SUPERRR is a community and a lab. We develop visions and projects with the goal to create more equitable futures. We do so by researching technologies, building networks and shaping new narratives. SUPERRR is playful, visionary and feminist.
The mission of SUPERRR Lab is to explore and develop the potential of new technologies for society and diversity. We challenge existing paradigms by bringing new perspectives and stakeholders to the discussion. We work with civil society, political decision-makers and the tech industry. Through our fellowship programs, we support individuals and explore future narratives. In our research work, we study the social implications of technology. In our advocacy work, we challenge the power and purpose of technology in society. Our work is driven by feminist values such as equity, diversity, creativity and curiosity. SUPERRR Lab is an independent non-profit organisation founded by Elisa Lindinger and Julia Kloiber in 2019.
Left to right: Elisa, Quincey, Feven, Corinna, Julia, Nandita, Ouassima. Photo by Muhammad Salah.
Superrr Lab Team
Julia Kloiber: Co-Founder and Managing Director. Julia (she/her) has worked with international non-profits such as the Mozilla Foundation, Ashoka and the Open Knowledge Foundation. She has founded a number of initiatives and organisations with a focus on public interest tech and digital public infrastructure. Among them are the Prototype Fund, a public open-source fund and the network Code for Germany. Julia Kloiber is a Fellow of the Mozilla Foundation; through her work, she explores feminist digital futures. She has a background in design and media studies and is a speaker at international conferences. She is on the Advisory Board of Wikimedia Offene Wissenschaft, Digital Service 4 Germany and the Postcode Lottery Germany. Contact: julia[at]superrr.net
Elisa Lindinger: Co-Founder and Managing Director. Elisa (she/her) works at the intersection of technology, the arts and the humanities. Her research focuses on open digital infrastructure communities, digital civil society, and the social impact of emerging technologies. As a trained archaeologist, Elisa has worked in the fields of culture and computer science for more than a decade, both in and outside academia. She worked with the Open Knowledge Foundation Germany on several Civic Tech projects and acted as the director of the Prototype Fund, the first public funding program for freelance software developers in Germany and aims at defining new means to foster technology in the public interest. Contact: elisa[at]superrr.net
Ouassima Laabich: Project Lead. Ouassima (she/her) is passionate about all things related to social justice (movements) and creating/imagining just futures. She studied Public Policy and Middle Eastern Studies in Berlin, Beirut, Amman, Marburg and researched in Sarajevo, Istanbul and Washington DC. She works on and engages in topics at the intersection of public policy, civil society engagement and youth politics: combining areas of expertise in anti-racism, intersectionality and community building. Ouassima is an experienced moderator, facilitator and speaker on critical future studies, social justice, feminism, youth policy and anti-racism. She started her PhD at the Freie Universität Berlin in Political Science recently and focuses her research on empowerment strategies in (digital) brave spaces. Contact: ouassima[at]superrr.net
Quincey Stumptner: Foresight Policy Lead. Quincey (he/him) has a background in philosophy, politics and economics. Driven by his curiosity about how societies can organise themselves in sustainable and just ways, he shifted from focusing on sustainability issues to technology policy and the societal impacts of digital technologies. During his stay as a MA student at the London School of Economics and Political Science, he researched data ethics and the ethics of policymaking. Since 2017 he has gained diverse professional experiences in the start-up world, international cooperation and policy institutions. At SUPERRR Lab, he works on intersectional and decolonial technology foresight and connects SUPERRR Lab's research to actors from policy and politics. Contact: quincey[at]superrr.net
Nandita Vasanta: Project Lead. With a background in comparative arts and literature Nandita (she/her) loves to explore the intersections of different disciplines and the magic of collaboration. Working as a program manager in the past, she curated various projects, events and exhibitions, often linking culture, science and education. She's especially interested in developing inclusive and open spaces and how to generate disruptions enabling new forms of democratisation, participation and knowledge exchange. As a certified coach and mediator, she hopes to improve the way we interact and communicate and to support humans in finding their own form of empowerment and efficacy in the world. At SUPERRR Lab, she's currently the head of the Risktakers Fellowship. Contact: nandita[at]superrr.net
Oki: Volunteer Office Manager. Oki supports the work of SUPERRR Lab voluntarily with her many years of experience in the administration and accounting of non-profit organisations. For the past 25 years, Oki, who originally studied cultural and social sciences, has been concerned with social power relations and their concrete effects on the everyday lives of excluded people. Active in social movements, Oki contributes her practical experience and knowledge in the field of intersectionality to various socially critical groups and NGOs. Her focus is on feminism, classism and racism / critical whiteness.
Feven Keleta: Communications Lead. Feven Keleta (she/her) is a writer, host, and creative producer by way of Eritrea, based in Berlin. With a background in American and African Studies, her work aims to amplify and complicate narratives of Black diasporic culture(s), primarily focusing on Afrodiasporic music. Feven's practice is mainly influenced by various expressions of intersectional Black Feminist and African/Afrodiasporic postcolonial thought. Having engaged with cultural movements like Afrofuturism(s) and, in more recent years, Afrosurrealism, Feven's work as a producer and host of podcasts, a writer, lecturer, and editor is greatly informed by the movements above. At SUPERRR lab, Feven's work as communication lead seeks to build bridges between knowledge production/research, the SUPERRR community, and the general public. Outside the lab, Feven is working on "project: tapeshifta", a project aiming to digitise and archive the music that tells the story of the Eritrean revolution, in which women largely took part. Contact: email@example.com
Corinna Vetter: Advocacy Lead. Corinna (she/her) is passionate about well-designed social policy and dreaming up the potential of just digital future(s). Corinna's academic path in (East) European Studies, Social Policy, and Gender Studies has taken her to France, Belgium, the UK, and Kyrgyzstan. The focus of Corinna's work on (gender) equality policy has its roots in her MA at the College of Europe, where she worked on gender mainstreaming in EU foreign policy. She applied this specialisation during her work at the European Commission and the German Trade Union Confederation. Corinna is experienced in public speaking, workshop facilitation, and event organisation. She insists on meeting all pets that walk through the video during online meetings. At SUPERRR Lab, she will work on feminist tech policy and how to make it a reality in Berlin and Brussels. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Nushin Isabelle Yazdani: Project Manager. Nushin Isabelle Yazdani is a transformation designer, artist and AI design researcher. She works at the intersection of machine learning, design justice and intersectional feminist practices and writes about the systems of oppression of the present and the possibilities of just and free futures. At SUPERRR Lab, Nushin works as a project manager on creating feminist tech policies. With her collective dgtl fmnsm, she curates and organises community events at the intersection of technology, art and design. Nushin is a lecturer at different universities, Landecker Democracy Fellow and a member of the Design Justice Network. She has been selected as one of 100 Brilliant Women in AI Ethics 2021. Nushin is currently on sabbatical. Contact: nushin[at]superrr.net
SUPERRR Community is a loose network of cis and trans women, trans men, and non-binary people in the arts, science, tech, journalism, activism and more. People who challenge the status quo by the work they do – through starting new programs and organizations, running campaigns, creating community spaces or developing and building things that try to make the world a better place. We strive for diversity, fairness and equality. We believe that we can best achieve that by working together and by empowering and supporting one another. We meet on a regular basis to come together, exchange new ideas and scheme new collaborations. We combine our forces to fight for a free society, where everyone can live up to their potential.
The SUPERRR community was started in 2015 by Zara Rahman and Julia Kloiber. Kat Braybrooke, Christine Jakobson and Frederike Kaltheuner run the SUPERRR community in London.