White Papers on Dissent - Programme on the politics and poetics of Blockchain


White Papers on Dissent Programme on the politics and poetics of Blockchain

22/10/2021 - 23/10/2021
14:30 - 18:00
Panel discussions, artists talks and interviews

White Papers on Dissent is a public programme on the politics and poetics of Blockchain as a tool for radical imagination. Through panel discussions, artist talks, participatory events, and a podcast White Papers on Dissent aims to collectively practice the making of the world otherwise. By thinking through the technology it rehearses new social and political imaginaries.

Blockchain for Social Good

White Papers on Dissent intends to move away from the economic discourse surrounding blockchain to understand technology as a social apparatus. It investigates how technology can re-address power structures, create alternative forms of governance, and generate new forms of digital activism supporting commons-oriented ecosystems.



Confirmed Participants

Geert Lovink, Emiliano Treré, Black Swan (Penny Raffety, Laura Lotti, Calum Bowden ), Larisa Blazic, Balázs Bodó, Daphne Dragona, Shintaro Miyazaki, Christopher Kulendran Thomas,Yin Aiwen, Allie Rutherford, Maksym Rokmaniko, David Rozas, Gary Zhexi Zhang, Saraswathi Subbaraman (Circles UBI).


Friday 22nd of October
14.30 - 15.00: Introduction - Blockchain for Social Good
15.00 - 15.30: Artist Talk - Yin Aiwen
15.45 - 16.15: Artists Talk - Black Swan
16.30 - 18.00: Panel Discussion - Blockchains & Governance

Saturday 23rd of October
13.30 - 14.15: Talk - Welcome words + Recorded interview - Blockchains & Affects
14:30-16:00  Panel Discussion - Blockchains & Commons
16.00 - 16.30: Artist Talk - Allie Rutherford
16.30 - 18.00: Panel Discussion - Blockchain & Digital Activism

Sunday 24th of October
12:00-14:00 Workshop String Figures
14:00-18:00 Game - On Liquid Dependencies: What does a decentralised, caring society look like?

Participation in the programme is free, you can register via the button above.