The Art of Decolonising Digital Resistance is a live participatory action, a series of artist provocations exploring how arts and culture practitioners can become a catalyst for decolonizing resistance practices and creating equitable digital transformations. At the heart of the discussion is the need to unlock the potential contribution of the arts to policymaking in our digital society.
Through this process, the aim is to achieve practical reconciliation between artists, policymakers, and communities who have been long excluded from public discourse and decision-making. What are the potentialities unfolded in the relationship between artists, communities, and policy-makers in our digital society? What are the logics and conditions that govern such relationships? Participants will interact with an Assembly of artists and, through hands-on actions, will explore the intersection between the arts and public policy in Europe’s digital transformation and its various societal impacts. Common to all of these questions is the urgency to foster empathy, mutual understanding, and common objectives in a time where digital transformation permeates all spheres of life.
Contributions to the session included a reading of "The Cats of Katydata", a short science-fiction story composed by Armina Pilav and Jamie Allen for The Harvest of the Past that Awaits My Hunger sessions in Cyprus, about a feline revolution in a small, former copper mining town that straddles the United Nations Buffer Zone in Cyprus.