Christopher Lindinger

Director Research & Innovation Ars Electronica, Linz
Portrait Christopher Lindinger
© Florian Voggeneder (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

»There are a lot of things that the UNESCO Creative Cities Network has accomplished for Cities of Media Arts over the past few years: strengthening ties between partnering cities all over the world, encouraging knowledge exchange, stimulating creative industries, promoting citizen participation, you name it. However, there is one big gap left in the network – a gap that should be filled by the city of Karlsruhe.

Its long history right at the very nexus of technology and the arts, as well as its vibrant young scene of up-and-coming media artists and creatives, makes Karlsruhe the missing link in the UNESCO Creative Cities of Media Arts network. The Center for Art and Media (ZKM) in Karlsruhe has been a cornerstone of the media arts scene ever since its creation in 1989, while the nearby study program of media arts at the Karlsruhe University of Arts and Design educates student working at the cutting-edge of modern media art. This unique combination of old and new, of traditional and contemporary, of historical and unheard-of, enables a combination of thorough reflection and groundbreaking innovation that is truly unique.

Karlsruhe offers both places of inspiration as well as of production. As the birthplace of the »digital Bauhaus«, the symbolic value of Karlsruhe joining the Creative Cities Network is huge – as is the practical value generated by media artists, researchers, cultural and artistic institutions working in the city. Karlsruhe already is a Mecca of media art – it should be a UNESCO Creative City of Media Art, as well.«

 

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    Department of Cultural Affairs of the City of Karlsruhe, External relations and strategic marketing department
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