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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.

We will set up and test this infrastructure of Urban Media Facades through a series of Connecting Cities events, workshops, conferences and artists’ programmes like research residencies and mobile urban media labs. These process oriented interventions and public activities constitute the heart of Connecting Cities.



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NEWS

URBAN MEDIA PROJECT 'LIVE THE CITY' @ BANGKOK

Image: © Goethe-Institute Thailand

In collaboration with Goethe-Institute Thailand and Connecting Cities, the Bangkok Art and Culture Centre announced an Open Call for the media art project 'Live the City'.

The program aims to enhance critical reflection on media art and culture in the context of city, urban media, city culture and related platforms.

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CONNECTING CITIES @ MEDIA ARCHITECTURE SUMMIT

Photograph: © Media Architecture Institute

On March 16, 2016, Susa Pop (Public Art Lab Berlin) presented the Connecting Cities Network in the framework of the Media Architecture Summit 2016, which was staged from March 15 to 16 in Frankfurt / Germany presented by Media Architecture Institute.

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Upcoming CONNECTING CITIES SYMPOSIUM

Photograph: Public Art Lab

CONNECTING CITIES SYMPOSIUM
11.03.2016, 1-6 pm
iMAL, 30-34 Quai des Charbonnages, B-1080 Brussels

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PARTNERSHIP CONTINUES: PLDC 2017 @ PARIS

Photograph: PLDC 2015

We are happy to announce the extension of our partnership with the Professional Lighting Design Convention! PLDC 2015 was staged in the city of Rome.

The sixth Professional Lighting Design Convention, PLDC 2017 will take place in Paris, France from 1 – 4 November, 2017.

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SPECIAL EDITION CONNECTING CITIES @ CHINA

Photograph: © Daniel Iregui

The Connecting Cities Network starts to collaborate with Chinese partners and will present CCN projects in the framework of the Guangzhou International Festival of Lights 2015, the Asia Arts Festival in Quanzhou and at the Beijing Contemporary Art Center and the Chinese Pavillion at the 56th Venice Art Biennale.

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LATEST ACTIVITIES

2016

JUNE 2016

02.06.2016
Workshop 'What Urban Media Art Can Do' @ Media Architecture Biennale Sydney

07.06.2016
Launch Event 'Live The City' @ BACC Bangkok

07.06.-28.06.2016
Urban Media Project 'Live The City' @ BACC Bangkok

MAY 2016

22.05.2016
Panel 'What Urban Media Art Can Do' @ ISEA Hongkong

31.05.2016
Opening 'Live The City' @ BACC Bangkok

APRIL 2016

14.-19.04.2016
Prototyping Lab @ Community Art Centre Ramallah

MARCH 2016

11.03.2016
Connecting Cities Symposium @ iMAL Brussels

2015

NOVEMBER 2015

20.-21.11.2015
False Positive by Mark Shepard, Moritz Stefaner & Julian Oliver @ Medialab-Prado Madrid

18.-22.11.2015
Saving Face by Hermen Maat & Karen Lancel @ Venice Biennale & Beijing Contemporary Art Center

16.-29.11.2015
CONTROL NO CONTROL by Daniel Iregui @ Guangzhou International Festival of Lights 2015

15.-29.11.2015
Peoples Screen by Paul Sermon & Charlotte Gould @ Guangzhou International Festival of Lights 2015

7.-8.11.2015
G-Frame by The Constitute @ Asia Arts Festival Quanzhou

6.-29.11.2015
Human Futures Exposition @ FACT Liverpool

OCTOBER 2015

28.-31.10.2015
PLDC conference 2015 @ Rome

09.-25.10.2015
Urban Lights Ruhr festival @ Hagen

8.-11.10.2015
Light Festival 'City Visions' @ Jena

SEPTEMBER 2015

11.09.2015
Connecting Cities @ Medialab-Prado

3.-7.09.2015
Ars Electronica Festival @ Linz

3.09.2015
Connecting Cities Conference @ Ars Electronica, Linz

JULY 2015

15.07.2015
City Visions Lab @ Trafo-Station, Jena

JUNE 2015

25.-26.06.2015
City Culture Science Lab @ Guangzhou

FEBRUARY 2015

6.-7.03.2015
Workshop & Lecture @ BACC, Bangko

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