30 Quai des Charbonnages
Koolmijnenkaai, 1080 Brussels
Art Center for Digital Cultures & Technology

Workshop: Center for Networked Intimacy - Dasha Ilina

Tuesday 24.01 /// 13:00 - 18:00

The workshop invites you to reflect on the strategies and topics of conversation around the development of relationships in the digital era. The artificial nature of relationships formed with the help of technology has been becoming increasingly apparent since the popularization of social networks, and the feelings of alienation and loneliness only escalated during the Covid-19 pandemic which forced upon us an environment of constant online connection.

In this workshop, participants will learn the basics of electronics, while critically reflecting on our ability to maintain relationships in the digital age. Musical cards have long existed as a very superficial and ironic way to tell someone how you feel. Participants will be encouraged to express themselves sincerely and to consider these objects as a means of authentic communication, while learning technical skills such as soldering, creating a circuit, and sound recording. This workshop was made possible with the support of


No specific requirements


Dasha Ilina is a Russian artist based in Paris, France. Through the employment of low tech and DIY approaches her work highlights the nebulous relationship between our desire to incorporate modern technologies into our daily lives and proposed social imperatives for care of oneself and others. Her practice engages the public in order to facilitate a space for the development of critical thought regarding our modern day relationships, privacy in the digital age, and the reflexive contemporary desire to turn to technology for answers. She is the founder of the Center for Technological Pain, a project that proposes DIY solutions to health problems caused by digital technologies for which she has received an Honorary Mention at Ars Electronica. She is also the co-director of NØ SCHOOL, a summer school that focuses on critical research around the social and environmental impacts of information and communication technologies.