This year iRights.Lab again was represented as a partner at the re:publica in the STATION Berlin and presented itself with its own exhibition stand.
The visitors to the exhibition, which is one of the world’s largest of its kind, were able to find out about our many different projects, discuss them with experts and get to know the team personally.
There were also giveaways with their own messages: rage balls with the inscription “Don’t let your rage go out on the net”, bags with the inscription “For a good digital world” and reusable fruit nets reflecting the re:publica theme of “sustainability”.
As a special highlight the print-fresh “iRights.Lab_Report” was presented. There you will find background information on the lab, exciting excerpts from our publications, the most important projects, portraits of our employees and reports on the central events of the past months.
Philipp Otto, Director of iRights.Lab: “The report was literally ripped from our hands and we should have printed even more. It’s actually only available in print, because we wanted to create both a visual and a haptic experience. Also, one of our creedos is that we want to connect offline and online and think both at the same time and interwoven. Our new publication symbolizes this.”
We have conducted live interviews with some of our visitors via our Instagram channel. These included Christian Rapp (TUI Foundation), Sabria David (Slow Media Institute), Johanna Niesyto (Friedrich-Ebert-Foundation) and Nilz Bockelberg — author, moderator (including VIVA) and one of the most successful podcasters in Germany. All interviews can be found here on our Youtube channel.
So iRights.Lab was not only well represented at the exhibition stand, but also on stage we were part of the program: Mads Pankow from our team spoke in a session about the question “Why work becomes simulation” (here in full length) and Yannick Haan, also from the iRights.Lab team, discussed the necessity of a public social network in a workshop at the accompanying “Netzfest”.
At the same time and in cooperation with re:publica, the Media Convention, one of the leading media congresses in Europe, also took place at STATION Berlin. There Philipp Otto discussed with Gesche Joost, Ingrid Schneider and Daniel Budiman about “Designing better platforms. What distinguishes sustainable, humanistic digital platforms”. The entire session can be found here.
In the end of the events there were three days full of exciting conversations and an intensive exchange with acquaintances and previously unknown people. We were very pleased about the great interest in our work and cordially invite everyone to further deepen the dialogue. From our point of view, re:publica was again a great success this year and a lot of fun.
You can find our publications at www.irights-lab.de.
You can order our iRights.Lab_Report free of charge at the following address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can find some impressions of re:publica 2019 in our gallery on Flickr.