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Alternative
Futures
Fest

29 May - June 5 @ Newspeak House

Eight days. Eight events. Imagining and building a multitude of post-capitalist futures. During the week, we'll host discussions around the future of work, housing and digital citizenship. Over the weekend, our critical incubator hack event will help you get your post-capitalist project out of the idea phase!


Events


Citizen Beta: A Short History of Civic Tech

May 29, 7 - 11pm, Newspeak Hall
Citizen Beta

A history of how technology has changed the relationship between the citizen and the state.

What land and housing data do you need?

May 30, 12:30 - 5pm, Newspeak Hall
Rose Reese Jones

The digital land data team are a new team at the ministry for housing communities and local government. We’ve been set up to help make it easier for people to access the data they need about land and housing.

Digital design principles to improve charity services

May 31, 8:30 - 10:30am, Newspeak Hall
The Centre for the Acceleration of Social Technology

Digital and design principles are a well established concept across the tech and startup worlds, and there are already some great sets being used by some of the most digitally mature charities.

Digital Labour Meetup

May 31, 7 - 10pm, Newspeak Hall
Mark Graham & Jamie Woodcock

If you are interested in scholarship or activism on the topic of digital labour and the future of work, then consider joining our regular meet-up series that will be held in London.

Deliveroo #DeliverJustice fundraiser

June 1, 6:30pm - 11pm, Newspeak Hall
Independent Workers' Union of Great Britain

Come on down to the Independent Workers’ Union of Great Britain’s #DeliverJustice party - raising money for our campaign to end Deliveroo exploitation.

Critical Incubator - Hack weekend

June 2-3, all day, Newspeak Hall
Anouk & Zarinah

Come spend the weekend co-working on radical post-capitalist projects. We look for a wide range of initiatives: from thought-provoking artworks, to alternative financial models and from cooperatively run factories, to tools for collective decision-making.

WorkerTech Meetup 2: Technology for a fairer future of work

June 4, 6 - 8pm, Newspeak Hall
Bethnal Green Ventures

Join us at our 2nd WorkerTech meetup - an event for anyone interested in the future of work, and using technology to improve the prospects and power of workers.

Citizens in the Digital Age

June 5, 6 - 8:30pm, Newspeak Hall
The Fourth Group

Technology is completely changing the way we live, work, and play.What does it mean to be a citizen in the digital age? What common things do we care about and want to tackle as a group? Those are the questions we’re asking people all over the world through our global inquiry into citizens in the digital age.