Hybrid Event

Re-examining Global.Ports

With Nicholas Anastasopoulos, Fabiane Borges, Ben Vickers, Oliver Lerone Schultz

Thu, Feb 4, 2016
Exhibition Hall 1
12 noon–1.30 pm

Acknowledging a critical moment for diverse port authorities worldwide and at a new global juncture—in Berlin, the EU, and many other international ports—this gathering will be focused specifically on reviewing traditional ports, gathering concrete engagements with their inherent and continuing political-logistical promise of connecting people, places, and important matters.

With a mandate to re-establish a communal quality of ports, the Global Port Authority will ask: what docking points could in these moving times provide reliable anchorage, refuge, or sanctuary to a globally distributed ecology of commoning initiatives and people anxious for open interplanetary connectivity? What are the criteria, methods, and practices for attaining open ports?