Katrin Fritsch

Co-Founder MOTIF Institute for Digital Culture

Main focus: Technology & Society

Twitter handle: @KatrinFritsch

Websites/blogs: https://medium.com/@katrinfritsch , https://motif-institute.com/

Languages: English, German, Spanish

City: Berlin

Country: Germany

Topics: technology and culture, big data, data and society, artificial intelligence, data ethics, sustainability

Services: Talk, Moderation, Workshop management, Consulting, Coaching, Interview

  Willing to travel for an event.


Katrin Fritsch is a data and society researcher and writer. She is co-founder of MOTIF Institute for Digital Culture, an independent think tank that operates at the intersection of technology and society. In projects for Deutsche Bahn, netzpolitik.org or CityLAB Berlin she develops formats that enable public engagement in technology, climate change and gender equality. Katrin holds a MSc in Data & Society of the London School of Economics and Political Science and was placed on Forbes magazine’s 30 under 30 list. Throughout her work, she advocates for sustainable technologies and feminist futures.

Examples of previous talks / appearances:

Constructing Feminist Tech Through Fiction / Internet Freedom Festival / Zoom

In this workshop in collaboration with jeem.me, we discuss the importance of imagination and narration in the context of technologies and the internet. We show the relevance on politics of futures, and together imagine feminist futures for a more equitable, just, and sustainable internet.

This talk is in: English
Wie können wir Algorithmen kontrollieren? / AHA! Festival / Luzern

Wie können wir Algorithmen kontrollieren, und wie kontrollieren Algorithmen uns? In diesem fünfzig-minütigem Vortrag erklärt Katrin Fritsch warum es wichtig ist, kritisch mit Algorithmen umzugehen, und welche Möglichkeiten es gibt, eine offene, faire, und solidarische digitale Gesellschaft zu entwickeln.

This talk is in: German
Wie gelingt eine faire KI? Diversität von KI in Vermittlung und Entwicklung / KI und Wir* / Magdeburg

In diesem Panel besprechen wir, welche neuen sozialen Ungleichheiten durch KI entstehen können und welche möglichen Ansätze es für eine faire, ethische, transparente, und feministische KI gibt.

This talk is in: German
Sustainable Futures: 30 Tactics for 2030 / CityLAB / Berlin

The future is sustainable and inclusive! - Or is there a future at all? In times of rapidly advancing technologies and with a serious climate crisis ahead, the question of who shapes the future is becoming increasingly relevant. Yet all too often, citizen participation is lacking within this debate. In this workshop and at this event, we want to re-imagine what a sustainable future for Berlin and beyond could look like, and which first steps we can make to move towards this direction.

This talk is in: English
New Activists for European Culture / elevate festival / Graz

How do we make sense of technology, and how can we develop new alternative infrastructures? What is new, and what, in fact, just repeats narratives that have been told since many years? And, what is the role of culture in the European political landscape?

This talk is in: English