zentrum der Netzkunst

90s net art

Pit Schulz

Nadja Buttendorf

Diana McCarthy


About the event

After the reunification of Berlin, the first net art projects grew out of the proximity of club and lab, in terms of both protagonists and locations. Alongside their artistic and technological significance these net art activities had a powerful influence on the city as innovative social structures. Contextualisation systems such as Internationale Stadt, the thing, obn and mailing lists such as Nettime and Rohrpost, as well as live-work spaces such as Kunst und Technik or Bootlab were important features of Berlin’s cultural landscape.

What does collaborative work mean within the changing structure of the net(work) today? Do social-media platforms represent a new foundation for real social networks, or do they portend their end? Is an artistic standpoint still conceivable in which critique does not always lead to affirmation and technological innovation is not directly transformed into a product. Can social networks further collaborations instead of getting lost in the emotionality of the externally governed net discourse? These questions and more will be addressed in talks and discussions.


15:00 – 17:00
nadja buttendorf\

17:00 – 19:00
diana mccarthy
pit schultz
moderator: sakrowski\

19:00 – 21:00
joachim blank

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