Documentation: Discussion Series „Challenging Tech“

In May and June 2021, ZET organised the discussion series „Challenging Tech: Organizing, Resistance & Alternatives“ in cooperation with Rosa-Luxemburg-Foundation. The three-part series looked at new forms of organising and coalition-building in the tech sector. The series was documented with recordings and reports.


May 1st, 2021 – 19:00h CEST
Challenging Tech: International Perspectives on Organizing
with Raksha Muthukumar (software engineer at Google and spokesperson for the Alphabet Workers Union) & Sören Lieske (organizer for the tech sector at IG Metall Berlin).

Event report: “We cannot rely on Google’s benevolence”
Event website



May 18, 2021 – 19:00h CEST
Antagonists, Accomplices, Comrades? Coalitions between Tech and Gig Workers
with Abdurzak Hadi (driver for Uber and representative of the ADCU London) and Yonatan Miller (software engineer and organizer with the Tech Workers Coalition Berlin).

Event video recording (RLS Facebook)
Event report: “Tech workers are workers, too”
Event website



Header Challenging Tech Event Number 3
June 8, 2021 – 19:00h CEST
Perspectives beyond Collective Action: The emancipatory potential of technology in cities.

with Markus Anderson Michaelis (delivery cooperative Khora), Vincent Bachelet (open innovation advocate, member of CoopCycle federation providing software for delivery cooperatives), Katalin Gennburg (member of the Berlin House of Representatives for „The Left“ (Die Linke)).

Event video recording (RLS Facebook)
Event website