Winner Projects of the 2015 Prototyping Lab In/Visible Cities @ transmediale

The 'In/Visible Cities: Prototyping Lab' took place on 26th and 27th January as part of transmediale 2015 in the SUPERMARKT – initiated by Public Art Lab in collaboration with Fraunhofer FOKUS and funded by the RWE Foundation.

Creative developers, IT experts, urban planners and future visionaries have been invited to create DIY and crowdsourcing strategies dealing with the visualization of invisible technologies and data collection of our cities. The three topics safety (digital citizen), climate change and energy (hybrid city) and translocality formed the participants' starting point for creating use cases of light scenarios generated through open data, crowdsourcing sensor networks and DIY interfaces.


Connecting Cities Workshop and Lecture in Bangkok: 'Urban Media in Public Space: The Bangkok Connect'

// Workshop: 6th – 7th March 2015

// Public Lecture: 6th March 2015, 5 pm – 6.30 pm
Bangkok Art and Culture Centre (BACC)
Multi-function Room, 1st floor

Within the thematic framework of Connecting Cities, the Bangkok Art and Culture Centre, Goethe-Institut Thailand and Public Art Lab (Berlin) organize the workshop “Urban Media in Public Space: The Bangkok Connect” from 6th to 7th March 2015 in Bangkok. The workshop offers a platform for brainstorming, sharing ideas, and networking. It brings together architects and urban planners, artists, designers and IT-developers, thinkers and researchers. Participants will be people who work with media within the built environment, people who give form to this environment, as well as people who take inspiration from it or reflect upon it.




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.


“Riga 2014 takes this seriously.”

Moritz Behrens and Nina Valkanova are giving a insight in their fascinating project SCSD. They will tell us about how the Latvian inhabitants worked on that interactive visualization installation.


Connecting Cities Projects at the SP_ Urban Digital Festival, Sao Paulo

From 07 November until 07 December 2014 the SP_ Urban Digital Festival takes place in Sao Paulo. This years' topic of the festival is 'Afterimage' and is curated and produced by Connecting Cities Partner Verve Cutural. The aim of the festival is to link architecture, art and media throughout new technologies. Main festival site is the SESI Building at the Avenida Paulista.