Keynote speeches, talks and lectures include topics like critical making, grassroots movements, social innovation, social business models, openness and inclusion in tech and social entrepreneurship.


  • FOSSASIA (April, Singapore):
    Scaling Distributed Manufacturing
  • Open Hardware Research Network (January, online):
    Towards a Scaling Model for Distributed Manufacturing



  • Maker Meetup, RWTH Aachen University, Media Computing Group (October, Aachen/online):
    Introducing Critical Making
  • CyFy Conference, ORF Foundation (October, Delhi/online):
    Co-curator and moderator: Recrafting the Agora: Inclusive Agendas
  • CoAct Citizen Social Science School: Social Dimensions in Citizen Science. Universitat de Barcelona (September, online)
    Knowledge Production with Makers: Situatedness, Infrastructuring, and Criticality – 3 Emerging Research Topics
  • Future University at Ars Electronica Festival and Johannes Kepler Universität (August-September, Linz):
    Lead Facilitator and Co-Creator
  • 10th International Conference on Communities and Technologies (June, Seattle):
    Critical Making with and for Communities. Community-Driven Critical Making Grounded in Practitioners’ Perspectives on Definition and Praxis
  • Salzburg University of Applied Sciences, Masterstudiengang Soziale Innovation (May, Salzburg):
    Critical Practice Cases in Social Innovation
  • Digital Culture and Society Special Issue Launch Event: Alternative Histories in DIY Cultures & Maker Utopias (April, online):
    Tracing the History of DIY and Maker Culture in Germany’s Open Workshops
  • EU Horizon 2020 Exploring Critical Making Conference (April, online):
    Curation, design and moderation of the 2-day conference
  • hybrid plattform, Global Makerspaces – Critical Perspectives, Positions and Practices (January, Berlin):
    Social Innovation in Critical Technical Practice in Indonesia
  • Critical Making Consortium (January, online):
    Critical Making Basic Theoretical and Practical Principles: Defining Common Ground
    Building the Critical Making Knowledge Base
    Case Action: Young Talents – Making and Digitalisation in Education


  • techSHE meet-up (December, Hannover):
    Female Social Entrepreneurs: Inspiration from South-East Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa and South America
  • United Nations, Forum “Objectif Sciences International” (December, Geneva):
    Participatory Research, Citizen Sciences, Crowd-Innovation and Fab Labs for Peace and Development track: Critical Making – Studying Responsible Research and Innovation Practices in the Maker Community
  • Event of House of Natural Fiber (October, Jogjakarta/online):
    “Digital Artivism”: Social Solidarity Amidst the Pandemic Crisis
  • Media Startup Fellowship Bootcamp, Media Lab Bayern (September, Munich/online):
    Coach: Human-centred Design, Testing Assumptions and Pitching
  • Datenspuren (September, Dresden/online):
    Democratizing and Decolonizing the Future. Grassroots Utopias from Indonesia
  • Hack from Home Hackathon (May, Indonesia/online):
    Organizer and mentor: How to Get Started With Your Social Startup
  • Prototype Fund (May, Berlin):
    Jury member for Round 8. An initiative by the Open Knowledge Foundation Deutschland e. V. and Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF)
  • DAAD Science Lectures (April, Jakarta):
    Grassroots Innovation Movements
  • FOSSASIA (March, Singapore):
    Sustainable Making Needs Critical Thinking
  • HONF x Institut Teknologi Telkom Purwokerto and Purwokerto Semendulur Community (March, Purwokerto):
    Critical Making
  • Universitas Gadjah Mada, Social Development Talks (February, Jogjakarta):
    Social Innovation, Social Entrepreneurship and Alternative Business Models


  • ORF Dhaka Global Dialogue (November, Dhaka): Women in the GIG economy
  • ESSI 5th Global Research Conference: Social Innovation and Socio-Digital Transformation – Towards a Comprehensive Innovation Policy (October, Dortmund):
    Social Innovation in Critical Technical Practice
  • Cyfy Conference (October, Delhi):
    Inclusive Technologies and Democratising Innovation
  • CIHR Netzwerktreffen (October, Berlin):
    Open Source Software, Maker Communities and Governance
  • Ars Electronica Festival (September, Austria):
    Future Innovators Summit, Facilitator of Future Humanity Group
  • Dinacon (August, Panama):
    Not giving a talk, just learning, making and being inspired!
  • No School Nevers (July, Nevers, France):
    Not giving a talk, just learning, making and being inspired!
  • GATWU Jahrestagung (June, Hamburg, Germany):
    Souveränität, Entrepreneurship und Beteiligung durch Digitalisierung: Social Entrepreneurship und Digitalisierung
  • Communities and Technologies Conference (June, Vienna):
    Critical Making with and for Communities Workshop
  • German-American Conference at Harvard e.V. (May, Berlin):
    Chancen und Herausforderung für Impact-Driven Technologie Startups in Schwellenländern 
  • Prototype Fund (May, Berlin):
    Jury member for round 6 topic “Commit: System Erneuern”. An initiative by the Open Knowledge Foundation Deutschland e. V. and Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF).
  • Autotopia (May, Leipzig):
    Interaktiver Workshop Kritische Maker-Kultur
  • HubIT Berlin Workshop at the Technical University (April, Berlin):
    The Origins of Critical Making and Two Examples




  • ITU Telecom World (November, remote):
    Jury Member for the ITU Telecom Innovation Awards
  • #neuLand(October, Berlin):
    Jury Member
  • QtCon (September, Berlin):
    Building a Sustainable, Impactful and Open Social Business
  • AngelHack (June, Berlin):
    Jury Member


  • Creative Economy Lecture Series, Eötvös Loránd University (November, Budapest):
    Why Become a Social Entrepreneur?
  • Youth and ICTs, ITU (June, Geneva, Switzerland):
    Inauguration of the New Patron, President Luis Guillermo Solís
  • Re:publica (May, Berlin, Germany):
    Fighting Chronic Disease with Digital Innovation
  • ITU Girls in ICT Day (April, Geneva, Switzerland):
    How Can STEM be Social?