Citizen Sustainability Summit™

Tech for Democracy

Tech for Democracy – A Foreign Policy Perspective on AI & Human Rights
Tuesday, September 20, 12:45 PM – 1:30 PM


Anne Marie Engtoft Larsen, Tech Ambassador, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark

Cecilie Falkenstrøm, Artist


Rose Jackson, Director for Democracy & Technology, Atlantic Council

Tech for Democracy – The Role of Art in Shaping our Digital Futures: A Fireside Chat
Wednesday, September 21, 12:30 PM – 1:15 PM


Cecilie Falkenstrøm, Artist

April De Simone, Design Principal


Berit Basse, Ambassador & Consul General, Consulate General of Denmark in New York

No registration required

The AI-powered art installation addresses the technological utopias and dystopias of tomorrow.

Using artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning algorithms, the artwork generates its own speculative futures pushing past the limitations of the human imagination.

At its core, the artwork itself is meant to be a provocative reflection and scrutiny of how humans allow technological development to dictate the future – rather than the other way around letting our imagination and ideas dictate the direction and progression of technological development.

The Tech for Democracy artwork has been commissioned by Denmark’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs to spearhead the initiative “Year of Action.” Learn more: Tech for Democracy (

The “Copenhagen Pledge on Tech for Democracy” is a commitment to make digital technologies work for and not against democracy and human rights. It underlines the joint responsibility of governments, multilateral organizations, civil society, and technology companies to develop and use digital technologies to benefit democracy and human rights.

Learn More: Frontpage - Tech for Democracy

The “Tech for Democracy” artwork is a free public event and will be exhibited at the Citizen Sustainability Summit on the High Line Sep 20-21.