Full house at the re:publica 2019

Ein Teil aus dem #iRightsLabTeam

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: kontakt@irights-lab.de.

You can find some impres­sions of re:publica 2019 in our gallery on Flickr.