Saturday, 11th August 2018 12-18h | e-Werk Weimar | Lichthaus Kino

The digital and physical realms – two worlds that are separate by their very nature now come together through new forms of design, including projection mapping and mixed reality. What potentials and conflicts materialise in this convergence, and what kind of future is conceivable for such hybrid spaces?

These are the questions that will be explored by Genius Loci Talk, which has invited five speakers from a range of disciplines to discuss this phenomenon together with you, the audience.


12:00 Registration & buffet lunch

Lectures will be held in English.

13:00 | Thorsten Bauer is the creative director and co-founder of Urbanscreen as well as juror and curator of Genius Loci Weimar Talk. His conceptual and light design for the media facade at Klubhaus St.Pauli was the winner of the German Lighting Design Award for best production.


13:45 | Dr.-Ing. Sabine Zierold is the study coordinator of the unique MediaArchitecture M.S. Programme at Bauhaus University Weimar, which is creating new encounter spaces for transdisciplinary research fields, as well as new working areas with transboundary forms of expression.


14:30 | Kathleen Schröter is responsible for the marketing activities at the Frauenhofer Heinrich Herz Institute, specifically in the departments of Video Coding & Analytics, Vision & Imaging Technologies and Wireless Communications & Networks. This also encompasses the two marketing platforms ‘3IT - Innovation Center for Immersive Imaging Technologies’ and ‘CINIQ Center for Data & Information Intelligence’.


15:15 Break | Coffee in the premises of the Lichthaus


15:45 | Koert Vermeulen founded ACT Lighting Design, an independent agency for lighting and visual design, in Brussels in 1995. Since then, he has been active in lighting, stage, video and con-tent design for major events, sound & light shows, theatre, and music productions. From 1998, Vermeulen’s work expanded to include architectural lighting design for retail projects, urban development plans, cultural sites and exhibitions.

16:30 | Prof. Uwe R. Brückner is an architect, stage designer, scenographer and curator, founder and creative director of the internationally active ATELIER BRÜCKNER. He is also a founding member of the Institute of Interior Design and Scenography at the Academy of Art and Design FHNW in Basel, Switzerland He has held the professorship for exhibition design and scenography since 2003, where he is jointly responsible for the content orientation of the institute. With ‘creativ (e) structur (e)’, Uwe R. Brückner has developed an instrument for complex design tasks featuring sophisticated content, which is now established as an innovative teaching methodology in the Basel Institute curriculum and in the dynamic-interactive design practice of ATELIER BRÜCKNER.

17:15 | Panel discussion Together, the speakers will discuss their own and newly acquired viewpoints. The discussion will close with answers to the question of conceivable hybrid spaces of the future.


In the evening, we look forward to sharing with you the unique facade projections, alongside the many other elements of the festival.