Across Access Autonomy: Rethinking Hybrid Culture

When: February 23, 2023 19:00 - 20:30

Where: Het Nieuwe Instituut Museumpark 25 Rotterdam

Date(s) - February 23, 2023
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Het Nieuwe Instituut


As part of considering Het Nieuwe Instituut as a testing ground for an internet beyond platform capitalism, the Research team invites you to think along with speakers and participants, try out tools and ultimately work towards a lasting impact in autonomy across spaces. Among the speakers are Ania Molenda and Sepp Eckenhaussen, on behalf of the Going Hybrid publications research group.

Across Access Autonomy: Rethinking Hybrid Culture is an event that gathers thoughts and tools for truly inclusive cultural programming that is independent from mainstream platforms and experimental in its approaches to hybridity. In a post-pandemic setting, centralised and commercial platforms and providers have taken over the “online” lives of cultural institutions, often offering limited options for access, inclusivity and participation.

During this event, we will examine how we might work with free and open-source tools before, during, and after an event – stepping away from speculative technologies and realising digital culture in alternative ways. In recognising that platforms also become epistemic and infrastructural institutions affecting cultural production, we will question what other hybridity is possible, highlighting past, existing and potential avenues. The Hybrid Pubs research group will present a tool in development for multi-voiced, non-linear cultural event reporting.

This is a hybrid event. You can register to join online. There are also limited tickets available if you wish to join us in person at Het Nieuwe Instituut.