The Lectorate of Civic Interaction Design is part of the international consortium, composed of cinemas, creative hubs, and research groups, for a new project: Connecting Cinemas.

‘Connecting Cinemas’ is initiated by Neue Kammerspiele (Kleinmachnow, Brandenburg) and Public Art Lab as a pilot project funded by the Europe MEDIA program of the European Commission to bring the idea of European cinemas a step further by connecting the audiences and cinemas in rural regions Europewide and establishing a networked infrastructure to share live events, programs and knowledge.  

With the support of the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union, this project aims at investigating the cinema-making process on three unfolding key visions – Connect, Entertain and Engage – in order to generate an impact on the cinema as an innovation hub and community center. In this context, Play & Civic Media will contribute to the research and development of interactive site-specific media experiences that promote audience engagement in public spaces such as cinemas.

Civic Interaction Design also contributed to the expansion of Connecting Cinemas network via collaborations with the Media Architecture Biennale 2020, which resulted in the Connecting Cinemas Symposium that took place at the MAB20 in the Summer of 2021. Click here to watch the symposium.

Connecting Cinemas in Rural Areas from Public Art Lab on Vimeo.

Check out the Connecting Cinemas: a handbook of activities

CONNECTING CINEMAS FOR RURAL AREAS is co-funded as a pilot project by the Europe MEDIA program and initiated by Neue Kammerspiele und Public Art Lab in cooperation with the cinema partners Fortress of Culture Sibenik | Croatia, Cinema Amza Pellea | Romania, Cinema Star | Greece – in cooperation with the action research labs M2C Bremen |Germany, Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences | Netherlands und KEA European Affairs | Belgium.