SEMINAR: Drone Salon, 23 May
Drones move from the battlefield to ‘smart cities’ and adhocracy
The drone salon aims to provide a multidisciplinary overview of challenges, opportunities and speculations on future transitions caused by the use of drone technology both in the battlefield and in the civic realm.
This seminar, punctuated by demonstrations and presentations, will consist of a series of conversations between Malkit Shoshan, Ethel Baraona Pohl and experts in the field: lawyers, activists, civic and military drone operators, artists, novelists and designers. Amongst the participants are Cathrine Harwood (Expert in International Law), LtCol Pieter Mink (Senior Advisor Unmanned Aircraft Systems, Royal Netherland Army Command), Belkis Wille (Human Rights Watch, Yemen), Matthew Stadler (a novelist), Liam Young (futurist, critic and curator), Eyal Weizman (Forensic Architecture) Pater Ruben (an artist), Yael Messer (Art curator), and more.
The conversations will bring together multiple views, examples and projects on the spatial effects of the implementation of drones in war and in peace time. The seminar is part of the ‘Drones and Honeycombs’ project and one of a series of public events on the topic of drones organised in collaboration with Studio-X, Columbia University, DPR-Barcelona, The Center for the study of the Drone in NYC, FAST and Het Nieuwe Instituut in Rotterdam.
List of confirmed participants:
Ethel Baraona Pohl
Lieutenant-colonel Pieter Mink
Friday 23 May
Het Nieuwe Instituut Auditorium
€ 15 / € 10 / Tickets