Dark Havens Meet-Up: Exposing Secret Connections

Dark Havens Meet-Up: Exposing Secret Connections


For the first community meet up of the year DNK invites you to join us for an introduction to the 2019 program of the Disruption Network Lab, ‘The Art of Exposing Injustice’, in cooperation with Transparency International.

On this night we kick off the exploration around our first event of the year, Dark Havens: Confronting Hidden Money & Power (5-6 April 2019, Studio 1, Kunstraum Kreuzberg / Bethanien), which focuses on the issues of financial corruption and tax havens and the informational, political, technological and artistic response to such topics.

We will hear from two Berlin-based initiatives, Transparency International Deutschland e.V. (https://www.transparency.de) and Open Knowledge Foundation Deutschland (https://okfn.de) how they work on opening up data and increasing transparency in the fight against corruption.

Schedule & Program:

- Introduction to the 2019 program ‘The Art of Exposing Injustice’ and the Activation program by the Disruption Network Lab team

- Input from Transparency Germany on how they work on financial transparency and whistleblowing. Transparency Germany is the national chapter of Transparency International, the global network leading the fight against corruption including more than 100 established national chapters. Transparency Germany’s aim is to raise public awareness about the harmful consequences of corruption and to strengthen integrity systems. A key element is their work with volunteers: thematically organized groups serve as forums for the exchange of information and the development of new positions and demands.

- Input from Open Knowledge Foundation Deutschland e.V. on their recently launched initiative to open up company registration data, https://offeneregister.de/. Together with OpenCorporates, they make information from the German company register accessible as open data. For the first time, data such as the registered office, legal form and authorised representatives of 5.1 million German companies, foundations and associations are openly and freely available on the Internet. Linking international company data with data from the Panama and Paradise Papers can be of great help for investigative journalists when they investigate international cases of money laundering and corruption.

- Drinks and networking

You are warmly invited to join us, share your thoughts and find out more about how to get involved - entrance is free.