Connecting Cities symposium
From urban media facades to urban media environments
This Connecting Cities Symposium offers an overview of the previous activities dedicated to the curatorial topics of the Networked City 2013, the Participatory City 2014 and the In/Visible City 2015 that have been explored by artists and curators during the Connecting Cities project. This symposium will focus on the past, present and future of media art environments in the public space, as well as the variety of forms they can assume, using Connecting Cities projects as practical examples.
No registration required!
The symposium will be highlighted by a telepresence performance by 'The Famous New Media Artist Jeremy Bailey'. Sitting in his studio in Toronto (CA), he will be represented by his Master/Slaves Invigilator System and interact with the audience.
Director, iMAL - Center for Digital Cultures and Technology
Head of Unit Culture at the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA)
Initiator of Connecting Cities Network
Connecting Cities Network facts & statements
People-Centered Experience Design of Transient Spaces in Hybrid Cities and Airports
Dr. Dr. Norbert Streitz
Scientific Director, Smart Future Initiative
From In/Visible City to Open Source City
Moderator: Tanya Toft
Institute of Arts and Cultural Studies, Copenhagen University
Museum of Contemprorary Art Zagreb
Hybrid Publishing Group
Medialab-Prado Madrid / University of Warwick
Intermezzo by Jeremy Bailey’s Master/Slave Invigilator System
From Networked City to Translocal City
Moderator: Susa Pop
Public Art Lab Berlin
Atklāj Rīgu // European Capital of Culture Riga 2014
Videospread // European Capital of Culture Marseille 2013
Media Architecture Institute Vienna
From Participatory City to Co-Creating City
Moderator: Yves Bernard
University of Groningen
University of Leuven - Department of Architecture
Architecture Workroom Brussels
Master/Slaves Invigilator System by Jeremy Bailey
Telepresence performance in the streets of Brussels. Starting point at iMAL. More info.
About Connecting Cities
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.
In the past three four years, the Connecting Cities Network has pursued an artistic research programme that combined workshops and conferences with the production of interactive artworks which are presented every year during the Connecting Cities Events.
The initiator of the project is Public Art Lab (Berlin) in cooperation with Ars Electronica Futurelab Linz, BIS (Body Process Arts Association) Istanbul, FACT Liverpool, iMAL Brussels, m-cult Helsinki, Medialab Prado Madrid, Media Architecture Institute Vienna, Museum of Contemporary Art Zagreb, Riga 2014 and Videospread Marseille.
Other partners include Aarhus University, Marseille-Provence 2013, MUTEK Montreal Quartier des spectacles Montreal, Foundation Bauhaus Dessau, Verve Cultural Sao Paulo, Federation Square Melbourne, Media Arts Lab Sapporo, xm:lab Saarbrücken, The Concourse Sydney, ETOPIA Zaragoza, 403 International Art Center Wuhan, Screens in the Wild London, Streaming Museum New York, Illuminating York and many more.
Photographer: Zoé Giloux
Filming & Editing: Lotte Knaepen
With the support of the Culture Programme 2007-2013 of the European Union