founding ARTISTIC Director & Curator
Tatiana Bazzichelli is the artistic director and founder of the Disruption Network Lab. Former programme curator at transmediale festival in Berlin from 2011 to 2014, she developed the year-round ‘reSource transmedial culture berlin’ project and curated several conference events. She combined her work of curating and research at the Leuphana University of Lüneburg as Post-Doctoral researcher in the Centre for Digital Cultures from 2012 to 2014. In 2016-2017 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 2011, she received a PhD degree in Information and Media Studies at the Faculty of Arts of Aarhus University in Denmark, writing the book Networked Disruption: Rethinking Oppositions in Art, Hacktivism and the Business of Social Networking (DARC Press, Aarhus University, 2013), which was also the result of her 2009 visiting scholarship at the H-STAR, the Human-Sciences and Technologies Advanced Research Institute of Stanford University. Additionally, she wrote the book Networking: The Net as Artwork (Costa & Nolan, Milan, 2006 /DARC Press, Aarhus University, 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” by the Comites of Berlin, in cooperation with the Italian Embassy and the Italian Cultural Institute. She was born in Rome and she has been living in Berlin since 2003.
Kim Voss is a project and communication manager with a special focus on media arts. As cultural producer and mediator she is taking part in social and aesthetic processes working at the intersection of artistic practice, public interest and the market. She worked as assistant press and communication manager for the theater Sophiensaele in Berlin, as assistant project manager for the conference programme of transmediale festival 2015, and as coordinator for the international training of Erich Pommer Institute in Potsdam-Babelsberg. In October 2013 she set up an exhibition about Upcycling fashion in the famous defunct amusement park "Spreepark Berlin". Since 2015 she is project manager of the Disruption Network Lab. She graduated in Arts Management and Cultural Work from Fachhochschule Potsdam and is currently a media scholar at TU Berlin.
PROJECT MANAGER & COMMUNICATION OFFICER
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. Since 2017 she is project manager and communication officer of the Disruption Network Lab.
Administration Officer & Manager
Rahel Währer is an Administration Officer and Manager at Disruption Network Lab. First as an intern and later as an undergraduate assistant she worked for the German Hygiene-Museum in Dresden where she assisted in the conceptualizing and organizing of the special exhibition *Language.* Later she worked within the framework of the museum’s permanent exhibition where she redesigned the concept for the educational project *Ethical Debates in the Museum*. Since April 2018 she is a part of the team at Disruption Network Lab. She graduated in Linguistic, Literary and Cultural Studies from TU Dresden and is currently studying Religion and Culture at HU Berlin
Designer & Researcher
Jonas Frankki designs and animates the visual identity of the Disruption Network Lab and each conference, and additionally researches speakers and topics for future events. Jonas was born in Sweden, studied Cultural Management at Kulturverkstan in Gothenburg and works as an Art Director at the Berlin media agency for sustainability, Sinnwerkstatt.
Project Manager & Administration officer
Claudia Dorfmüller worked as project manager and administration officer of the Disruption Network Lab in 2016 and 2017, contributing to the foundation of the Disruption Network Lab e.V.. She is a graduate of the University of Arts Berlin and has worked on several cultural projects as curator, project manager and editor. For the Kunsthalle Exnergasse Wien she curated the exhibition "Antenna Futura" (opened in September 2016). For the Heinrich Böll Foundation Brandenburg she worked as production manager of the art exhibition "Rohkunstbau 2015 – Apocalypse". In 2014 she curated and organised the exhibition "Congress of Articulation" in Kunstraum Kreuzberg / Bethanien. For the University of Arts Berlin and others she realised several publication projects.
GUEST Curator & MANAGER
Daniela Silvestrin is an independent researcher, curator and cultural manager with a background in law, history of art and curatorial studies. In her research she explores hybrid artistic practices at the intersection of art, law and science. Driven by the emergence of political and ethical concerns in an era where techno-science increasingly impacts all life and blurs known distinctions (the human and non-human, life and matter), her work focuses on the implications of new technologies analysed through the lens of artistic reflection and knowledge production. After working for four editions of the transmediale festival as project manager, she has been working with both the Disruption Network Lab as guest curator and manager, and with the initiative and collective "STATE Experience Science" in Berlin as art & science curator since both their inceptions in 2014. In the framework of the Disruption Network Lab, she co-curated the events "Cyborg" (May 2015) and "Ignorance" (September 2016). Together with the artists Mario de Vega and Víctor Mazón Gardoqui, she is co-editor of the book LIMEN. Ecologies of Transmission (Berlin / Mexico City, 2016). Her research was awarded with the "Working and Research Grant for Visual Art 2015" by the Berlin Senate Chancellery for Cultural Affairs, Germany.