CITY VISIONS JENA is a new light- and science festival in Jena. It took place from October 8-11, 2015 and invited everyone to explore the curatorial topic of ‚invisible and visible cities‘ in a vibrant light parcours.
How can we visualise our ‚invisible cities‘ that generate, process and manage data in realtime through artistic scenarios? Jena, city of lights and center for the science of optical technologies, opened up as an urban laboratory and stage for international media artists to investigate the applications and impacts of invisible technologies through interactive light installations.
Within the framework of the UNESCO International Year of Light, JenaKultur and Public Art Lab invited protagonists and experts from the fields of science, culture, business, technology and city planning to the CITY VISIONS LAB to discuss ‚invisible and visible cities‘ and collaboratively develop the CITY VISIONS JENA festival program.
Initiated by JenaKultur and Public Art Lab, in cooperation with the international Connecting Cities Network, the Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena, the Bauhaus University Weimar, jenawohnen, the Stadtwerke Energie Jena-Pößneck, German-Chinese Association Jena e.V., WG „Carl Zeiss“ eG, Kassablanca, In’s Netz e.V., and many more. With support from the Thuringia Ministry for Economic Affairs, Science and Digital Society, the Culture Programme of the European Union and the RWE Foundation.