• FIBER Festival 2020

    24 – 27 September
    Amsterdam / Online

Thank you!

Looking back at the 2020 edition

FIBER Festival 2020 was an edition to remember. The immense impact of COVID-19 has put us—and the cultural field in general—in a though spot. It forced us to postpone the 5th festival edition to September (initially it was planned in May) and had to adapt the festival programme to offer space both for discussions and presentations of talented artists.

It was a challenge, but what results have we achieved: over 1400 people attended the festival both onsite as offsite. More than 70 international makers and thinkers participated in the festival.

The festival is over, but many (online) activities will result from the conversations and presentations within the festival. Follow the news via our newsletter.

Want to relive the festival? No worries, we recorded the whole thing. All the conference sessions and films can be viewed. Also there’s an aftermovie and a series of festival reports in the works so stay tuned. Thanks again to all who supported FIBER Festival this year, and thanks to those who continue to support us in the years to come.


FIBER Festival 2020

24 – 27 September

FIBER Festival is an Amsterdam based festival that showcases contemporary digital culture, audiovisual art, speculative design and forward thinking music culture to enhance other worldviews.

Through the lens of the arts the festival reflects upon the ever shifting impact of technology on society and the environment. We explore these topics collectively through lectures, installation art, performances and by learning from pioneering creative making-processes.



With the theme Instability the 2020 festival invites a new generation of interdisciplinary makers and thinkers, who each offer a new perspective on the relationship between humans and their environment. They create stories and experiences that invite us to question our position within the planet, addressing climate change and geological activities in new ways.

Join us for alternative perspectives on our radically instable 21st century world.

What to expect

FIBER Festival 2020 presents a two-day hybrid conference with lectures and talks. Over five sessions, FIBER invites a multitude of perspectives—from artists to activists and scientists—allowing us to look at environmental crises and its related social challenges in alternate ways.

Participating speakers: Abdelrhman Hassan; Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg; Anab Jain; Anca Benera & Arnold Estefan; Angela Chan; Arif Kornweitz; Bayo Akomolafe; Darko Lagunas & Theun Karelse; Holly Jean Buck; Kim Stanley Robinson; Michaele Büsse; Ruben Jacobs; Sébastien Robert; Suzanne Dhaliwal; Tega Brain; Yara Feghali & Viviane El-Kmati.


Besides the hybrid conference, there’s an exhibtion in which the artists respond to the transformative impact that humans have on Earth. The festival exhibition aims to contribute to climate change, the ecological crises and the underlying social and economic inequalities through artistic thought, experience and imagination.

Participating artists: Luiz Zanotello; Irene Stracuzzi & Alice Wong; Sissel Marie Tonn; Thijs Ebbe Fokkens; Tivon Rice; Tom Burke; Sébastien Robert; Vanessa Opuku & Lion Sauterleute; Whitespace (Anni Nöps & Casimir Geelhoed).



Festival Booklet

Explore the full 2020 programme




Opening Evening

Thursday 24/9 at Tolhuistuin

On Thursday 24 September FIBER will open the fifth festival edition at Tolhuistuin. Anyone who has bought a ticket for the Thursday time slots can visit the exhibition. In the garden three DJ’s will be playing and you can have a drink. The garden can be visited without an exhibition ticket.

17:30 – 18:00 – Bby Eco (DJ)
18:00 – 18:15 – festival statement
18:15 – 19:00 – Bby Eco (DJ)
19:00 – 20:30 – Shoal (DJ)
20:30 – 22:00 – Merel (DJ)

More about the lineup



From 19:00 there is the possibility to participate in the Digital Swarming Workshop by Tools for Action and choreographer Floor van Leeuwen. They invite anyone with an interest in new cross-pollinations between activism, choreography and technology for a brainstorm and performative workshop with huge inflatable objects.

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Festival Trailer