Opening: Seasons of Media Arts
Poster of »Seasons of Media Arts. City of Participative Visions« 
City of Participative Visions
Thu, 08.08.2019, 8.15 pm

Media art installations will define the image of the city of Karlsruhe from August 8 to September 15. Immerse yourself in future visions of the 21st century and experience the idea of the Smart City – the technologically intelligent city – of today and tomorrow. 

A city in keeping with the times is subject to constant – if invisible – change as thousands of data streams are created, captured, and distributed every day. The rise of the »smart city« phenomenon raises important questions: What kind of future city do we want and what is our position within it? How can we influence the urban landscape through new digital technologies, data streams, and information? What happens to all the data collected in our smart cities by sensors and smart technologies?

Starting in 2019, the ZKM | Karlsruhe plans to organize the »Seasons of Media Arts« project on an annual basis in collaboration with the Office of Cultural Affairs of the City of Karlsruhe and various Karlsruhe organizations, initiatives, and associations. The partners involved in the design and implementation of the project are key players in the city’s digital culture and education, who critically reflect on new technologies and participate with the citizens of Karlsruhe on further developing an open, technologically informed society. It is envisaged to utilize all available media and all available public spaces.

We sincerely invite you to the exhibition opening on Thursday, August 8, 2019 at 8.15 pm at the Friedrichsplatz!

Organization / Institution
City of Karlsruhe and ZKM | Center for Art and Media