The co-curators of re:publica curate a topic, i.e. a programme section with a thematic focus, independently in close exchange with the programme team.
The re:publica programme—which is categorized by tracks—focuses on specific core themes, the so-called topics. The topics bundle sessions of several tracks and different formats to a overarching theme. Some of the topics have already been decided at the Call for Participation (CfP) start, others are created after the CfP has been evaluated.
For the #rp20 topics "Music: <UN\FOLLOW Protocol>", "Virtually Fashionable" and "re:learn", re:publica cooperates with co-curators. They are well networked in their scene, have experience with event formats and know re:publica and its values. In this way, re:publica can ensure topicality, originality and quality even in its niches, as well as emphasise certain issues and present novel ideas. The curatorial collaboration with experts in their field is ideal for this purpose.
Many thanks to our co-curators this year:
Music: <UN\FOLLOW Protocol>: Andrea Goetzke and Eric Eitel (Musicpool Berlin)
Virtually Fashionable: Max Gilgenmann and Carina Bischof (Kaleidoscope Berlin)
re:learn: Jöran Muuß-Merholz (Agentur J&K – Jöran und Konsorten)