Smart & the City @ Metropolitan Solutions

The animation film Smart & the City brings the themes processed at the Metropolitan Solutions Fair, Hannover Messe, into the public realm, communicating to a general audience in a fresh, vibrant and generally comprehensive way.

Urban Screening Smart & the City @ Opera, Hannover, 7-11 April 2014
Publication Smart & the City @ Hannoversche Allgemeine, Hannover, 9 April 2014

Smart & the City spotlights the “Energy City”, the “Water City”, the “Green City” and the “Participation City” and addresses in an integrative way the interrelated complex issues of the Metropolitan Solutions fair.
The Smart & the City screening is opened by Mrs. Monique van Daalen, the Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, together with Stefan Schostok, the Mayor of Hannover, on Monday 7th April 2014 at 19.00.

As a public event, from Monday 7th April 2014 to Friday 11th April 2014, every evening from 7:30 pm to 12:00 am, the film “Smart & the City”on the topic of “Smart City” is screened as large-scale projection on the façade of the Hannover Opera House.

City of Light Projection : Cars curving on the facade around mills turning in the wind.
On Wednesday evening the walls of the Opera House became a canvas for a light installation. The approximately 15 minute animation runs in a continuous loop on the facade of the opera house.
Creator of the short film is the artist group Hybrid Space Lab who bring the themes of the exhibition as it were into the city.
The short film on the opera walls shows how renewable energy is used to drive electric cars and how in the future humankind will allying with the forces of nature by building, for example, floating amphibious houses.

Embassy Lab is a prototype for experimenting with future functions of embassies in the current age of EUization, globalization and digitalization.

Smart & The City is developed by Hybrid Space Lab together with the Embassy of the Kingdom of The Netherlands Embassy in Berlin and Kingdom of The Netherlands Ministery of Foreign Affairs in The Hague.

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