Nicolas Maigret – Maria Roszkowska

The mantra that innovation is socially positive and that it must, therefore, be encouraged at all costs to generate a dynamic economy has, till very recently, been widely accepted as true across the political spectrum from the neoliberal right to social democrats. In recent years, however, technology’s disruptive impact on society has made many sceptical. Disnovation postulates that another innovation is possible or, at least, that it is possible to overcome the Silicon Valley brand of fetishism and technological determinism.

At the crossroads between contemporary art, research and hacking, Disnovation working group develops situations of disturbance, speculation, and debate, challenging the dominant ideology of technological innovation (from techno-solutionism to techno-escapism) and stimulating the emergence of alternative narratives.