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International Online Collaboration Project: City to City: Human Responsibility


UNESCO Creative Cities Network Media Arts Cluster

Along with nine other Cities of Media Arts in the UNESCO Creative Cities Network — Austin (United States), Braga (Portugal), Calí (Columbia), Changsha (China), Guadalajara (Mexico), Košice (Slovakia), Sapporo (Japan), Viborg (Denmark), and York (United Kingdom) — at the beginning of September 2020 Karlsruhe’s Department of Cultural Affairs invited media artists in their city to submit proposals for projects. Media artists from all over the world responded to the call. From Karlsruhe artists Sarah Degenhardt and Gerardo Nolasco-Rózsás were chosen.

Multimedia artist Sarah Degenhardt will create an artwork together with Portuguese sound artist João Carlos Costa Pinto from Braga. Multidisciplinary artist Gerardo Nolasco-Rózsás from Karlsruhe will work with Mexican artist Paris Díaz from Guadalajara. The two pairs of artists have time until the end of November to develop a media artwork via online collaboration.

Building Interdisciplinary Bridges to the Theme of Human Responsibility

Ever since the Industrial Revolution there has been ongoing debate about how technological change influences the way we live as a society and how it determines our relationship to our environment. The media artworks created during this project will reflect on and engage critically with the subject of Human Responsibility. The artworks will be presented internationally at the Košice Art & Tech Days as well as at other events and on the platforms of the Creative Cities participating in the project.

Press release 20.10.2020: Outcome of the international call for project proposals

Press release 02.12.2020: Opening virtual exhibition - City to City: Human Responsibility

City to City is an international network project and takes place within the action plan of the UNESCO City of Media Arts Karlsruhe.

Contact: Anastasia Ziegler I phone: 0721 133-4002 I mail:

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Participating Artists

Sarah Degenhardt

*1992, Artist, Karlsruhe (Germany)
Sarah Degenhardt
Photo: Lizzy Ellbrück

Team UNESCO Cities of Media Arts
Karlsruhe (Germany) – Braga (Portugal)

Sarah Degenhardt, born 1992 in Memmingen, Germany, grew up in a remote area in the foothills of the Alps. She studied Fine Arts in Karlsruhe (DE), La Réunion (FRA) and Paris (FRA). Experiences of landscape, nature and their influence on humans and their habitus are the breeding ground and initial moment of her works. In the course of the working process she transforms them into densely reduced images which find their translation in audiovisual multi-channel installations, paper works and sculptures. Spatial mannerisms, points of reference and where everything tilts are the elements and moments that interest her continuously, luring the visitors into a fold of space-time, where everything is being tipped over to be rearranged anew. She was represented in exhibitions internationally, among them Germany, France and Iceland.

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João Carlos Pinto

*1998, Artist, Braga (Portugal)
João Carlos Pinto

Team UNESCO Cities of Media Arts
Karlsruhe (Deutschland) – Braga (Portugal)

Studied Piano and Composition at Braga Gulbenkian Conservatory and did his bachelor in Composition at Lisbon Superior Music School.

His work as been presented in countries like: South Korea, EUA, The Netherlands, Germany, Italy, Austria, Belgium, Switzerland, Spain and a bit all over Portugal.

Has received commissions from: Gaudeamus, RTP / Antena 2, Casa da Música, Centro Cultural de Belém, Ensemble neoN / ars ad hoc and Arte no Tempo.

Appointed 2019 Young Associated Composer of Estúdios Victor Córdon (partnership with São Carlos National Theater and National Ballet Company). Selected for IRCAM’s Festival ManiFeste 2019 to work with Raphaël Cendo and the Ensemble NIKEL. In the same year, was also selected for an Opera Creation residency at LOD Muziektheater, co-ordinated by ENOA.

As a performer he plays, mostly, electronic instruments built by himself. Highlight for the projects Peter Evans’ Som Crescente, CACO.MEAL and Omniae Ensemble.

Artist’s Website:

Gerardo Nolasco-Rózsás

Artist, Karlsruhe (Germany)
Gerardo Nolasco

Team UNESCO Cities of Media Arts
Karlsruhe (Germany) – Guadalajara (Mexico)

Gerardo Nolasco-Rózsás is an artist, researcher and independent publisher, born in Mexico City, works and lives in Karlsruhe. He uses a variety of media in his artistic practice, from painting, through machine learning to sound. Gerardo studied at San Carlos Academy and Universidad del Nuevo Mundo in Mexico City. He has taught and given seminars in different institutions, including at the UNAM (Mexico City), University of Art (Puebla, Mexico), Hochschule für Gestaltung, and Staatliche Akademie in Karlsruhe, Germany.

Gerardo Nolasco-Rózsás has exhibited at a number of art institutions and galleries in Mexico and abroad. This list includes; Centro Cultural de Arte Contemporáneo and the Rufino Tamayo Museum in Mexico City, the Kunsthalle Budapest in Hungary, the Kunsthalle Basel in Switzerland, ZKM in Karlsruhe, Art Science Exhibits at Humboldt-Universität in Berlin, and in Palazzo Albrizzi, a parallel exhibition to the 58th Venice Biennale in Venice.

Artist’s Website:

Paris Díaz

Artist, Guadalajara (Mexico)
Paris Díaz

Team UNESCO Cities of Media Arts
Karlsruhe (Germany) – Guadalajara (Mexico)

Composer and multidisciplinary artist/creative , multi-faceted, graduated from the Music career with compositional orientation from the University of Guadalajara, I have studied courses in contemporary music in Germany and participated in international competitions within the field of composition and participating in cultural events both inside and outside my home city.

"I use different styles, forms and disciplines to create, recreate and express myself. Each fragment of my work is a step on the way to finding my own language; I use art to connect and reconnect with others. Art is my personal means to leave a positive mark on humanity..."

Artist’s Website:


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