About

Hi! I'm a professional frontend web developer, Debian Developer, and I work on software related to privacy and anonymity online. I've been working with projects of the internet freedom community and non-profit organizations at the intersection of technology, arts and human rights for many years. Born in East Berlin, I spent 15 years in France where I obtained an MA in Visual and Contemporary Arts (2005) and a BA equivalent in Arts and Image Technologies (2003).

I practice non-violent communication, and am interested in bringing a feminist perspective to improving work processes, burn out prevention and self-care into non-profits.

I'm fluent in German, French, and English, and can understand some Italian, Chinese and Russian.

I enjoy creating drawings, being outside gardening, hiking, or sailing (for the view, rather than for the speed), and vaguely pursue an interest in photography.

Clients

Below you'll find a selection of organizations and companies I worked with since 2006:

International: Article19 — Tails — Tactical Tech — Human Rights Protocol Considerations Research Group (HRPC) — Mobilizing Activists around Medical Abortion Network (MAMA)

In Germany: German Institute for Foreign Relations / Institut für Auslandbeziehungen (ifa) — Galerie für zeitgenössische Kunst Leipzig — alphanova Galerie Berlin

In Paris: Galerie Air de Paris — Brownstone Foundation — Bétonsalon art space — Lindaboie — Limseo — SkyrockBlog — Blogspirit — Synesthésie - online magazine for contemporary art

Publications

A Cat's Guide to Internet Freedom, to be published in spring 2020

Für einen digitalen Humanismus, in Leipziger Schriften, Eine Sammlung philosophischer Aufsätze, 2018

Uneins, tape, Michael Barthel, clandestine compositions, 2016. You can hear my voice on several duets, all composed by Michael, who is a poet and sound artist, playing with Berlin slang.

Hanns Heinz Ewers: Le machin qui clignote, in Amer Enfants, Les Ames d'Atala, 2010. The publication is a translation to French that I made and that the editors have revised. The orginal text was published in 1903 and is called Das blinkende Ding.

Déchiffrer la réalité. La critique anticapitaliste dans l’art contemporain. Cartes et diagrammes – atlas d’un monde sans mode d’emploi (Deciphering reality, anti-capitalist critique in contemporary art. Maps and diagrams – atlas of a world without an operating manual), research subject at Université Paris VIII under the guidance of Jean-Claude Moineau, 2006.
The thesis discusses the use of cartography and mapping by contemporary artists. It divides maps in contemporary art into ideological and non-ideological maps and discusses in particular the ideological map in the works of Bureau d’Etudes, Marisa Yiu, Marc Lombardi and Multiplicity, a group around the architect Stefano Boeri. The thesis finds that the use of such ideological maps is similar to the process of hacking as it constitutes an appropriation process of a changing world and its processes – which lack the existence of an atlas or operating manual. Thus, by mapping this changing territory, cartography not only helps to understand and make the invisible visible, but also to position oneself on or outside of the map.

Contact

Contact me: rike @ curlybracket.net / ulrike @ debian.org
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