CivicIxD at the PublicSpaces Conference 2024

6 & 7 June | 10:00 – 18:00 hrs | Pakhuis de Zwijger, Amsterdam

Join us this Thursday and Friday at the fourth edition of the PublicSpaces Conference with the theme ‘Taking Back the Internet’, The two-day programme will take place at Pakhuis de Zwijger, Amsterdam. Through panels, keynotes, roundtable sessions, lectures, art and culture, we will work our way towards an internet where we set the rules collectively. CivicIxD will be contributing to two events in the programme, see below:

On Thursday, Lector Martijn de Waal will be one of the panelists at the Digital Public Common Goods session, together with Mieke van Heesewijk (SIDN Fund), Neil Smyth (Alkemio), and Koos Steenbergen (Ministry of Interior Affairs). During this panel, the following questions will be explored: Are the commons a way to “take back the Internet”? Then, important questions are: How do digital commons contribute to a transformation where communities are at the helm? How can we design our digital infrastructures to contribute to self-determination and democratic practice?
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On Friday, as part of the CivicIxD project Pubhubs: toward a public digital infrastructure, we have organised the workshop: PubHubs: Create Your Own Hub, where we will demonstrate the beta version of the PubHubs platform and engage with the audience. As an organisation, how would you like to set up your own Hub? What components are important for your organisation, and how would you like to shape moderation? What do you see as the main advantages as well as stumbling blocks to using PubHubs?  In the workshop, we will be joined by Jan de Besten (Pubhubs); Esther Hammelburg (AUAS); Harold Pflug (AUAS); Martijn de Waal (AUAS); Eva Oosterlaken (AUAS) and together design a Hub for a number of different organisational contexts. Join us, your input is needed!
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