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AUGE 2ND | Berlin Artathon

Have you ever thought about how urban digital art can contribute to climate engagement? If you’re curious to explore this fascinating connection, don’t miss “Nature Data Narratives”!

Participate in the AUGE 2ND Artathon, which will be held on June 14 from 1:15 to 4:30 pm. This experience will take place both in-person at Bauhaus-Universität Weimar (Media Architecture Master Program) in Weimar, Germany, and online via Zoom.

During the approximately 4-hour event, we will explore the theme “Nature Data Narratives” through five engaging sub-themes. Imagine co-living with the city and nature, exploring public virtual realities, using artivism to create creative places, visualizing environmental data to promote ecological awareness, and reflecting on climate colonization.

No matter if you are an artist, a climate enthusiast or just curious, the Artathon is open to everyone! Join us for a day of creativity, idea exchange: Prepare your artistic mind and get ready to make a difference with us!

To participate in attendance , register here
Per partecipare alla conferenza Zoom, connected here

13:15 – Welcome and presentation by AUGE partners
13:30 – Symposium “Nature Data Narratives” (Speakers)
14:30 – Artathon
16:00 – Presentation of the groups

The one-hour symposium “Nature Data Narratives” will explore the potential of “how urban digital arts can contribute to climate engagement.” The symposium will take place online during the Media Architecture Biennal 2023 and in-person at Bauhaus-Universität Weimar in connection with 4 European cities (Riga, Milan, Gdansk, and Barcelona).

Sabine Niederer, professor of visual methodologies, University of Amsterdam for Applied Sciences
Refik Anadol, media artist
Ilana Altman, artistic director of The Bentway (Torronto, Canada)
Rasa Smite, media artist and director of the RIXC Center for Media Cultures (Riga, Latvia).

They will open different perspectives on how to collect and visualize data in meaningful creative scenarios (Sabine Niederer and Refik Anadol), how to bring engagement into a closer public sphere (Ilana Altman), and the impact ecoart can have in a global context (Rasa Smite).


Five youth groups led by facilitators, artists and experts will reflect on how urban digital arts can contribute to climate engagement. You will spend a multicultural day with face-to-face groups and connected people from Milan, Barcelona, Riga, Gdansk, and Weimar, jointly designing solutions for a more just and sustainable future that will be presented in the final connected event from 4 to 4:30 pm.

On site at the Bauhaus-Universität-Weimar.

Coexistence: city + nature

Online, connected to 5 European cities

Virtual public realities: augmented play experiences for climate awareness
Artivism: power for creative placemaking
Eco-data: visualization of environmental data
Climate colonization: exploitation of resources and nature for human belonging

We invite you to express a preference on the theme, but it is not certain that you will be placed in the chosen group, it will depend on availability.