24th to 27th October 2018, Hamburg

Location: Kampnagel, Hamburg

For details of the exibition and the evening programme, please see the Kampnagel website

For the duration of the conference an exhibition will be on display presenting new workshops and performances by Heath Bunting, knowbotiq, Johannes Paul Raether, Parastou Forouhar, RYBN.org, Simon Farid, Aram Bartholl, Bureau d’Etudes (for workshops/performances registration required, see programme overview below).


the detailed programme you can download here


Conference programme overview

  • forum = longer academic style presentations
  • anonymity lab = more workshop oriented sessions, open to participation by interested people, based on research experiences, short presentations or interventions.
  • workshop = open format for which the respective organisers have full responsibility, details will be announced shortly

24th Oct.

17.30 -20.00h: Opening of conference, exhibition, rallying speeches; Moderator: Michi Knecht, Götz Bachmann, Nils Zurawski, Andreas Broeckmann, Daniela Silvestrin.  Keynote: Seda Gürses (Brussels)

20.30h: Evening programme: Welcome to Hell/Concert-Performance by SKILLS (in German; ticktes required via Kampnagel)

25th Oct.

  • 11-14h: Performance by Johannes Paul Raether (it will not be at Kampnagel, but somewhere in the city, details will be announced, please register your partcipation under performance@reconfiguring-anonymity.net)
  • Lunch
  • 15-16.15h: Forum 1: Collectivities in Anonymity: Götz Bachmann; Nils Zurawski; Heath Bunting; Parastou Forouhar; Simon Egbert, Moderator: Nils Zurawski.
  • 16.30-18h: Forum 2: Anonymity, Privacy, Transparency, Surveillance: Maren Heibges; Paula Helm; Lars Bretthauer; Alma Akbari, Moderator: Michi Knecht.
  • Dinner
  • 19.00h: Evening programme: Sand in the Eyes/Performance by Rabih Mroué (in English; tickets required via Kampnagel)
  • 20.30h: Evening programme: Welcome to Hell/Concert-Performance by SKILLS (in German; ticktes required via Kampnagel)

26th Oct.

  • 9-10.15h: Anonymity lab 1: Biopolitics: Amelie Baumann; Ingrid Schneider, Moderator: Michi Knecht.
  • 10.30-12.00h: Anonymity lab 2: Labour: Simon Farid; Paula Bialski; knowbotiq; Randi Heinrichs, Moderator: Paula Bialski.
  • Lunch
  • 13.00-14.15h: Forum 3: Ethnographic Methods: Researching Anonymity: Michi Knecht; Randi Heinrich; Amelie Baumann; Johanne Yttri Dahl; Anna Henke, Moderator: Nils Zurawski
  • 14.45-16.00h:  Anonymity lab 3: Economics: Anna Henke, RYBN.org; Oliver Leistert, Helena Peltonen-Gassmann (Transparency Int), Moderator: Julien McHardy.
  • 16.30-18h: Keynote: Seth Schoen (San Francisco), introduction by Götz Baumann.
  • Dinner
  • 19.00h: Evening programme: Sand in the Eyes/Performance by Rabih Mroué (in English; tickets required via Kampnagel)
  • 20.30h: Evening programme: Welcome to Hell/Concert-Performance by SKILLS (in German; ticktes required via Kampnagel)

27 Oct.

  • 9-12.30h: Workshop with artist collective RYBN.ORG (registration required via workshop@reconfiguring-anonymity.net)
  • 9-12.30h: Workshop with artist collective Bureau d’Etudes (registration required via workshop@reconfiguring-anonymity.net)
  • Lunch
  • 14.00-15.30h: Forum 4: Rethinking the present from the long history of anonymity. Urs Stäheli; Daniel de Zeeuw; Andreas Bernard, moderated by Michi Knecht & Götz Bachmann
  • 15.30-16.15h: Closing#researching anonymity: with Nils Zurawski, Anonymity Research Group and guests
  • Dinner
  • 19.00h: Evening programme: Sand in the Eyes/Performance by Rabih Mroué (in English; tickets required via Kampnagel)
  • 20.30h: Evening programme: Welcome to Hell/Concert-Performance by SKILLS (in German; ticktes required via Kampnagel)