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How do you imagine your future? Young people from ten countries discussed this question during dareCon!. With the help of digital media they gave their generation a voice.

dareCon! took place from Friday, 23 April to Sunday, 25 April 2021 and was 100% digital. Students from Australia, Germany, New Zealand, Myanmar, Thailand, the Philippines, Indonesia, Singapore, Vietnam and Malaysia participated at dareCon!.


dare to shape your future!

To dare something, that's what it's all about! At the convention, young people discussed how they imagine their future – and what they have to dare to make this future happen.

How do you imagine your future? That was the central question during dareCon! Together with the organisations “Jugend hackt”, "IMAGINARY - open mathematics", "Glocal Films", the artists Beldan Sezen and Susanne Heincke students worked on their future projects in various digital workshops and gave their generation a voice. They advanced their visual storytelling skills or practiced coding future spaces in VR. Others experimented with AI and discussed opportunities and risks of this new technology. The participating students took an active part in the programme by sharing their engagement in digital Ted Talks, panel discussions or social media stories.

On Saturday evening participants were able to stream a live concert of the band Systemabsturz from Humboldthain Club in Berlin. Systemabsturz is an electro-pop duo from Berlin. Their songs are about the fact that we all (have to) reveal more and more private information on social media, but also in public spaces. Their beats are somewhere between pop and techno - the declared goal of every concert is to have sore muscles from dancing the next day.
Details about the individual workshops and the supporting programme can be found here: >> Programme

The main language was English but all the participants took the opportunity to practice their German both with each other and with the students from Germany. 

Apply for Darecon!

Six young people from each country can participate at dareCon!. Click on your country to find out how you can apply and when the application deadline is. 


Logo Glocal Films und Susanne Heincke

Kerstin Rickermann is one of the founders of Glocal Films, a German film and media organisation based in London. The Glocal Films team conceptualizes and facilitates film projects with participatory approach in the educational and cultural sector worldwide. Susanne Heincke is an artist and photographer. She is leading projects in the field of art, culture and culture education internationally, in museums, schools and higher education.

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