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Connecting Cities is a European and worldwide expanding network aiming to build up a connected infrastructure of media facades, urban screens and projection sites to circulate artistic and social content.


In opposition to the commercial use of these urban media, we establish them as platforms on which citizens can exchange – within the city as much as between cities.

We will set up and test this infrastructure of Urban Media Facades through a series of Connecting Cities events, workshops, conferences and artists’ programmes like research residencies and mobile urban media labs. These process oriented interventions and public activities constitute the heart of Connecting Cities.



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NEWS

NEW CONNECTING CITIES PARTNER @ BEIJING, CHINA

Image: © BCAF

Connecting Cities Network is proudly welcoming Beijing Contemporary Art Foundation (BCAF) @ Beijing, China!

BCAF is a public funding foundation which is focusing on urban culture and contemporary art.

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Connecting Cities @ Forum d'Avignon Ruhr 2016

Image: © NEU - Büro für Kommunikationsdesign/ecce

// Panel ‘Creativity and Space – Best Practice for Urban Perspectives’
// 25 August 2016, 3pm
// @ Forum d’Avignon Ruhr 2016, Essen Germany

In the framework of the Forum d’Avignon Ruhr 2016 with the topic of ‘Creativity: Raw Material Resource Future’, Susa Pop, artistic director of Public Art Lab, talks about ‘Crativity and Space – Best Practices for Urban Perspectives’ hosted by Charles Landry, author of ‘The Digitized City’.

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New Connecting Cities Partner: Ramallah Municipality

Photograph: © Ramallah Municipality

We are very pleased to welcome a new Connecting Cities partner in Palestine: Ramallah Municipality!

Ramallah Municipality was established in 1908, and has had 24 Mayors, first woman Mayor was elected in 2005, the last election was held in 2012. Current mayor Mr. Mousa Hadid.

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Curatorial Statement Connecting Cities

Image: © Public Art Lab

// Find the full curatorial statement HERE

Mark Wright (FACT Liverpool) composed a curatorial statement for CCN in cooperation with the Connecting Cities curators. The Connecting Cities' project period (2012-2016) was complemented by the Connecting Cities publication 'What Urban Media Art Can Do - Why When Where & How'.

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CONNECTING CITIES PUBLICATION: WHAT URBAN MEDIA ART CAN DO - WHY WHEN WHERE & HOW

Image: Iva Arandjelovic / Public Art Lab

The book 'What Urban Media Art Can Do - Why When Where and How' departs from the global, exploratory research undertaken by the Connecting Cities Network and reflects on its curatorial strands of the Networked / Participatory and In/Visible City.

Pre-order here

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LATEST ACTIVITIES

2017

NOVEMBER 2017

01.11.-04.11.2017
PLDC 2017 @ Paris, France

2016

JUNE 2016

02.06.2016
Workshop 'What Urban Media Art Can Do' @ Media Architecture Biennale Sydney

07.06.2016
Launch Event 'Live The City' @ BACC Bangkok

07.06.-28.06.2016
Urban Media Project 'Live The City' @ BACC Bangkok

MAY 2016

22.05.2016
Panel 'What Urban Media Art Can Do' @ ISEA Hongkong

31.05.2016
Opening 'Live The City' @ BACC Bangkok

APRIL 2016

14.-19.04.2016
Prototyping Lab @ Community Art Centre Ramallah

MARCH 2016

11.03.2016
Connecting Cities Symposium @ iMAL Brussels

2015

NOVEMBER 2015

20.-21.11.2015
False Positive by Mark Shepard, Moritz Stefaner & Julian Oliver @ Medialab-Prado Madrid

18.-22.11.2015
Saving Face by Hermen Maat & Karen Lancel @ Venice Biennale & Beijing Contemporary Art Center

16.-29.11.2015
CONTROL NO CONTROL by Daniel Iregui @ Guangzhou International Festival of Lights 2015

15.-29.11.2015
Peoples Screen by Paul Sermon & Charlotte Gould @ Guangzhou International Festival of Lights 2015

7.-8.11.2015
G-Frame by The Constitute @ Asia Arts Festival Quanzhou

6.-29.11.2015
Human Futures Exposition @ FACT Liverpool

OCTOBER 2015

28.-31.10.2015
PLDC conference 2015 @ Rome

09.-25.10.2015
Urban Lights Ruhr festival @ Hagen

8.-11.10.2015
Light Festival 'City Visions' @ Jena

SEPTEMBER 2015

11.09.2015
Connecting Cities @ Medialab-Prado

3.-7.09.2015
Ars Electronica Festival @ Linz

3.09.2015
Connecting Cities Conference @ Ars Electronica, Linz

JULY 2015

15.07.2015
City Visions Lab @ Trafo-Station, Jena

JUNE 2015

25.-26.06.2015
City Culture Science Lab @ Guangzhou

FEBRUARY 2015

6.-7.03.2015
Workshop & Lecture @ BACC, Bangko

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