A while ago I was asked, by Markus Beckedahl, to present something on maptivism at the re-publica conference.  And even though I am still exploring this new field, I tried to give an overview of the fascinating world of maptivism.

Here is a video of my presentation (33 min.), which also shows the slides I have included below. The first two minutes are in German (in the beginning I forgot I wanted to held the presentation in English in the first place). The presentation covers a lot of what I have been blogging about here and there, but I also included some other great examples. The re-publica took place this year and, thanks to the organizer,  a lot more international and inspiring people got together in Berlin. It was great discussing digital activism with Sokari Enkine, Sam Ben Gharbia, David Sasaki, Rolf Kleef and Tobias Eigen.

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First two minutes in German then in English!

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Maptivism - Maps for Activism, Transparency and Engagement

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Two days after, I joined the Open Data Hackdays, which I really enjoyed. I am often a bit critical about the missing engagement from the German social media scene for politics and transparency. But these two days I got to know an enthusiast group of people.