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a'21: techno utopia x post-digital ignorance___10 March - 18 May, 2021

March 10, 2021 - May 18, 2021

► a'21: techno utopia x post-digital ignorance

► MARCH 10 - MAY 18, 2021


The past few decades have witnessed a tremendous proliferation of digital technology. References to a techno-utopia where knowledge would be available to each and all seemed to signal the possibility of positive social and cultural change while acknowledging a fundamental flaw. Digital technologies' commitment to making knowledge accessible to all would supposedly produce a universal benefit and wellbeing which was partly realized but digital technologies did in no way result in a techno-utopia. It has become apparent that besides letting vast amounts of knowledge accessible to ever more people, digital technologies are also powerful tools producing a peculiar kind of public ignorance, one that seems to proliferate amidst ever multiplying information and knowledge available in today's digitalized environment. With a'21 Festival - Post Digital Ignorance x Techno Utopia, we aim to challenge the status quo while centering perspectives on non-human life, queer ecology, decolonizing knowledge, forced displacement, and more. :: 69+ artists, scientists and activists in 16 countries #SWANA #AFRICA #EUROPE #ASIA

:: 13 extraordinary creatives radically collaborating within an intensive laboratory ::

Hosting hosting more than 50 events: incl. Performances, workshops, panels, sounds, lectures, exhibitions and screenings

:: PROGRAMS 2021 ::

w / amberPlatform (Turkey), March 16 - April 18 w / Kounaktif (Morocco), March 17 - 21 w / Sharhaban (Lebanon), March 22 - 25 w / BAAB Collective (Sudan) April 1 - May 15 w / Darağaç ( Turkey), April 2 - March 26 w / DAHproject (Iran), April 3 - May 7 

#NewMedia #QueerEcology #ForcedDisplacement #FutureDesign

// Produced by: Oyoun in collaboration with amberPlatform

// Curatorial Team: Amirali Ghasemi, Ali Cem Doğan, Cenkhan Aksoy, Christoph Wachter, Ebru Yetişkin, Ekmel Ertan, Hamza Chamas, Mathias Jud, Milad Forouzandeh, Mohsen Hazrat, Nina Martin, Rajaa Shamam, Youssef El Idrissi

// Participants include: Eda Sütunç, Danielle Brathwaite-Shirley, Mary Maggic, Rachel Uwa, Renata Salecl, Seloua Luste Boulbina, Pelin Tan, Yara Mekawei, and many more.

// Funded by: Capital Cultural Fund / Berlin's Capital Culture Fund