CONNECTING CITIES 2012 – 2016

A transnational project about urban media facades and their potential for our future cities

Aarhus – Berlin – Brussels – Helsinki – Istanbul – Linz – Liverpool – Marseille – Madrid – Montréal – Riga – Vienna – Zagreb


SET UP OF A EUROPEAN URBAN MEDIA NETWORK

The European Urban Media Network for Connecting Cities is a project initiated by Public Art Lab in co-operation with Ars Electronica GmbH Linz, BIS Body Process Arts Association Istanbul, FACT Liverpool, iMAL Brussels, m-cult Helsinki, Medialab Prado Madrid, Media Architecture Institute Wien, Museum of Contemporary Art Zagreb, Riga 2014, Videospread Marseille, in association with University of Aarhus, Marseille-Provence 2013 and MUTEK Montréal and funded by the European Union.

Our aim is to create a networked infrastructure of urban media facades to circulate artistic and socio-cultural content throughout the whole of Europe. Media facades and digital big screens provide new opportunities for communication in the public space. Through modern Information and communication technologies (ICT), they are membranes between the digital and the urban spaces. All over the world we can evidence an increase of urban screens, media facades and media technologies like mobile phones: 5,9 of 7 billion people have meanwhile access to the internet. What is the potential of urban media besides the commercial usage for advertisement? How can they catalyse communication and awareness of our environments and contribute to a lively society? How can we create an exchange between local scenes and neighbourhoods thus giving a voice to the public audience? Which impact will they have for our global communities?

We will investigate these questions and issues within our 4-years artistic research programme ‘Urban Media Network for Connecting Cities’ in which we pursue the vision of setting up an urban media network to contribute in a sustainable way to the digital future urban media development in our European cities. We approach this vision of the Connecting Cities through three scenarios: Networked City 2013 – Participatory City 2014 – Visible City 2015.

for further details of the call for proposals, please go to

http://www.connectingcities.net/artists-call-for-proposal/#more-90

 

Copyrights: A project initiated by Public Art Lab / Berlin in cooperation with Ars Electronica GmbH Linz, BIS Body Process Arts Association Istanbul, FACT Liverpool, iMAL Brussels, m-cult Helsinki, Medialab Prado Madrid, Media Architecture Institute Wien, Museum of Contemporary Art Zagreb, Riga 2014, Videospread Marseille, in association with University of Aarhus, Marseille-Provence 2013, MUTEK Montréal

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