Main focus: community building
Twitter handle: @liekeploeger
Languages: Dutch, English
Topics: digital rights, community building, hacktivism, open data, human rights, social justice, open culture
Lieke Ploeger is the community director and administration officer of the Disruption Network Lab, an ongoing programme of events and research focused on the intersection of politics, technology and society. Her core interest lies in building and developing both online and offline communities of interest, with a focus on sharing knowledge and expertise in an open way. Since 2019 she runs the Activation community programme through which Disruption Network Lab partners with Berlin-based activists to share skills & create new tools to fight digital injustice.
She is the co-founder of the independent project space SPEKTRUM art science community in Berlin, where she worked as community builder from 2014 to 2018. She published the manual ‘How we can all make it to the future: A guide to offline community building in art & science’ on the community building process of SPEKTRUM art science community.
She previously worked for the Open Knowledge Foundation, a global non-profit organisation focused on realising open data’s value to society by helping civil society groups access and use data to take action on social problems, and for the National Library of the Netherlands. She has a double master of arts from the University of Utrecht, the Netherlands and has been involved in various European research projects in the areas of open cultural data, open access and open science.