The „Offshore Tour Operator“ is a psycho-geographic GPS prototype that guides the walk of the user through the database of the Panama Papers, in search of the physical traces of the offshore banking within the city landscape.
The dérive will bring the participants outside, in the various neighborhoods of the city of Berlin, in a hunt for shell companies, trust firms, domiciliation agencies and shadow finance offices and agents that are referenced in the Offshore Leaks, Panama Papers and Bahamas Leaks data bases. The GPS guides the user through audio indications.
Participants are invited to photograph the entrance, describe the area, observe the letterboxes and intercom systems to check if the name of the offshore entity, revealed by the leaks, is still there, and take notes on the path taken to it, to later discuss the experiences and share collected images.
This workshop is generally for everyone who is interested in the topic: artists, journalists, cartographers, hackers, architects, criminologists, economists. Some basic understanding of the notions of dérives, psychogeography, tax evasion, optimization is welcome, but not mandatory.
What you will get out of this afternoon is a cross-related knowledge of the financial aspects of the city and the places where offshore banking actually happens.
For the registration of the workshop please write to email@example.com and buy the ticket in advance.
We also ask you to bring a camera/smartphone, a compass and a pair of headphones.
Costs: 15 Euro
Registration: The number of seats is limited to 20. Booking is essential. Please get your ticket here!
This workshop is a co-production between the Disruption Network Lab and SUPERMARKT Berlin. It is part of Disruption Network Lab’s conference DARK HAVENS – Confronting Hidden Money and Power, Kunstquartier Bethanien, 5-7 April, 2019.
Workshop curators & organizers: Tatiana Bazzichelli /Disruption Network Lab, and Ela Kagel / SUPERMARKT Berlin.