How can we cooperate communally to tackle planetary challenges?

Climate change, migration and digitalization: these are the greatest challenges in the current phase of globalization. How can we meet them? In its 20th year, the Berliner Gazette, under the motto MORE WORLD, is highlighting communal practices that confront these planetary challenges. To this end, the BG will create a special section in the Internet newspaper berlinergazette.de which will be open for contributions from all over the world. Moreover, we will organize a series of events. The MORE WORLD project will culminate in the BG annual conference, which will take place at the Center for Arts and Urbanistics (ZK/U) on October 10-12, 2019.

Join BG’s 20th anniversary initiative on communal tools for planetary challenges! #climate change #migration #digitalization

Introductory Essay

The BG’s 20th anniversary project MORE WORLD invites you to explore together with us communal tools for planetary challenges. In an introductory essay, Berliner Gazette founding editor Krystian Woznicki describes the ideas of the project and presents the questions to which we wish to invite readers to contribute. You can read the German version on Berliner Gazette. The English version is made available by our media partners: Mediapart in France, openDemocracy in England, transversal in Austria. Feel free to re-publish or translate the text (CC-BY-4.0).

Call for Contributions

The BG’s 20th anniversary project MORE WORLD invites you to explore together with us communal tools for planetary challenges. We sense a great urgency now to make all sorts of case studies and small and large examples accessible to the general public. To this end, we have created a special section in our Internet newspaper berlinergazette.de. This is an open forum to which writers, researchers, activists, artists, journalists and all kinds of other producers of (subjugated) knowledge are invited to contribute reports, essays, interviews, etc. Text length: 10.000 characters. Submission deadline: April 29, 2019. Mail us under info(at)berlinergazette.de

Kick-off Events

The Berliner Gazette will launch the MORE WORLD project with two events at the beginning of 2019. On January 24th at 7 p.m. a lecture by sociologist and writer Avery F. Gordon at the commons project space Supermarkt, Mehringplatz 9, 10969 Berlin. More info here. On February 3rd at 1 p.m. a panel with the humanitarian policy consultant Abiol Lual Deng, the performance artist Alexander Karschnia and the journalist Magdalena Taube at the House of World Cultures/Café Global, John-Foster-Dulles-Allee 10, 10557 Berlin. More info here.

BG Annual Conference

The MORE WORLD project will culminate in the BG annual conference, which will take place at the Center for Arts and Urbanistics (ZK/U) on Oct. 10-12, 2019. Save the date! To tackle the key issues of the project, the BG will create a three-day program, including lectures, workshops and performances. More than 500 people in total are expected to attend the events. The workshops – arguably the heart of the conference – will bring together activists, researchers and cultural workers from more than 20 countries. The BG will invite key actors to form the core of the workshops, and will issue a call for the general public to register. You'll learn about it on this site in the spring.

Online Conversation

Essays, interviews and reports covering the most pressing issues of the MORE WORLD project are published in the Berliner Gazette (in German). With contributions by activists, thinkers and artists. Join the conversation on the Internet and have a look here: berlinergazette.de. We intend to share these articles with our media partners in Austria, France, England and beyond and will keep you posted about it. Feel free to re-publish or translate the texts yourself, they are under a Creative Commons License (CC-BY-4.0).

Information

The Berliner Gazette (BG) is a nonprofit and nonpartisan team of journalists, researchers, artists and coders. We experiment with and analyze emerging cultural as well as political practices. Since 1999 we have been publishing berlinergazette.de under a Creative Commons License – with more than 1,000 contributors from all over the world – as well as organizing conferences and editing books.

About BG

Latest BG projects include 2018: Ambient Revolts – BG con | 2017: Signals – Exhibition | A Field Guide to the Snowden Files – Book | Friendly Fire – BG con | 2016: Tacit Futures – BG con | 2015: UN|COMMONS – BG con | 2012: BQV. Büro für Qualifikation und Vermögen – Documentary | 2006: McDeutsch – Book

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