Program 2020

Saturday 23.05.

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 – 12:00

Lightning Talks are 15-20 min presentations by AMRO20 participants

Lightning Talks

12:00 – 13:00

This seat is free for you! In this format you have only 10 minutes time for your presentation. To reserve your slot, you must register.

Lightning Talks

14:00 – 18:00

19:00 – 20:15

Narratives of "smartness" are extending to all areas of life: cities, homes and things. These narratives are dominated by "the smartness mandate" promising that innovation and technology will provide solutions to various crises of our planet. Any economic, environmental or security threat, like the ongoing pandemic, becomes a possibility for smart growth and optimization for those wishing to profit from the 4th industrial revolution.

Conversation, Panel

20:15 – 21:30

The last session of AMRO20 will focus on the sustainability of IT, closing with a future-oriented attitude. A group of researchers, artists, developers, activists Malte Reißig, Joana Moll, Kris de Decker and the collective Re:Common will engage in a conversation envisioning possible future developments of sustainable technologies and infrastructures.

Conversation, Presentation

21:30 – 23:30

AMRO20 Nightline is streamed by dorfTV and radio FRO.