Vrije Universiteit Brussel LSTS (BE) & Tilburg University TILT (NL)
Paul De Hert is professor of law at the Faculty of Law and Criminology of Vrije Universiteit Brussel. He is the Director of the research group on Fundamental Rights and Constitutionalism (FRC) and senior member of the research group on Law, Science, Technology & Society (LSTS). Paul De Hert is also associated-professor Law and Technology at the Tilburg Institute for Law and Technology (TILT).
Utrecht University & IMPAKT
Rosa Wevers is a PhD candidate in Gender Studies at Utrecht University. Her research project 'Facing Surveillance: Artistic Strategies in Times of Control' is focused on art exhibitions that thematize surveillance. Rosa is especially interested in how artists create tangible and critical responses to structures of exclusion produced by technological surveillance. Before starting her PhD, Rosa has worked as a coordinator of the Gender and Diversity Hub and the Museum of Equality and Difference (MOED). Rosa is also the co-host of the podcast called 'Kunstmatig', on the intersections of art and technology.
Annemie Vanackere studied philosophy in Leuven and Paris, as well as theater and film studies in Leuven for one year afterwards. She has worked as production manager for STUC and the festival KLAPSTUK, and in 1993 she took over the artistic directorship of the Nieuwpoorttheater in Ghent. From 1995 to 2011 Annemie Vanackere was employed at the Rotterdamse Schouwburg, since 2001 as artistic co-director of the Rotterdamse Schouwburg as well as director of the affiliated Productiehuis Rotterdam. Until 2011 Annemie Vanackere was also artistic director of "De Internationale Keuze van de Rotterdamse Schouwburg", the annual international theater, dance, and performance festival that she co-founded in Rotterdam. Since September 2012 she has been the artistic and managing director of HAU Hebbel am Ufer in Berlin, which she relaunched with her team on November 1, 2012.
HAU Hebbel am Ufer produces and presents contemporary artistic positions that explore the intersection of theatre, dance, and performance. In addition, music, visual arts, and theoretically oriented discursive events are core components of the diverse program. Instead of relying on a permanent ensemble, HAU develops and presents international co-productions, festivals, and projects realized within and beyond Berlin’s international dance and theatre scene. HAU Hebbel am Ufer is also executive producer of the international “Tanz im August” festival.