Thursday, June 22, 2017, 8 pm
#SpaceOfDebate – Hate Speech: Virtual Architectures
Discussion with Roger Bundschuh (architect, Berlin) and Leon Kahane (artist, Berlin)
Referring to the installation Art Trolls, the artist and architect will sound out the relationship between the invisible (virtual) workstations in the troll factories, best known from countries like Russia, and the effects of the hate speech produced there. In early 1990s, the internet phenomenon “troll” was first mentioned in so-called newsgroups. Today trolls are used for controlling and fending off state-ideological politics in social media.