Marijn Bril is a Rotterdam-based media designer, researcher, and curator. With an interest in digital culture in all its complexity and foolishness, she explores topics ranging from networked images, technological mediation, to digital metaphors. She reflects upon these predominantly through writing, video, and curation. Marijn graduated from Design Academy Eindhoven in the department Media & Culture and studied Media Studies at Maastricht University. Her work has been presented at Dutch Design Week, the Wrong Biennale, 60 Seconds Festival, PloktaTV, and her writing published at Institute of Network Cultures. For CIVA Festival she recently curated the online programme ‘When I Look Through My Browser Window I Can Feel the Fresh Air’, reflecting on increasingly digitally mediated nature.
University of Copenhagen (DK)
I am professor of church history at the University of Copenhagen, specializing in monks and other forms of religiously motivated withdrawal from the world. More importantly in this context, I am the director of the Danish National Research Foundation Centre for Privacy Studies which is dedicated to research into historical notions of privacy and the private. The Centre was founded in 2017; it brings together historians of architecture, law, political ideas, religion and social conditions. The research team examines how explicit and implicit notions of privacy shape relations between individuals and society across diverse historical contexts. We are particularly interested in indications of privacy as a value and as a threat, and aim to mobilize historical insights as a resource for research an debates on contemporary privacy issues.