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Tatiana Bazzichelli

founding ARTISTIC Director & Curator
disruption network lab e.v. board

tbazz@disruptionlab.org · PGP

Tatiana Bazzichelli is the founding artistic director and curator of the Disruption Network Lab. She also serves as board member of the Disruption Network Lab e.V.. Former programme and conference curator at transmediale festival in Berlin from 2011 to 2014, she developed the year-round ‘reSource transmedial culture berlin’ project. Her work on networking, curating and research at transmediale was the focus of her 2012-2014 Post-Doctoral research at the Centre for Digital Cultures, Leuphana University of Lüneburg. She was Visiting Lecturer in the Department of Cultural Practice at the Potsdam University of Applied Sciences (FHP), where she taught classes about art, hacktivism and whistleblowing in 2016 and 2017. She received a PhD degree in Information and Media Studies at the Faculty of Arts of Aarhus University in Denmark in 2011, writing the book Networked Disruption: Rethinking Oppositions in Art, Hacktivism and the Business of Social Networking (DARC Press, Aarhus University, 2013). This publication was the result of her 2009 visiting scholarship at the H-STAR, the Human-Sciences and Technologies Advanced Research Institute of Stanford University. She also wrote the book Networking: The Net as Artwork (Costa & Nolan, Milan, 2006 /DARC Press, Aarhus, 2008), and co-edited Disrupting Business: Art and Activism in Times of Financial Crisis (Autonomedia, New York, 2013). Active in the Italian hacker scene since the ’90s, her networking art project "AHA:Activism-Hacking Artivism" won the honorary mention for digital communities at Ars Electronica 2007. She curated several exhibitions, such as SAMIZDATA (2015-2016), Networked Disruption (2015), HACK.Fem.EAST (2008), HACKmit! (2007) and Hack.it.art (2005) in Berlin, Rome, and other European cities. She was awarded the 2014 “Italian of the Year” from ComItEs Berlin, the Italian Embassy and the Italian Cultural Institute in Berlin. She is born in Rome and has been living in Berlin since 2003.


Lieke Ploeger

Community Director
disruption network lab e.v. board

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Lieke Ploeger is the community director of the Disruption Network Lab. She also serves as board member of the Disruption Network Lab e.V.. She is the co-founder of the independent project space SPEKTRUM art science community in Berlin, where she worked as community builder from 2014 to 2018. Her core interest lies in building and developing both online and offline communities of interest, with a focus on sharing knowledge and expertise in an open way. Next to the Disruption Network Lab, she works as communications officer for Open Knowledge International, a global non-profit organisation focused on realising open data’s value to society by helping civil society groups access and use data to take action on social problems. She has a double master of arts from the University of Utrecht, the Netherlands and has been involved in various European research projects in the areas of open cultural data, open access and open science.

Nada Bakr

Project & Community Manager
disruption network lab e.v. member


Nada Bakr is an Egyptian researcher and arts manager developing her work in media arts through research and practice. In the intersection between art and technology, she investigates ubiquitous technologies in contemporary societies to raise critical reflections on different modes of online resistance discourse. In 2015, she was granted to study at Media Arts Cultures, a two years joint MA between Austria, Denmark, Poland, and Hong Kong. In 2016, Nada attended a summer residency with Impakt Festival in the Netherland and OK Video in Indonesia. Earlier, Nada worked as a project manager of Darb 1718 Contemporary Art and Culture Centre in Cairo and as a project coordinator for the 5th Cairo Video festival edition for video art and experimental film, organized by Medrar for Contemporary art. She worked as project manager and communication officer of the Disruption Network Lab in 2017 and 2018. Since 2019, she is the project manager of the Community Programme. She is a member of the Disruption Network Lab e.V..


Monti Harmony

Project Manager
disruption network lab e.v. member

monti@disruptionlab.org · PGP

Being involved in actions that are looking for emancipatory solutions for culture and technology, he is interested in understanding, revealing and communicating the power dynamics of our social and digital life. Monti enters collective harmonies to practice feminism and resistance. The types of collaborations appealing to him are floating and deal critically with hierarchies. Spreading methods and knowledge against state and corporate surveillance, Monti wants to gain back digital autonomy. Since 2019 he is working as project manager for the Disruption Network Lab conference programme as well as contributing to the development of the community programme. He is a member of the Disruption Network Lab e.V..

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Jonas Frankki

Designer & Strategist
disruption network lab e.v. member

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Since 2014 Jonas Frankki designs and animates the visual identity of the Disruption Network Lab and each conference, and additionally researches speakers, networks and topics for future events. Jonas was born in Sweden, studied Cultural Management at Kulturverkstan in Gothenburg and is an Art Director at sinnwerkstatt, a Berlin media agency for sustainability. He is a member of the Disruption Network Lab e.V..




Daniela Silvestrin - Project Manager and Guest Curator 2014-2016 - Disruption Network Lab e.V. Member

Daniela Silvestrin worked as project manager at Disruption Network Lab since its inception in 2014 and contributed to its development and production throughout 2015 and 2016. In the framework of the Disruption Network Lab programme, she co-curated the events CYBORG (May 2015) and IGNORANCE (September-October 2016). She is currently working as an independent researcher, curator and cultural manager in Berlin and internationally. She is a member of the Disruption Network Lab e.V..

Kim Voss - Project Manager 2015-2018 - Disruption Network Lab e.V. Member

Kim Voss worked as project manager at Disruption Network Lab from the first conference programme in 2015 until the end of 2018. She graduated in Arts Management and Cultural Work from Fachhochschule Potsdam and is a media scholar at TU Berlin. She is a member of the Disruption Network Lab e.V..

Claudia Dorfmüller - Project Manager & Administration Officer 2016-2017 - Disruption Network Lab e.V. Member

Claudia Dorfmüller worked as project manager and administration officer at Disruption Network Lab in 2016 and 2017, contributing to the foundation of the Disruption Network Lab e.V.. Since 2018 she is part of the Leadership Team of the Arthur Boskamp Foundation in Hohenlockstedt. She is a member of the Disruption Network Lab e.V..

Mauro Mondello - Guest Curator 2017

Mauro Mondello co-curated the conference TERROR FEEDS (November 2017). He is a freelance journalist, writer, and documentary filmmaker based in Berlin.

Rahel Währer - Administration Officer & Manager 2018

Rahel Währer worked as administration officer and manager at Disruption Network Lab in 2018 for the conference programme “Misinformation Ecosystems”. She graduated in Linguistic, Literary and Cultural Studies from TU Dresden and is studying Religion and Culture at HU Berlin.

Helen Faller - Development Associate 2018

Helen Faller helped to expand Disruption Network Lab's circle of long-term potential donors as part of its ongoing capacity-building efforts. She has a Ph.D. in Anthropology from the University of Michigan and has raised nearly 1.3 million Euro for small nonprofits working for social change.