alternative networks

A reflection into the work of Design Beku, a mesh network in Southern India, which reimagines the idea of data governance through methodologies of ethical care.
TPG
2021-10
Careful Networks is a project that follows the principles of coding to care and coding carefully from the Distributed Web of Care initiative.
Joana Moll and Marloes de Valk discuss Joana’s project 4004, commissioned in 2021. Digging into the infrastructures at the heart of today’s digital technology, they discuss the role of art in the transition to a less polluting society.
This website documents Basic Necessities, an online commission by Nestor Siré and Steffen Köhn on view on the Media Wall and unthinking.photography from 14 October 2021 to 10 January 2022.
4004 creates a link between the explosion of techno-capitalism, the acceleration of climate change and resulting decline of essential ecosystems.
Nestor Siré and Marloes de Valk discuss Nestor’s artistic practice and how he has engaged with the development of alternative networks that arose in Cuba, from book rental shops to El Paquete Semanal and SNET, the Wi-Fi mesh network run by gamers.
This is part two of a conversation between Nestor Siré and Marloes de Valk.