Awareness is key
Code of Conduct

As a festival dedicated to art and digital culture, transmediale is bringing together a diverse community of international artists, researchers, activists and thinkers. As such, transmediale holds a responsibility towards its online and offline communities.

We are committed to providing a safe and supportive festival experience for everyone, free from all forms of harassment and discrimination. We therefore ask you to treat everyone with respect and care and to be mindful of their boundaries. This is understandably meant regardless of any personal attribute such as gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, race, disability, physical appearance, body size, age, religion, socio-economic status and background or birthplace.

The use of derogatory language, any form of harassment, racism, sexism, transphobia, ableism, queerphobia, classism and all forms of discrimination and oppressive behaviour is not tolerated. What qualifies as such is always determined by the person whose boundaries were crossed.

If you observe or experience an uncomfortable situation at any transmediale event, please approach our info counter team. You can also send a direct message to our telegram @transmediale_team. Alternatively, you may report any incident or submit any feedback at hello@transmediale.de .

Reports can be submitted with or without identifying information of the offender. All reports will be treated seriously and responded to promptly, all correspondence will be confidential. No decisions on how to respond to the incident will be made without the consent of the affected person.

We will implement this policy throughout the festival and we expect cooperation from all participants to help ensure a safe environment for everyone at all festival venues and festival-related social events – both offline and online. To ensure that this Code of Conduct is enforced across platforms, we have established guidelines on how to enjoy transmediale’s online spaces.

Individuals asked to stop any inappropriate behaviour are expected to comply immediately. transmediale reserves the right to (permanently) exclude anyone violating this Code of Conduct without any right to a refund.

Awareness is a process: we do not always get it right, but we work within our team to provide safer spaces throughout the festival. Your feedback is always most welcome under hello@transmediale.de . It helps us learn from incidents or mistakes to make sure they will not happen again.

How to report

If you observe or experience an uncomfortable situation at any transmediale event, please approach our info counter team. You can also send a direct message to our telegram @transmediale_team. Alternatively, you may report any incident or submit any feedback at hello[at]transmediale.de.

Reports can be submitted with or without identifying information of the offender. All reports will be treated seriously and responded to promptly, all correspondence will be confidential. No decisions on how to respond to the incident will be made without the consent of the affected person.

Awareness is a process

We will implement this policy throughout the festival and we expect cooperation from all participants to help ensure a safe environment for everyone at all festival venues and festival-related social events – both offline and online. To ensure that this Code of Conduct is enforced across platforms, we have established guidelines on how to enjoy transmediale’s online spaces.

Individuals asked to stop any inappropriate behaviour are expected to comply immediately. transmediale reserves the right to (permanently) exclude anyone violating this Code of Conduct without any right to a refund.

We do not always get it right, but we work within our team to provide safer spaces throughout the festival. Your feedback is always most welcome under hello[at]transmediale.de. It helps us learn from incidents or mistakes to make sure they will not happen again.

Community Guidelines
A community of respect

In order to create a positive and engaging environment for users among our transmediale accounts, we ask all users to treat each other with respect. Users may disagree with an idea; however, they must be respectful of others at all times. Insults, threats or harassment of other users, organizations or employees are prohibited. transmediale will not tolerate and reserves its right to delete - to the full extent that each respective social media platform allows - any post or comment that;

  • are defamatory, indecent, hateful, racist, xenophobic, homophobic, sexist, disgraceful, vulgar or inappropriate;
  • encourage or suggest illegal activity, announcements from labour or political organizations and unintelligible or irrelevant posts.
Stay on topic

Users must ensure that their posts and comments are relevant to the topic at hand so as not to break the flow of a conversation.

Everything is public

Nothing is private when posting or commenting on a public feed. It is important to ensure that you do not say something that you might regret later. Do not post or comment on anything that you would not want others to know. Remember that the information you share on a public feed may be captured, stored, accessed, potentially disclosed, and used inappropriately by others.

Your comments are your own

Any comments or opinions shared by our followers on transmediale accounts are those of their respective contributors only. The views expressed by outside contributors do not represent the views of transmediale.

Use your own original content

All content posted by users on transmediale accounts must comply with intellectual property rights related to such content.

Responsibilities

transmediale is not responsible or liable for damages that may occur while you are using a transmediale account. You must comply with the social media platform or tool terms and conditions on which transmediale accounts are hosted.

When do we respond?

We make it a habit to read all messages, posts, and comments, and we may answer when appropriate.

Imprint & Contact
transmediale e.V. Gerichtstr. 35 13347 Berlin tel: +49 (0)30 959 994 231 E-Mail: info[at]transmediale.de

The festival has been funded as a cultural institution of excellence by the Kulturstiftung des Bundes (German Federal Cultural Foundation) since 2004.

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