ComLab#9: Contested Freedom

Berlin, Germany

ComLab#9: Contested Freedom – from Migration to AI and the Climate Crisis

All over the world, people take to the streets for their freedom. They protest against war, xenophobia and the climate crisis. In many places they risk their lives for a better, more just society. But “freedom” is a difficult concept and, depending on the respective interests, open to interpretation. Whilst some people feel climate laws restrict their freedom and affluence, others see them as ways of protecting humans and the environment. Whilst new technologies like artificial intelligence make information accessible more quickly and efficiently, octopus and deep fakes also aid discrimination and manipulation on the web. ComLab#9 seeks to explore the social, ethical and economic areas where freedom is under threat and develop constructive communication strategies, showcasing unheard narratives. 

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