Festival Emergences



New urban stakes, new art forms

26 September | 14h00 > 18h00

RER B or tramway - Station: Cité U

Free entrance

More and more art goes past its classical intervention perimeter and invests urban space, which becomes a real research and art experimentations field. At the same time, the exponential development of new technologies increases possibilities of art interventions in urban space: mobile and wireless technologies, geo-localisation or geographical information systems, sensors and long-range interaction systems, digital technologies. They generate new artistic practices by the interaction with urban environment and flux, communication, mobility concepts and participation with residents.

First step of a large European project led by Dédale on Smart City topic, this conference organized at the Cité Internationale Universitaire de Paris invites French and international research actors in cultural sector, urban development and architecture.

Artists’ and architects’ collectives among the most innovative in Europe come to present a selection of committed and original projects: Raumlabor (Berlin), Exyzt (Paris), LAb-[au] (Brussels).

During a talk called “PlayGreen” artists, landscape architects and architects will share their reflexions on the nature’s role in the city. With the participation of Coloco collective (Paris) and Richard Reynolds (London) representing the Guerrilla Gardening international project.

SmartCity highlights 4 main topics:
- City, nature and sustainable development
- New architectures and urban design
- Communication and urban mobility
- New agora and new citizen spaces