#rpCampus in September

Since we have organized #rpREMOTE on 7 May 2020, a free one-day online conference in digital exile accessible to all for the first time in our history, we are now about to launch another prototype this September. Meant as an experimental ground for future projects, re:publica Campus will create a framework where we will work together with various partners to implement new digital, hybrid and analogue formats from 6 September to 4 October 2020.

#rpCampus: One month. Four weekly topics. Digital and hybrid formats. A real-life exhibition.

September 2020 will be all about #rpCampus: Four themes for the weeks from 6 September to 4 October 2020, each dedicated to one of the main topics of current debates of our time. Every day, 5pm-8pm, we will present a free digital programme with live-streamed short lectures, panel discussions, interviews and tutorials on our online platform campus.re-publica.com and on YouTube. In digital discussion rooms—or Deep Dives—we will be offering Q&As with participating speakers.
Each week ends with a workshop day on which the digital programme will be expanded by an analogue format. Our aim is to merge discussions and create synergies between participants and the programme’s main actors. In order to make this a Corona-compliant and hybrid event we are building a new framework open to everyone.

A historic factory building in Berlin-Neukölln serves as the backdrop for recordings and live streams of the digital content of #rpCampus and is the place where hybrid and analogue formats take place in strict compliance with the applicable hygiene regulations.
Parallel to the weekly topics an interactive exhibition will be installed inviting visitors to visit the site (prior online registration required) during the entire period (6 September to 4 October 2020) on Sundays to Thursdays, 4pm-8pm. The exhibition’s motto will be "Netz Werke—An exhibition on life on the net" and is part of project Netzfest.

The weekly topics

The launch of the re:publica weekly topics will be shaped by the "MuseumFutures—Martin Roth Symposium" from 7-11 September 2020. Organised in cooperation with re:publica, ifa (Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen) will host the second "Martin Roth Symposium", honouring one of Germany’s most famous and innovative curators. The symposium will be presented online as well as on site at the Natural History Museum, Berlin. True to the motto "MuseumFutures" international thought leaders from culture, science, art and politics will discuss the current situation of museums, their challenges and opportunities in the 21st century. The project is funded by the Federal Foreign Office.

The second week of re:publica Campus from 14-18 September will deal with issues relating to "Wechsel:Wirkung". Partners with a theme day include MEDIA CONVENTION Berlin and TINCON
Where does the media and digital industry stand on the way to the "new normal"? Can cinemas, TV productions, solo freelancers and creative professionals benefit from the state rescue packages and where does it fall short? This week's topic will discuss what role digital technologies can play in helping the industry out of the crisis.

From 21-25 September the focus will be on sustainability and its interplay with digitisation. The week’s topic "Über:Leben" (“about life”, also meaning “survive”) will deal with questions like how we live—with each other, against each other, for each other and in harmony with the planet? Can we only survive if we use digital technologies or are there limits to digitisation that we should not cross? From Monday to Thursday keynote speeches and panel discussions will be streamed and discussed together with the speakers and the community in digital discussion rooms on the topics of nutrition, health, biodiversity and transhumanism. During the workshop day on Friday, the central theses of the week will be picked up and solutions for a sustainable digital future will be worked on together. The weekly topic is funded by the German Federal Environmental Foundation (DBU).

The final event will be the week of "Netzfest" from 28 September to 2 October. Following the great success of our Netzfest event series in 2018 and 2019 in the Park at Gleisdreieck, this year's Netzfest will be held for the first time in digital and hybrid formats. In streamed live sessions, video tutorials and a workshop day, attendees of all ages will be taught digital media competence on topics such as the basics of the Net, democracy online, digital schools, sustainability, inclusion and data security. Netzfest 2020 is funded by Lotto Foundation for the second time.

Further information about #rpCampus will soon be available at campus.re-publica.com

SAVE THE DATE—see you at #rpCampus!