Program 2020

Thursday 21.05.

00:00 - 24:00

Keywords: DIY, FLOSS, personal computers, operating systems, data privacy, technological sovereignty.


AMRO20 exhibition was transformed into a journey through artistic projects dealing with the festival topic "Of Whirlpools and Tornadoes". As the festival became "radically digital", these projects were kind of lost in a garden of clouds. That became the title of the show.
Exhibition design curated by artist duo Sai Bao and Yang Mu.


11:00 – 13:00

Lightning Talks are 15-20 min presentations by AMRO20 participants

Lightning Talks

13:00 – 14:00

AMRO20 is radically digital, but we will not miss the occasion to enjoy great food!


14:00 – 18:30

18:00 – 19:00

AMRO20 is radically digital, but we will not miss the occasion to enjoy great food!


19:00 – 19:40

What is privileged in the measurement and the financialisation of ‘nature’ in units of carbon? Carbon policy treats intractably complex environments such as forests or shorelines as Cartesian spaces governed by reversible (timeless) time. Historical and geosocial critiques of institutional violence and power imbalances inherent to this environmental accounting is rarely put into question.

This conversation will consider some of the violence embedded in carbon-led accounting that directs climate policy, and how environmental accounting is employed to facilitate novel forms of intersectional surveillance, or bio- and data-piracy through such examples as Microsoft’s Offset Investments and the Earth Bank of Codes.


19:50 – 21:00

*German for "compulsion to move", is a situation found in chess and other turn-based games wherein one player is put at a disadvantage because they must make a move when they would prefer to pass and not move. (Oxford Dictionary)

Our multi-disciplinary work session will explore how a non-human approach towards the use of technology can help us to tune in with our companion species and environments.