Friendly Fire

2 Nov 2017 | 19:30

Berliner Gazette Annual Conference 2017 - November 2-4

Conflicts have been flaring up with exceptional heat recently. Exploiting this trend, right-wing populisms are promoting escapism and warmongering – thereby priming failed citizens and failed states. In contrast, the FRIENDLY FIRE conference wishes to explore how we could embrace conflicts in order to make societies more democratic.To begin with, the project asks: What is it for any person to become a citizen, today? What is it for citizens and non-citizens alike to become political actors in fields of dissent?

The Berliner Gazette (BG) wishes to invite researchers, activists, coders and journalists to its seventeenth annual conference with the aim of initiating debates and collaborative processes. For the first time the event will be held in collaboration with the ZK/U – Center for Art and Urbanistics, one of the most exciting venues on Berlin’s independent scene.