25.-27.1. 2015
Supermarkt Berlin
Brunnenstrasse 64
13355 Berlin

Today’s modern cities are hybrid structures in which technology is invisibly interweaved in the perception layers of our everyday lives. With the curatorial theme of In/Visible Cities, in the framework of UNESCO’s International Year of Light, we want to develop an awareness on the changes which are hardly visible to the eyes and are underlying our nowadays cities.

Initiated by Public Art Lab in collaboration with Fraunhofer FOKUS the 2-day Prototyping Lab ‘In/Visible Cities: Prototyping Lab’ will take place on 26th and 27th January as part of transmediale 2015 in the SUPERMARKT.

During the ‘In/Visible Cities: Prototyping Lab’ creative developers, IT experts, urban planners and future visionaries will use sensor measurement technologies to create DIY and crowdsourcing strategies dealing with the visualization of invisible technologies and data collection in cities. The three topics Safety (Digital Citizens), Climate Change and Energy (Hybrid City) and translocality will be the participants starting point for creating creative use of these data. The three best ideas will be chosen, developed and presented as light installations in Dortmund and Jena. A Jury Board will select the three best ideas.

Jury Board:
Julia Kloiber (Open Knowledge Foundation)
Charlotte Knips (Fraunhofer UMSICHT)
Robert Kleinfeld (Fraunhofer FOKUS)
Susa Pop (Connecting Cities)

Gabi Sobliye & Rafael Polo (Tactical Technology Collective)
Sebastian Meier (Interaction Design Lab / Potsdam University of Applied Science)
Julian Adenauer (retune Conference / Sonice Development)

Please register no later than January 18, 2015 here:

The application must indicate whether you already have your own idea or you are interested in teamwork (Artist / Developer).

Sunday – 25.1. evening – short introduction / Idea pitches by the participants / Get Together
Monday – 26.1. from 10 am – Prototyping Lab with approx. 30 participants (Artists, creative coders, designers, researchers)
Tuesday – 27.1. until 4 pm – Prototyping Lab with approx. 30 participants (Artists, creative coders, designers, researchers), 6-8 pm – Presentations of project ideas/projections.

In the framework of transmediale Vorspiel.

Friday - 30.1. 4 pm until 5.30 pm - Presenation of ideas / projects. Discussion with artists @ transmediale, Haus der Kulturen der Welt.

In the framework of transmediale.

The Prototyping Lab is supported by the Culture Programme 2007-2013 of the European Union, The RWE Foundation in collaboration with Connecting Cities, Fraunhofer FOKUS / Competence Center FAME Future Applications and Media as well as Transmediale. With technical support of Wunderbar.


Find the publication of the Prototyping Lab by Sandra Moskova online here.