Nature Data Narratives:
How can Urban Digital Art contribute to climate engagement?

Join the Public Art Lab Artathon on June 14th from 1:15pm to 4.30pm CET

Symposium connected to the Media Architecture Biennale 2023 – 1.30pm-2.30pm CET
Artathon Workshops – 2.30pm-4pm CET
Connected Presentation – 4pm-4.30pm CET

Register here:

The Artathon will take place in presence in Weimar, Germany, at the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar (Media Architecture Master Programme) and online on Zoom. During aprox. 4 hours we will navigate into the theme of ‘Nature Data Narratives’ across 5 subthemes:

  1. Cohabitation: city + nature 

2. Public Virtual Realities

3. Artivism:  power for creative placemaking 

4. Eco data: visualization of environmental data

5. Climate colonization: exploitation of resources and nature for human belonging

Link and Address

Online – Zoom:

On site – @Bauhaus-Universität Weimar, MediaArchitecture Address: Main Building, room 105


13:15 – Welcome
Introduction of the 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’ willl 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 in Torronto and onsite at the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar connected with 4 European cities (Riga, Milano, Gdansk and Barcelona). 

The speakers are:

Sabine Niederer, professor for Visual Methodologies, Amsterdam University for Applied Sciences 

Refik Anadol, media artist

Ilana Altman, artistic director of The Bentway (Torronto, Canada)

Rasa Smite, media artist and director of RIXC Center for Media Cultures (Riga. Latvia)

They will open different perspectives how we can collect and visualise data in meaningful creative scenarios (Sabine Niederer and Refik Anadol) how the engagement can be brought to a closer public sphere (Ilana Altman) and which impact eco-art can have in a global context (Rasa Smite).


Five groups of young people 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, designing together solutions for a more just and sustainable future which will be presented in the final connected event from 4-4.30pm.

In site, at Bauhaus-Universität-Weimar

Cohabitation: city + nature 

Online, connected to 5 European Cities

Public Virtual Realities: augmented playful 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 topic, but it is not certain that you will be placed in the chosen group, it will depend on availability.


We will offer 3 prizes of 500 euros for each project submitted after the Artathon. One of the projects will be presented at Milan MEET Culture Center in 2024 for the final event (travel cost included). The link will be shared after the event.

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