Democracy beyond the State: WikiLeaks, the Pirate Party and the Icelandic Modern Media Initiative
Icelandic Pirate Party
Chaired by: Maria Hlavajova (BAK, basis voor actuele kunst, Utrecht)
Birgitta Jónsdóttir is an Icelandic MP for the Icelandic Pirate Party, the former spokesperson for WikiLeaks and a current spokesperson for the International Modern Media Initiative. Her lecture during New World Summit: Stateless States was entitled "Democracy beyond the State: Wikileaks, the Pirate Party and the Icelandic Modern Media Initiative" and addressed the role of the digital democratization movement in developing post-statist models of democracy. The so-called Pirate Parties deliberately engage with the idea of the “pirate” as nomad: as an extraterritorial entity, for whom property and culture exist in a state of movement and permanent sharing. Jónsdóttir will discuss how the project of democracy and stateless internationalism took on new forms through the digital revolution in the 21st century.
The New World Summit: Stateless State took place at the Royal Flemish Theater in Brussels, Belgium, 19-21 September 2014.