Our Terms, Our Conditions

Stadsschouwburg Utrecht 
IMPAKT Centre 


The moment has come for us – everyone who uses a smartphone, the internet and other technologies – to stand up for our rights! Let’s make sure our digital future is fair and inclusive. Let’s put an end to user agreements that are impossible to read. No more blindly agreeing to cookies that track our activities, to not knowing what information corporations have on us or what they are doing with it. And, while we’re at it, let’s also make sure our governments are transparent and accountable in their use of technology and our data. 

At the IMPAKT Festival 2023 we will discuss how we, as digital users, can take back control over our data and get more agency over the technologies we are so dependent on. We want our conditions to apply when we use online platforms. It’s time to stand up against the way Big Tech companies are commodifying people. And when it comes to increasing their use of digital technologies as a tool for governance, governments should be prioritising our interest – not efficiency. The IMPAKT Festival 2023 will be a platform for open dialogue between the audience, politicians, artists and experts. Through the festival, IMPAKT wants to foster a dialogue on developing better legislation that forces technology companies to be more ethical. Our data needs to be protected and tech corporations should operate on our terms. Let’s turn Big Tech into Fair Tech! 

The IMPAKT Festival 2023 is curated by:

Arjon Dunnewind, director and curator
Ezgi Aktug and Merit Zimmermann, guest curators
Adrienne Cassel and Ruby Justice Thelot, guest curators
Niv Fux, guest curator
Emily Hsiang-Yun Huang, guest curator
Dunja Nešović, guest curator
Miranda Mungai, guest curator

The IMPAKT Festival 2023: 1 to 5 November, Utrecht.
Don’t Be Evil at IMPAKT [Centre for Media Culture]: 1 November 2023 to 7 January 2024 
Reclaiming Digital Agency at Fotodok/Casco: 1 November to 19 November


If you are a professional and interested in attending, please check out our professionals programme and accreditation options.


We’re looking for festival volunteers! Do you want to take a look behind the scenes of a 5-day media festival with a programme of two exhibitions, film screenings, lectures, talks and performances? Then please sign up through this form:

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