How smart is our city really? Does smart refer to the digital connectivity of the public space? Or to active residents who are committed to enabling liveable future scenarios for future generations?
Once again, Er(be)leben invited under the title (sm)ART cities children and young people to participate artistically as creative city dwellers in the discourse on public space. In this fourth edition, pupils reflected on their everyday experience of public space with regards to the term smart cities, which has been in use since the 2000s. Together with students, we asked ourselves what smart means in relation to urban life, and what exactly it means in the context of neighbourhoods.
Meanwhile, other classes examined the role of art in public space under the slogan art cities, using the example of four temporary art installations that were created along Karl-Marx-Allee. Through activities in the public space,, the participants expressed their thoughts and wishes for the area around Karl-Marx-Allee. These contributions can also be seen in the exhibition.
Since 2018 Er(be)leben has been inviting children and young people to participate artistically as creative city dwellers in the discourse on public space, and to get involved in urban development.