Violent Patterns symposium

Students of the Master Non Linear Narrative organise the symposium Violent Patterns taking place on the 6th of June at the Royal Academy of Art, The Hague (KABK).

Violent Patterns

A symposium on public security under algorithmic control

Governments and law enforcement are increasingly using technology and algorithms to predict where and when illegal activities are likely to occur. The fast-paced implementation of these predictive systems has them silently entering the public realm without discussion of their implications and adverse effects; solidifying structural inequality, creating new geographies of violence and dimensions of exclusion.

To address these matters and further questions of organising public safety and security in the age of big data, the students and staff of the master Non-Linear Narrative of the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague have organised this symposium, bringing together in conversation a diversity of professional perspectives, including philosophers, academics, designers, and information technology experts.

Confirmed speakers:

  • Alex S. Vitale (US): Professor of Sociology and the author of The End of Policing (Verso, 2017)
  • Mariëlle den Hengst (NL) has a PhD in computer science at TU Delft and leads the Real-Time Intelligence lab of the National Police Force in The Netherlands.
  • Ramon Amaro (US): Lecturer in the Department of Visual Cultures at Goldsmiths, researching machine learning and black ontology
  • Marjolein Lanzing (NL): PhD student at the Department of Philosophy and Ethics at the TU Eindhoven, researching the changing norms of privacy
  • Lodovica Guarnieri (IT): a researcher and designer working at the intersection between design, history and politics, collaborating with Stroom Den Haag



Wed 6 June 2018 10.00 - 17:00


KABK Auditorium
Royal Academy of Art
Prinsessegracht 4, The Hague

Entrance fee