You’re already looking forward to re:publica 2020? Then we’ve got something for you!

Q BERLIN—The Berlin conference on freedom and responsibility—is initiated by the city of Berlin and curated and organised by visitBerlin for the third time this year on 7 - 8 November 2019. The conference’s aim is to bring together thought leaders and experts, unconventional minds, young creatives and visionaries from all around the globe and from the fields of business, science, politics, culture and technology. 

As a partner of Q BERLIN we will be hosting a Q IMMERSION and provide a first glimpse at our motto of the upcoming re:publica—ASAP (“As Soon As Possible”). The event will be introduced by re:publica Director Jeannine Koch and takes place at James Simon Gallery on 8 November, 11am–1pm.

Want to join for free? Register using this link and get a free ticket for Q BERLIN on 7 November. Choose your free ticket for our re:publica Berlin Q IMMERSION on 8 November in the next step.
Tickets are limited on a first come first serve basis so be quick!

Q IMMERSION are an engaging event format hosted by a group of Berlin-based partners. The format is designed to bring the diversity of the city and its protagonists to life, illustrating Berlin’s international relevance. The program consists of lectures, conversations, performances and a cultural deep-dive into the heart of Berlin—always with reference to the topics of Q BERLIN.


In our Q IMMERSION we will show examples of crossdiciplinary digital projects – focussing on political art and net activism in line with next year’s conference motto “ASAP – As Soon As Possible”. Besides that, artists Nadja Buttendorf, Aram Bartholl, Yvonne Zindel, Benjamin Eggers and Sebastian Schmieg share how digitalisation has influenced their work across interdisciplinary borders, for example by using Open Source and Open Access strategies as key values.

re:publica Q IMMERSION Speaker Yvonne Zindel, Nadja Buttendorf, Benjamin Egger, Sebastian Schmieg, Aram Bartholl
re:publica Q IMMERSION Speakers Yvonne Zindel, Nadja Buttendorf, Benjamin Egger, Sebastian Schmieg, Aram Bartholl

Yvonne Zindel
After studying Free Art and Art Education, at HBK Braunschweig Yvonne Zindel works and researches in the field of digital procedures. She is a research associate at Berlin State Museums and works since 2018 as an art associate at Berlin University of the Arts. Her publications are about possibilities regarding non-tangible art and art education as well as new cultural techniques such as using VR / AR to digitise collections.

Nadja Buttendorf
Being a skilled goldsmith she studied Visual Arts at University of Art and Design in Halle (Saale). Her works question contemporary norms and codes of gender constructions as well as the mechanisms of value creation of the human body in our digital society. Her works show that even our understanding of technology is deeply rooted to patriarchy. Focussed on interaction, her works and video projects provide new multilayered narratives surfacing women as fundamental parts of the history of technology.

Benjamin Egger
After he graduated in European Media Sciences in 2017 he is now working as academic coworker in a project of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research regarding "Post-digital Methods in Cultural Education" at University of Applied Sciences Potsdam. Since finishing his studies he is also working as a curator. In his explorative and experimental PhD thesis Benjamin Egger examines potentials of algorithmic-based curation.

Sebastian Schmieg
The artist examines the algorithmic circulation of images, texts and bodies. At the centre of Sebastian Schmieg's practice are playful interventions into found systems that explore the hidden—and often absurd—realities behind the glossy interfaces of our interconnected society. Here, the boundaries between human and software, individual and crowd, as well as labor and leisure are blurring.

Aram Bartholl
The professor for Art with Digital Media at Hamburg University of Applied Sciences lives and works in Berlin. Aram Bartholl uses sculptural interventions, installations, and performative workshops to question our engagement with media and with public economies linked to social networks, online platforms, and digital dissemination strategies. He addresses socially relevant topics, including surveillance, data privacy and technology dependence. He has exhibited at MoMA New York, Palais de Tokyo and Seoul Museum of Art among many others.

For more information, please go to q.berlin.