Designing a critical card game which deals with the absurdities of our technological present has a lot in common with the development of an algorithmic system: Both need some rules for them to work — but in the end, they are human-made. Karla Zavala Barreda & Adriaan Odendaal talked with Jeannette Neustadt & Markus Overdiek about implications of this insight for their co-creational game design process within their project “Algorithms of Late Capitalism” — and shared some thoughts for a vision of a more inclusive digital future.

The New New fellows Adriaan Odendaal and Karla Zavala Barreda
Image credit: Anna Niedhardt

What was your motivation for starting Algorithms of Late Capitalism?

Adriaan: In 2017…

illustration by Anna Niedhardt

The open online directory maps and documents educational design initiatives that use feminist perspectives and pedagogies. The aim of the directory is to explore new, alternative ways of learning, teaching and practicing design. Its continuously-growing index of courses, workshops, classes and programmes features assignments, projects and reading lists to facilitate exchange and collaboration between designers, students, educators and researchers.

Superrr: Can you tell us more about you and your project feminist curricula?

Maya: feminist curricula was born out of my research on design education and feminist theory, in particular on how intersectional feminism can inform design education. Design as…

While the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic has thrown light on how social inequalities affect health outcomes, less attention has been paid to broader, systemic disparities in medical care. By establishing an online portal that documents under-publicised illness presentations in marginalised genders and ethnicities, Imogen Malpas is working to counter this injustice. She and Markus Overdiek talked about The Dark Matters Database.

What was your motivation to start “Dark Matters Database”?

I learned about health inequity and the disparities that still exist in United Kingdom (UK) healthcare and across the world both during my studies and through personal experience. One striking example…

OUSA is an intersectional digital platform that brings together illustration and social change. We create illustrations based on our migrational perspectives, and organise online and offline events that raise awareness of inequity and discrimination by creating new forms of collaboration and sparking creative exchange. Our goal is to disrupt negative narratives around migration and marginalised people. Ana Filipa Maceira & Irem Kurt talked with Ouassima Laabich-Mansour (Superrr Lab) & Markus Overdiek (Ethics of Algorithms, Bertelsmann Stiftung) about it.

How did your project start?

Irem: After separately attending zine and illustration events, we finally went together to illustration fest in Berlin…

Introduction: Beyond the Green is a journalistic experimental project which explores feminist narratives about megaprojects that affect our lives, bodies, and territories. It combines investigative journalism, academic knowledge and artistic languages together in a documentary process with the aim of unveiling power dynamics in an increasingly digital world. It aims to strengthen narratives around social-environmental justice. Ouassima (Superrr Lab) spoke to Camila (Beyond the Green):

SUPERRR: How would you describe Beyond The Green to someone who has never heard about feminism and environmental justice before?

Camila: Beyond the Green is a platform that uses social environmental perspectives and feminist lenses…

Turfu is French slang for the future, and a banlieue is a French suburb. The aim of this project is to create speculative futures for the French banlieues that contradict the dominant narratives of pessimism and deprivation. Not only are these misconceptions misleading, they also stand in the way of the reinvention and revitalisation of these urban neighbourhoods. Interview with Makan Fofana and Hugo Pilate, by Ouassima Laabich-Mansour (Superrr Lab). To read the French version please scroll down!

Image credit: La Banlieue du Turfu

Superrr: How did the project start?

Makan: There is an official version to the start of the project, and an unofficial version…

We are excited to announce 12 fellowship projects that will explore what inclusive and just digital futures can look like. For the next six months, fellows from all across Europe will share insights into their work and communities and help us better understand what is needed for just digital futures.

The fellows’ combined strength resides in the diversity of their backgrounds and the distinctness of their perspectives. They hail from nine countries across Europe and belong to a multitude of different communities. Their projects range from reimagining cities to bringing rural communities together. They work alongside survivors of abuse, and…

The New New

Building inclusive and just digital futures

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