With Color the World, the Karlstraße can be experienced daily as an interactive art object.
As part of the Reallabor Karlstraße, the City of Media Arts Karlsruhe presents the interactive installation Color The World by the Karlsruhe artist collective Nikolai Stefansky, Pascal Wagner and Lars Wolf from 1 September to 30 October 2022.
Color The World is an interactive art project designed for public spaces. LED tubes will be mounted at different distances and heights on ten vertical stelae distributed along the northern Karlstraße.
Bring Karlstraße to life in your favourite colour!
Viewers can influence the illuminations in urban space via a browser-based app. A specially developed algorithm transforms the users’ color preferences into constantly new color compositions, influencing not only the color design but also the dynamics of the transformation.
Color The World addresses light and color as universal languages and gives passers-by the opportunity to appropriate this language and create infinite color combinations.
By using the latest and most advanced LED technology, Color The World consumes little energy. The LED tubes are 90% connected to the street lighting, which uses only green electricity.
The light installation can be experienced daily from 1 to 30 September from 3 – 11 pm and from 1 to 28 October from 3 – 10 pm.
“Room for more”: City invites participation
With its resolution of April 26, 2022, the Karlsruhe City Council cleared the way for the unique opportunity to design mobility and public space differently in an experimental setting. With the help of two Living Labs – Reallabor Passagehof and Reallabor Karlstraße – new mobility practices, usage scenarios and the redistribution of street space are to be tested. Under the motto “Room for more,” the city invites people to participate. The two Living Labs will be scientifically accompanied and evaluated by Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences. Successful measures are to be made permanent in the medium term.