Convened by Ekaterina Degot, with Katia Krupennikova and Heejin Kim

While it is possible to identify stark and distressing situations of growing censorship and oppression at the hands of autocratic states at present, how is it possible to consider censorship as something that occurs within neoliberal contexts, such as those that claim allegiance to values of ‘freedom of speech’? How do cybernetic environments introduce a new context in which efforts of opposition play out? Might it be possible to consider a taxonomy of censorship formations as they are being encountered in the field at present, and which previous examples indicate effective or failed ways of evading, overcoming or opposing these mechanisms of censorship?