// 3rd September 2015

// @ Conference Square, Ars Electronica

This year's Ars Electronica Festival, taking place from September 3 to 7 in Linz, topic is 'Post City'. It is an inquiry into how cities of the future will have to be configured when there are more robots than people working in factories, everything is intelligently interlinked, autos drive autonomously and drones deliver the mail. And what does it mean for future megacities — above all, those on seacoasts — when climate change really does shift into high gear? The rethinking of urban living spaces has already begun — all over the world, people are coming up with exciting ideas for new architectures and forms of social organization that are able to keep up with the changes the next few decades will bring.


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.


CREATIVE EUROPE @ Europäische Kommission Berlin

On February, 11th 2014 the European Union presents the new programme „Creative Europe“ for the Creative Sector and the Culture sub-programme.

To showcase and open the debate on the relevance of European Culture Programmes and its fundings Connecting Cities is invited on the Panel as one of the best show cases of translocal communication and intercultural exchange.


Connecting Cities @ Social Media Week Hamburg

This year's edition of the Social Media Week takes place in over 20 cities from 17-21 February. Around the global theme of "the Future of Now: Always On, Always Connected " the Social Media Week aims to connect people and content and to foster discussion around emerging trends in social media and mobile technologies and the way in which they shift the boundaries of relationships and connection.



On the 31 January Public Art Lab hosted a Connecting Cities Panel at the Haus der Kulturen der Welt that tuned in the main curatorial topic of the transmediale 2014: the afterglow.