This week (26-29 November), thousands of diplomats, tech experts, parliamentarians, and NGO activists will gather in Berlin for the 14th annual meeting of the Internet Governance Forum (IGF). As a part of I try to link the IGF discussion to social, cultural, and historical dynamics of the host city and country. This year, that choice was simple - it is the 100th anniversary of the Bauhaus movement.
Just a 20 minute drive from the Estrel Center - the venue of the IGF - is the Bauhaus Archive. As digital policymakers start constructing a ‘digital home’ for humanity, Bauhaus - which literally means ‘constructing house’ - could be a substantial source of inspiration.