Connecting Cities

  • 1 January 2013 - 31 December 2015

A three year project, funded by the European Union’ Cultural Programme, Connecting Cities is a worldwide expanding network aiming to build a connected infrastructure of media facades, urban screens and projection sites to circulate artistic and social content. Each year is themed around a different vision (networked city, participatory city and visible city), producing an average of twelve cultural projects to connect the various locations and their citizens.

We're now looking for artist proposals for the next round of Connecting Cities projects, find out more here.

The Connecting Cities project aims to use the communicative and networking potential of urban media facades, to contribute to and strengthen the European identity. Community and identity building isn't created through the consumption of advertisement - it is not created through the thoughts of a single person or a company's interests, but through the collective debates and actions of citizens from across Europe.


Connecting Cities will set up and test this European infrastructure over four years through a series of events, workshops, conferences and artists' programmes like research residencies and mobile urban media labs.


The Connecting Cities Network was initiated by Public Art Lab and further developed and realised together with the following co-organisers: Ars Electronica GmbH Linz, iMAL Brussels, m-cult Helsinki, Medialab-Prado Madrid, Media Architecture Institute Vienna, Riga 2014, Videospread Marseille, BIS Body Process Arts Association Istanbul, The Museum of Contemporary Art Zagreb. MUTEK Montreal, Marseille Provence 2013 and Aarhus University accompany the project as associated partners. Additional partners will enrich the project throughout the years with their expertise.


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