Here at ThingsCon e.V. — ThingsCon’s legal entity in Germany — we’re happy to announce a change to the board: Prof. Andrea Krajewski will join the board.
Andrea has been an active part of the ThingsCon team for a long time and it feels like an organic next step to make her role more official. She’s been a driving force behind ThingsCon’s annual RIOT report, she’s been co-hosting the ThingsCon Stories podcast, and she’s been the person who more than anyone else has been holding the team to our own high standards for using trustworthy platforms: Without her persistence we might not have switched out regular video calls to privacy friendly open source platforms — or dared to run a full blown one-week festival on Big Blue Button.
Andrea will bring her experience as a design professor to ThingsCon to focus will be to address current topics around the future of the interplay between people, the environment and technology in a networked living environment.
At the same time, my co-founders Max Krüger and I (Peter Bihr) are stepping down from our roles at the board to focus on research initiatives, but will of course continue to be an active part of the ThingsCon family. Simon Höher will be staying on the board.
We’re grateful and excited for this new chapter, and couldn’t be happier.
Learn more about Andrea at andreakrajewski.com.