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After two successful collaborations in 2016 and 2017, the Cologne-based event will host We are Europe programmes across its festival and its convention. By welcoming Reworks Festival & Reworks Agora, Nuits sonores & European Lab forum and Sónar & Sónar+D, c/o pop will make Cologne into a meeting point of the European scene.
On Thursday 30 August, European Lab forum and c/o pop Convention will explore together the current state of copyright through the angle of music quality, piracy, blockchain and the potential repression of creativity, featuring Claudia Schwarz, Cliff Fluet, Paul Pacifico and Turo Pekari.
The same day, Sónar+D and c/o pop Convention will question the future of AI and the way this technology can reshape or destroy the music industry. The panel will host Antònia Folguera, Dr. Òscar Celma, Inderjit Birdee and Rachel Falconer.
The next day (Friday 31), Reworks Agora, European Lab forum and c/o pop Convention have co-created a panel examining the politics of dancing, counterculture, ravers in Tbilisi and techno entering museums, with Anastasios Diolatzis, Christian Arndt, Katarina Serulus, Matthew Collin and Tobias Thomas.
Because you cannot discuss the politics of dancing if you don’t know how to dance, Sónar, Nuits sonores, Reworks and c/o pop Festival have also curated We are Europe night (Saturday 01 September) in one of the city’s most renowned club spaces: Gewölbe, where KiNK, Bawrut, Gilb’r and Ison will share the stage.