The Peng! Collective
Small group of activists, extending into a network of more than 100 people / PR agencies antagonists with unconventional campaigns and “dirty dealings” / Bold protest
Offered services: encrypted communication data to the public, secure call lines installment between politicians, secret agents and the public, real estate companies haunting etc
Based in Berlin, Germany
Civil Financial Regulation Office, 2018
The Civil Financial Regulation Office is a call center installation operated by six persons trained and hired as agents to call up representatives of financial regulatory and policy bodies in Europe, e.g. the European Central Bank. This is done by using German tax payers’ money to create temporary jobs in the precarious services sector in Greece, paying according to German minimum wage, while agents call those institutions partially responsible for the dire Greek situation. The project builds a bridge between financial technocrats and impacted people in Europe. Non-expert citizens feel the right to demand good answers to pressing questions and get them, eventually. Technocrats are required to see through the complexity of their own field of expertise and are reminded of their ethical orientation.