Cities initiative

How do we improve the social, technological and communicative openness of our cities? And how do we enhance the inclusion of all citizens through creative interface management?These are just a few key questions of the Baumeister Topos Cities Initiative. The Cities Initiative is based on the assumption that the City of the Future will be a Smart City: Digitalisation not only shapes our everyday lives but also the urban development. The Smart City will improve the quality of life by using technology to refine the efficiency of services and meet residents’ needs. We engage architects, planners and decision makers in politics and business in a meaningful dialogue about the Future City and we will present innovative solutions that increase the quality of urban life.

The Place des Festivals in Montréal, Canada provides an unusual sight these days: 13 large illuminated loops have occupied the famous public space. These objects are part of the annual Luminothérapie which is Quebec´s largest competition for temporary public art installations. Most notable feature is the participation of pedestrians, who can play with the loops. The […]

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