• On day two of re:publica, the Digital Culture Club will be taking over Stage 8. Following the #rp19 motto tl;dr, we’re going to be taking a few steps back and go back to the source of all forms of culture: storytelling.

  • Digital technologies are changing the present and future of our society(ies), culture(s) and politics. This makes it important to use these changes to dismantle old patterns of discrimination and ensure they aren’t reproduced.

  • The term “smart city” is already somewhat cliché, but how we plan to design intelligent, liveable cities of the future is far from clear.

  • Within the substantial brackets of <Reality Check>, we’re investigating long-term developments and the broader contexts at the interfaces of music and technology. Perspectives on the topic are primarily from the point of view of smaller and independent stakeholders and artists.

  • We find ourselves in an era of “information overload” and “tl:dr”. The next 10-page article sends shivers down our spines. Yet we still want be informed. But how? In times in which our eyes seem to be exhausted, our ears still seem ready for action.

  •  For the first time there will be a re:cruiting area at #rp19 where we will offer various formats to connect potential employers and applicants.

  • World-Class Learning for the 21st Century: There are 5 billion euros available for digitising schools via the DigitalPakt law passed by the German government – and there’s also movement in other areas of education!

  • All over the world, schoolgirls and schoolboys take topics to the streets and demonstrate for a climate-friendly policy. The Fridays for Future demonstrations are intended to remind us to use our resources, our earth, in a sustainable way.

  • We are dedicating re:publica 19 to the long read, the small print, the footnotes; to the power of research, the power of controversy and the urgency not to simplify the issues that divide or unite us.

  • “The Human Touch” is the interface between the individual and the digital, making it the successor to the “re:health topic” from last year.

  • As creators of future digital society, kids are more than welcome at re:publica! Here’s to another year of crafting, playing, coding, and puzzling.


  • Reflections on the change of societies and political dynamics due to digitization are at the core of the re:publica programme. We are interested in shifting power balances, in societal change and civic digital action.

  • Beyond the buzzwords of Industry 4.0, Internet of Things or Big Data: these terms are standard in the discussion of how new technologies will change our daily life, particularly in the context of work.

  • Digital technologies are changing our every day culture in a multitude of ways. We are living in the middle of the post-digital age. The Internet is omnipresent – particularly in the arts and in culture.

  • Technology anthropologists, psychologists, cybersecurity researchers, historians, neurobiologists, sociologists (and, and, and) ... this track is dedicated to you and your research. Here we examine the synergies between science and technology.

  • The crisis of the public sphere (and objectivity?), which has been evident for some time now, and the open hostility towards “mainstream media" will be part of our focus, as will the success stories from (investigative) journalism, great moments in international cooperation and collaborative fram

  • In the track City and Mobility we are taking a look at the impact digitalization has on cities. What does the increasing interconnectedness of urban space mean for the inhabitants of a city?

  • How do digital technologies change the way we learn, teach, research and share knowledge? How are scientific fields and research topics evolving?