Russian Military Base: how-to guide
a workshop with Anna Engelhardt and Mark Cinkevich
Oranienstraße 25,
Berlin 10999
Veranstaltungsraum, 1. OG
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and online on Discord
Most of us have some understanding of what a military base is. But do we know how military bases operate? In this workshop, we invite the participants to uncover the largely unknown life cycle of Russian military bases, from their construction to demolition and abandonment. We will get to know how to spot the first signs of military deployment and trace their weak spots using only your laptop.

The workshop is built around the practice of open-source intelligence (OSINT), so we will only employ the data that is publicly available online. The participants of the workshop will be introduced to OSINT tools and techniques as well as the ways they could expose classified information about Russian military bases.

By the end of the workshop, the participants will have a chance to apply the new investigative method in practice. In a guided manner, the attendants will conduct their own investigation in an attempt to locate bottlenecks in Russian military infrastructure.

Please bring a laptop with you, it is obligatory for participation. However, if you cannot bring one, you can still come. Please indicate below, and we will pair you up with someone who has one.

The event is part of the side program of Өмә exhbition and is organized with the financial support of the ÖPR program of the German foreign office.

To register please fill in this form (you can use a pseudonym):
nGbK, Oranienstraße 25, Berlin 10999, Veranstaltungsraum, 1. OG
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and online on Discord
About the participants:
Anna Engelhardt is the alias of a media artist, researcher and writer. Her practice examines post-Soviet cyberspace through a decolonial lens, with an overarching aim of dismantling Russian imperialism. These investigations take on multiple forms of media, including video, software and hardware interfaces. Engelhardt also pursues lecturing and publishing to situate digital conflicts within a broader colonial matrix. Her works and activities have been featured at the transmediale festival, Venice Architecture Biennial, Ars Electronica and the Kyiv Biennial, as well as in Digital War and The Funambulist.

Mark Cinkevich (1994, Lahoysk) is a Belarus-born interdisciplinary researcher and artist based in Warsaw. Having received his master’s degree in Cultural Studies from the University of Helsinki, he now pursues a PhD at the Department of Anthropology, University of Warsaw. In his practice, he is interested in critical, speculative and experimental aspects of art that operate at the intersection of fact and fiction. His work focuses on the post-Soviet infrastructural and social landscape, through which he explores in particular the concepts of nuclear colonialism, infrastructural colonialism, extractivism and monstrosity.
The room is inaccessible to people in a wheelchair. There is an elevator, but access to it is blocked by 4 steps. To get to the toilet you have to overcome about 10 steps on narrow stairs. There are only chairs with a backrest for seating.