urbanscreens.org investigates how the currently dominating commercial use of outdoor screens can be broadened with cultural content contributing to a lively urban society. Interactivity and participation will bind the screens more to the communal context of the space and therefore create local identity and engagement. The integration of current information technologies support the development of a new digital layer of the city in a merge of material and immaterial space redefining the function of this growing infrastructure.
Mirjam Struppek, Berlin, Germany. Urbanist, researcher lecturer, author, consultant and Curator of the international conference Urban Screens 05 in Amsterdam.