Connecting Cities symposium

Friday, 11 March 2016 | 12:00 - 18:00
Connecting Cities symposium

From urban media facades to urban media environments

This Connecting Cities Symposium offers an overview of the previous activities dedicated to the curatorial topics of the Networked City 2013, the Participatory City 2014 and the In/Visible City 2015 that have been explored by artists and curators during the Connecting Cities project. This symposium will focus on the past, present and future of media art environments in the public space, as well as the variety of forms they can assume, using Connecting Cities projects as practical examples.

No registration required!

Full schedule and more info on the speakers

The symposium will be highlighted by a telepresence performance by 'The Famous New Media Artist Jeremy Bailey'. Sitting in his studio in Toronto (CA), he will be represented by his Master/Slaves Invigilator System and interact with the audience.

More info on Master/Slave Invigilator System

Video archive

Welcoming words
Yves Bernard

Director, iMAL - Center for Digital Cultures and Technology

Barbara Gessler

Head of Unit Culture at the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA)

Susa Pop

Initiator of Connecting Cities Network

Connecting Cities Network facts & statements

Keynote presentation
People-Centered Experience Design of Transient Spaces in Hybrid Cities and Airports
Dr. Dr. Norbert Streitz

Scientific Director, Smart Future Initiative

From In/Visible City to Open Source City
Moderator: Tanya Toft

Institute of Arts and Cultural Studies, Copenhagen University

Darko Fritz

Museum of Contemprorary Art Zagreb

Loraine Furter

Hybrid Publishing Group

Nerea Calvillo

Medialab-Prado Madrid / University of Warwick

Intermezzo by Jeremy Bailey’s Master/Slave Invigilator System

From Networked City to Translocal City
Moderator: Susa Pop

Public Art Lab Berlin

Diana Civle

Atklāj Rīgu // European Capital of Culture Riga 2014

Céline Jouenne

Videospread // European Capital of Culture Marseille 2013

Gernot Tscherteu

Media Architecture Institute Vienna

From Participatory City to Co-Creating City
Moderator: Yves Bernard

iMAL Brussels

Cristina Ampatzidou

University of Groningen

Niels Wouters

University of Leuven - Department of Architecture

Roeland Dudal

Architecture Workroom Brussels

Final panel

Master/Slaves Invigilator System by Jeremy Bailey

Telepresence performance in the streets of Brussels. Starting point at iMAL. More info.

About Connecting Cities

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.

In the past three four years, the Connecting Cities Network has pursued an artistic research programme that combined workshops and conferences with the production of interactive artworks which are presented every year during the Connecting Cities Events.

The initiator of the project is Public Art Lab (Berlin) in cooperation with Ars Electronica Futurelab Linz, BIS (Body Process Arts Association) Istanbul, FACT Liverpool, iMAL Brussels, m-cult Helsinki, Medialab Prado Madrid, Media Architecture Institute Vienna, Museum of Contemporary Art Zagreb, Riga 2014 and Videospread Marseille.

Other partners include Aarhus University, Marseille-Provence 2013, MUTEK Montreal Quartier des spectacles Montreal, Foundation Bauhaus Dessau, Verve Cultural Sao Paulo, Federation Square Melbourne, Media Arts Lab Sapporo, xm:lab Saarbrücken, The Concourse Sydney, ETOPIA Zaragoza, 403 International Art Center Wuhan, Screens in the Wild London, Streaming Museum New York, Illuminating York and many more.

Practical Info

Doors: 12:30
Symposium: 13:00 - 18:00
Performance Jeremy Bailey: 18:00 - 19:00

The presentations and debates will be in English.

Free Entrance - No registration required
Bar open!

Location: iMAL
30, Quai des Charbonnages Koolmijnenkaai
1080 Brussels

Streamed live on

Media Gallery

Photographer: Zoé Giloux

Filming & Editing: Lotte Knaepen


With the support of the Culture Programme 2007-2013 of the European Union