The New New is a space to explore digital futures, what they hold for us, and how we can shape them. It aims to be a place for exchange, exploration and creation where current systems and practices can be reimagined. The program hosts fellows and workshops and publishes future narratives.
The New New Closing Event
10 Propositions for Claiming Better Futures
Imagine what would happen if all the propositions we make today were to be realized tomorrow? Which grievances would we center, which people and their realities would we focus on, and how sustainable and holistic would our solutions be then? What would be different?
For the closing event of The New New Superrr Lab is inviting fellows and guest speakers to share ideas, imaginations and interventions for better futures. This event will highlight thought-provoking proposals, thinking along technical, political, artistic-cultural, environment and social lines. The speakers will have 3 minutes each to present their proposition. We are looking forward to welcoming you!
When: 7 October 2021, 6pm to 7:15pm
Who: Camila Nobrega (Beyond the Green): Guts and grounds: from where our bodies thread ++ Andrew Mallinson & Cami Rincón (Syb): Queered Potential ++ Tayo Awosusi-Onutor (RomaniPhen): Knowledge archive: Keeping and producing knowledge — the feminist Romnja* Archive ++ Kyriaki Goni (Networks of Trust): Beyond speculation: How to make (digital) futures possible ++ Jac sm Kee (FeministInternet.net): Tending to wildness: field notes on movement infrastructure ++ Claudia Fratangeli (Chayn): The blurred lines of physical and digital: engaging with the complexities of tech-enabled abuse ++ Adriaan Odendaal & Karla Zavala Barreda (Algorithms of Late Capitalism): Inclusive game design: Lowering the barrier for participating in digital futures ++ Maria Martelli (Just Wondering…): The future is here, ongoing, and multispecies ++ Fieke Jansen (Data Justice Lab, Cardiff University): The bright future of shifting values ++ Hugo Pilate (Banlieue du Turfu): Odyssée turfuriste — Towards the golden age of the world’s banlieues
The New New Fellowships
The New New fellowship wants to open up the discussion on shaping digital change to new perspectives, a discussion that has been dominated until now by economic considerations. There was thus a special focus on diversity criteria and an inclusive character when selecting the civil society projects. As a result, many of the chosen projects engage with social groups – such as BIPoC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color), refugees and LGBTQ+ – whose concerns usually receive little attention in the digital discourse. The selected fellows thus address a wide variety of issues, technology and media – ranging from virtual assistants with synthetic voices, to a feminist online radio station that focuses on user participation, to a digital platform offering help to victims of domestic violence, to a card game that takes a critical look at the excesses of tech capitalism.
The twelve selected Projects
#feministcurricula #intersectionality #designeducation
Feminist Curricula is an open online directory of educational design initiatives that uses feminist perspectives to explore alternative ways of learning and teaching. It is a sister project of depatriarchise design, an intersectional, feminist design research platform.
#AnimatedEssays #ClimateJustice #PosthumanistPhilosophy
We create animated essays that take radical and critical approaches to the current status quo in order to move people to feel differently, inspire them to imagine and to reflect on complex subjects. By transforming academic knowledge into an audio-visual experience, Just Wondering makes contemporary ideas from philosophy and sociology more accessible.*
#Illustration #socialchange #artivism
OUSA is an intersectional digital platform for marginalised and migrant perspectives. We raise awareness of inequity and discrimination by creating new forms of collaboration and sparking creative exchange. OUSA is welcome to everyone with a respectful, open and creative mind.*
#healthequity #healthadvocacy #darkmatters
The Dark Matters Database is a collaborative online portal documenting under-publicised illness presentations in Black, Indigenous and People of Colour (BIPOC). It is built on crowdsourced symptom information in the form of text and/or images from anonymous submitters of colour around the world and will serve as a diagnostic aid for clinicians and a self-advocacy tool for BIPOC.
#FeministTech #GenderBasedViolence #DigitalSelfDefence
Chayn Italia is an intersectional feminist tech project for survivors of domestic abuse and frontline workers across Italy. The purpose of this project is to develop resources and run training sessions on the dual nature of tech, which can enable abuse but also be a tool for defence, resilience and positive connection.*
#CommunityBuilding #PossibleFutures #NetworksOfTrust
Networks of Trust is an offline network running on IPFS, which hosts stories about tech, population movements and the climate crisis. It proposes fiction as a method for building community, understanding the present moment and envisioning possible futures.
#enchantment #turfu #cocreation
Turfu is French slang for the future. The aim of this project is to create speculative futures for the French banlieues (suburbs) which counter the prevailing narratives of pessimism and deprivation. Not only are these misconceptions misleading, they stand in the way of the reinvention and reinvigoration of these urban neighbourhoods.*
#feministinternet #queeringvoiceai #syb
Syb is a voice interface designed by and for trans people which connects users to media created by the trans community. The project was developed through a participatory design process with a team of trans and non-binary people.*
#beyondthegreen #queerjournalists #groundedstories
Beyond the Green is a journalistic experimental project which explores feminist narratives about megaprojects that affect our lives, bodies, and territories. It combines investigative journalism, academic knowledge and artistic languages together in a documentary process with the aim of unveiling power dynamics in an increasingly digital world. It aims to strengthen narratives around social-environmental justice.
#feminism #grassroots #participation
HammamRadio is a feminist participatory online radio, launched from Berlin. It is a space where womxn, trans and queer folks organise, educate and carve out space to disrupt mainstream narratives.
#AI #Game #VisionaryFiction
Our project is a community co-designed critical card game that induces players to reflect on the absurdities of our technological present and imagine futures that are more fair.*