Founded in 2015, Radical Networks is an annual conference that promotes artistic, grassroots activist, and experimental work in telecommunications, including the internet and world wide web. As a summit for investigators and instigators from all disciplines, the event facilitates the open exchange of ideas and collaborations, centering marginalized and underrepresented communities.
Our mission is to have the public critically engage with the communications tools and networks we use and participate in every day, while gaining access to the knowledge needed to create our own tools and alternative infrastructures for community, experimentation, and dissent.
Radical Networks is a community event. We invite a broad range of people to attend—from those who are thinking about setting up their own community networks, to those interested in art that addresses the hyper-connectivity of our society, to those who are just curious about how the web works and how they can protect themselves online. There is something for everyone, at all levels of experience and interest.
Radical Networks is also a social event. We offer evening programming all weekend featuring performances and even a dance party or two.