URBAN REFLECTIONS 2014

by admin / Thursday, 11 September 2014 / Published in EventFestivalUrban MediaWorkshop/Symposium

Berlin – Germany Public Art Lab, Brunnenstr. 72, 13355 Berlin 11 – 14 September 2014 Initiated by Public Art Lab and the Connecting Cities Network in cooperation with SUPERMARKT


Connecting Cities: Urban Reflections was presented during the Kulturfestival Wedding & Moabit 2014. The focus was on the participation of citizens and pedestrians in artistic scenario, which was unforced in a rich program with panel discussions, talks, workshop, Light parcour and an Urban Picnic. Light Parcour 11- 14 September, 19.30-00.00 During Connecting Cities: Urban Reflections Public Art Lab transformed the windows in Brunnenstraße into interactive light and projection windows. The windows became a place for intercultural encounters and community building, where site-specific interactive art works invited the pedestrians to participate and co-create. The Connecting Cities projects Occupy the Screen, Smart Citizen Sentiment Dashboard, Urban Alphabets, Human Beeing was shown, as well as works from Lichtpiraten, a cooperation project of Public Art Lab and Quartiersmanagement Brunnenstraße, the students of Leuphana University Lüneburg and the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar and a video programme by Screen City and Videospread. Urban Dinner 12 September, 20.00 Public Art Lab and the SUPERMARKT invited the local residents to join the open air urban picnic in Brunnenstraße. A long table and chairs was set up and everyone was invited to bring their favorite dishes. Symposium Together with our local partner SUPERMARKT, Public Art Lab organized the Connecting Cities: Urban Reflections Symposium. In several talks, keynotes and panel discussions the speakers discussed how artistic scenarios in the urban space can lead to sustainable community building. 11 September, 19.00-21.00 Panel 0 – Ideen für das Brunnenviertel: Mitmachen, verändern, gemeinsam gestalten! Moderation: Ela Kagel (SUPERMARKT) Speakers: René Scharf (Lastenrad- Werkstatt, Mauergarten)// Andreas Arnold (LeihBar) // Karsten Harazim (solidarische Imkerei im Mauergarten) // Uli Schmidt (IT-Café) // Dr. Bastian Lange (Multiplici- ties) // Franziska Loh (Designer) 12 September, 15.00-15.30 Panel 1 – Mobile Makers Labs for Participatory Processes Keynote: Prof. Mark Shepard Moderation: Ela Kagel (SUPERMARKT) Speakers: Prof. Mark Shepard (Bauhaus University Weimar) // Christin Prätor and Yael Sherill (b-tours) // Suse Miessner (CCN artist) // Torsten Fischer (Quarterland) 12 September, 17.45-19.30 Panel 2 – Real-time Windows as Interaction Platforms Moderation: Susa Pop (Public Art Lab) Keynote: Paul Sermon (CCN artist) Speakers: Nicole Srock-Stanley (dan pearlman) // Dr. Alexander Wiethoff (Ludwig- Maximilian-University Munich) // Paul Sermon (CCN artist) // Daniel Irrgang (University of the Arts / Vilém Flusser Archive) 13 September, 17.45-19.30 Panel 3 – Urban Screens as Community Platforms Moderation: Susa Pop (Public Art Lab) Keynote: Moritz Behrens (CCN artist) Speakers: Moritz Behrens (CCN art- ist) // Robert Kleinfeld (Fraunhofer Institute) // Eva Hor- necker (Bauhaus University Weimar) // Christian Rauch (State Festival) // Robert Sakrowski (transmediale) Workshops In several workshops the artists analyzed how the inhabitants can be included in participatory processes through media art. 11 September, 14.00-17.00 12 & 13 September, 10.00-12.00 Suse Miessner: How can we collectively create a city-alphabet in an urban walk and how can the typographic identity of the neighbourhood be captured by the app? 12 September, 10.00-12.00 Paul Sermon & Charlotte Gould: What are possible telepresent scenarios and strategies for connecting citizens? 13 September, 12.00-14.00 Moritz Behrens & Nina Valkanova: How do people perceive their neighbourhood? How can participation in urban space be fostered by means of interactive technologies? 13 September, 14.00-17.00 Alexander Wiethoff & Marius Hoggenmüller: Prototyping interactivity with mediafacades

More pictures from the event at Flickr

Funded by Culture Program 2007-13 of the European Union

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