Hagit Keysar
Visiting fellow at The Weizenbaum Institute for the Networked Society

Hagit is a researcher and activist based in Jerusalem and Berlin. Her work brings together creative practice and critical theory, and explores the politics and imaginations spurred by aerial imageries and technologies. In recent years she conceptualized the idea of the “civic view from above” through experimenting with a do-it-yourself technique for independently creating aerial photography (developed by PublicLab.org) and worked to advance the potentials of civic technoscience as a way of materializing counter-dominant visual practices in human-rights activism. She is currently exploring the use of drones by indigenous groups and human rights activists for articulating rights and visualizing land claims in settler-colonial settings.