Event: SILENT WORKS: Berlin als Technopolis, Sep. 23, 2020, Berlin

The project Silent Works organizes the event “Berlin as Technopolis,” to which we are partner. It will take place on September 23, 2020 in the St-Matthäus Kirche in Berlin.

Berlin as Technopolis: Big tech is using the Covid-19 pandemic to take over Berlin. Amazon, for instance, one of the biggest profiteers of the crisis, is turning its logistical empire into ‘critical infrastructure.’ Meanwhile, workers are being romanticized as an ‘essential’ labor force in order to suppress their bargaining power: ‘heroes’ are expected to sacrifice themselves for ‘the greater good’ rather than go on strike. This big tech-driven neo-feudalism is crowned by Amazon’s soon-to-be erected tower in the heart of the city. How can workers, that is: how can we, join forces against the rising Technopolis?

A panel discussion about “Berlin vs. Amazon” and the Berliner Gazette’s Silent Works project. With activists from “Berlin vs. Amazon” and “Berlin Tech Workers Coalition”. Moderation: Magdalena Taube (Berliner Gazette).

The panel discussion serves as a teaser to the forthcoming series of events Silent Works at Haus der Statistik in Berlin (Nov. 7-28, 2020).

More information here and here.

September 11th, 2020 — Projects / Event