It’s about Life
Lettering It's about life on blue background
The spring and summer program at ZKM
Sat, 26.03.2022 – Sun, 28.08.2022
ZKM | Center for Art and Media
Cost: All events are free of charge

It's about nothing less than the love of life! At the intersection of art, science, and technology, the project »It's about Life« of ZKM brings together people of different ages and backgrounds and encourages an exchange on biophilia, the love of life. 


Peter Weibel, artistic and scientific director of the ZKM, sees the crises currently threatening us as a starting point to finally focus on life again. And specifically, a life in which the focus is not on human, but on the earth. "Life on earth itself will not perish and neither will the earth. But whether humans will survive self-induced climate change, that's the question. We have to be careful that species extinction doesn't one day also hit Homo Sapiens," says Peter Weibel.

»It's about Life« accompanies the ZKM's current program, which approaches biophilia in different ways. Artists and scientists come together with citizens and local initiatives. Dialogical tours, creative workshops, the digital reading circle »Ecophilia Reading Group«, film screenings on the ZKM's forecourt or the experimental »Kitchen_Ferm_Lab« literally bring the biophilic approach of »It's About Life to life«. 

The program is hybrid, so it can be experienced at the ZKM and at any other place on earth. 


On site tours

Digital Guided Tours

On site workshops

    • Information and Registration
    • Sensors Workshop
    • Loving Life – A Moving Workshop
    • My new world with BioMedia
    • Becoming hybrid – Design your green screen body filter
    • Robotic Creatures @BÄM Family
    • Artificial intelligence and discrimination
    • Your AI video clip
    • Scratch – Family Jump
    • Dance with the media
    • Lumen Prints
    • Becoming hybrid – Design your green screen body filter
    • BÄMlab

Workshops – Digital

    • Information and Registration
    • Expanding our senses: BodyMedia (German)
    • Expanding our senses: BodyMedia (English)

Preschool at the ZKM

    • Information and Registration
    • Primordial Beings, Mixed Beings and Us
    • Workshop with work consideration (individual appointment)

Programs – Digital

    • Kitchen_Ferm_Lab in the garden
    • Kinship as a Verb – Ecophilia Reading Group



    • Clothing and book bazaar
    • Ecumenical service
Organization / Institution
ZKM | Centre of Art and Media
Program funder

Funded within the impulse program »Culture despite Corona« of the Ministry of Science, Research and Art Baden-Württemberg

Program funder