Whistleblowing | A Workshop with Disruption Network Lab

Date: 25/10/2019


25 October, 2019

registration at : freieklasse@interflugs.local
*limited # of participants*
@ Room 9, Hardenbergstrasse 33, 10623

The act of whistleblowing is a concrete process able to reveal hidden facts, misconducts and wrongdoings of institutions and corporations, producing awareness about social, political and technological matters, informing about the reality we live in. Following a practice-based research approach, this workshop aims to question what we can collectively offer to encourage a critical debate on the effects of whistleblowing in society, as well as to generate experimental ways of cultural production within the post-digital scenario. The methodology behind the development of the conference and community programme of the Disruption Network Lab , and how they work to make sensitive subjects and networks accessible to a larger public will also be shared in the workshop.

About the Workshop Holders:

Disruption Network Lab:
Examining the intersection of politics, technology, and society, Disruption Network Lab exposes the misconduct and wrongdoing of the powerful, by organising inter-disciplinary conferences at the interface of scholarship and politics and local meetups throughout the year. Presenting the Disruption Network Lab programme in Berlin (

Tatiana Bazzichelli is founding artistic director, curator, and board member of the Disruption Network Lab. Former programme curator at transmediale festival from 2011 to 2014, she initiated and developed the year-round ‘reSource transmedial culture’ network project. In 2016-2017 she was Visiting Lecturer at the University of Applied Sciences in Potsdam, teaching about the interconnection between art, hacking and whistleblowing. She was post-doctoral researcher at the Leuphana University of Lüneburg, as part of the Centre for Digital Cultures and in 2011 received a PhD degree in Information and Media Studies at the Faculty of Arts of Aarhus University in Denmark. She wrote the books: Networked Disruption: Rethinking Oppositions in Art, Hacktivism and the Business of Social Networking (2013); Networking: The Net as Artwork (2006/2008), and co-edited Disrupting Business: Art and Activism in Times of Financial Crisis (2013). Twitter: @t_bazz – Blog:

Lieke Ploeger is the community director and administration officer of the Disruption Network Lab. She also serves as board member of the Disruption Network Lab e. V.. She is the co-founder of the independent project space SPEKTRUM art science community in Berlin, where she worked as community builder from 2014 to 2018. Her core interest lies in building and developing both online and offline communities of interest, with a focus on sharing knowledge and expertise in an open way. In 2018 she published the manual ‘How we can all make it to the future: A guide to offline community building in art & science’ on the community building process of SPEKTRUM art science community. She previously worked as community and project manager for Open Knowledge International, a global non-profit organisation focused on realising open data’s value to society, and for the National Library of the Netherlands. She has a double master of arts from the University of Utrecht, the Netherlands and has been involved in various European research projects in the areas of open cultural data, open access and open science.

Twitter: @liekeploeger