In a world where tech-giants fuel rapid, eternal growth, the average citizen struggles to negotiate their autonomy. Veiled by glossy promises of bigger, better and faster, surveillance and governance are hard to navigate. Through radical connections and methods of subversion, can design empower us to create new understandings about technology?
Bogomir Doringer (Curator & Head of Education, NXT Museum)
Elsa Rambaud (Social Design, MA)
Jorim Theuns (Information Design, MA)
Lenka Hamosova (Speculative Designer & Researcher)
Pete Fung (Contextual Design, MA)
Zach Blas (Artist, Filmaker & Writer)
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