Tatiana Bazzichelli

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

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Tatiana Bazzichelli is the founder, artistic director, curator, and board member of the Disruption Network Lab. She has been appointed jury member for the Hauptstadtkulturfonds (Capital Cultural Fund) by the German Federal Government and Berlin for the funding years 2019-2020. She was festival curator at transmediale from 2011 to 2014, where she also developed the ‘reSource transmedial culture berlin’, the year-round cultural network programme of the festival. Bazzichelli’s work at transmediale was the focus of her 2012-2014 post-doctoral research at the Centre for Digital Cultures, Leuphana University of Lüneburg. She received a PhD degree in Information and Media Studies at the Faculty of Arts of Aarhus University in 2011. Her PhD research, Networked Disruption: Rethinking Oppositions in Art, Hacktivism and the Business of Social Networking (DARC Press, 2013), was the result of her 2009 visiting scholarship at the H-STAR Institute of Stanford University. She wrote the book Networking: The Net as Artwork (Costa & Nolan, 2006; DARC Press, 2008), and co-edited Disrupting Business: Art and Activism in Times of Financial Crisis (Autonomedia, 2013). She has taught classes and given lectures about whistleblowing, hacktivism, art and digital culture in many institutions, including the Department of Cultural Practice at the Potsdam University of Applied Sciences (FHP) as Visiting Lecturer in 2016-2017. She curated the exhibitions SAMIZDATA (NOME Gallery, 2015), Networked Disruption (Škuc Gallery, 2015), HACK.Fem.EAST (Kunstraum Kreuzberg /Bethanien, 2008), HACKmit! (MACHmit! Museum, 2007) and Hack.it.art (Kunstraum Kreuzberg /Bethanien, 2005). Active in the Italian hacker scene since the ’90s, her networking project AHA:Activism-Hacking Artivism won the honorary mention for Digital Communities at Ars Electronica 2007. Awarded the 2014 “Italian of the Year” by the Italian Embassy, Italian Cultural Institute, and ComItEs of Berlin, she has been living in Berlin since 2003.

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Lieke Ploeger

disruption network lab e. v. board

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Lieke Ploeger is the community director and administration officer 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
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Nada Bakr is a curator, researcher and cultural manager based in Berlin. She holds a Master of Arts (MA) in Media Arts Cultures from Aalborg University. For two years she studied at Media Arts Cultures, an Erasmus Mundus joint master programme between Austria, Denmark, Poland, and Hong Kong. She works on different projects in Berlin and Cairo related to visual arts, digital culture, art and activism, digital rights and media art. Her work in the field of media art is developed through research and practice on the intersection between art and technology. Nada is the Managing Director and co-curator of Cairotronica - Cairo Electronic and New Media Art festival, where she curates and manages the biennial festival program. Earlier, Nada worked as a project manager of Darb 1718 Contemporary Art and Culture Centre in Cairo and as a prgramme officer 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-based Activation Programme of the Lab. She is a member of the Disruption Network Lab e. V..


Monti Harmony

Project Manager
disruption network lab e. v. member

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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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Giacomo Marinsalta

Press and Communication MANAGER


Giacomo Marinsalta is a content designer and media specialist. His practice ranges from visual design to socio-linguistics. With a comprehensive background in communication, localization and project management, he strongly believes in the potential of media for collaborative practices enhancing artistic expression and activist engagement. Drawn to analyze the social stakes and ethical issues raised by the convergence of media and the public sphere, he advocates for media sustainability, quality news and freedom of Internet. His research fosters media literacy in education and focuses on the critical usage of technology, questioning how this affects and influences society and its cultural, political and economic processes. Giacomo holds degrees in Sciences of Languages, Medias and Digital Mediation from Paul Valéry University of Montpellier, France and in Communication Studies from the University of Sherbrooke, Canada.

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Jonas Frankki

Designer & RESEARCH
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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 - Senior Project Manager and Guest Curator 2014-2016, 2019 - Disruption Network Lab e. V. Member

Daniela Silvestrin worked as senior project manager at the Disruption Network Lab until June 2019. She contributed to the Disruption Network Lab's foundation in 2014. She was project manager in 2014 and 2015, and in the framework of the conference programme, she co-curated the events CYBORG (May 2015) and IGNORANCE (September-October 2016). Daniela is a member of the Disruption Network Lab e. V.. Daniela is a curator, cultural researcher, programme developer and organizer-facilitator for cultural projects at the intersection of art, society, science and technology.

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

Kim Voss worked as project manager at the 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 the 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 the 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.

Lorin Decarli - Editor and Strategy Consultant 2018 - Disruption Network Lab e. V. Member

Lorin Decarli contributed as social media editor for the Disruption Network Lab in 2018 and is occasionally consulting for the programme strategy. He works as jurist for an international law firm and is external lecturer at the Humboldt University for Italian Law. He is ambassador of Emergency NGO and a member of the Disruption Network Lab e.V..

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.