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In the fall of 2022 CityClimate meets CreativeCoding brought together international artists, data analysts and data curators to work on new data art projects. The basis for ideas are the already existing digital tools of the City Science Lab (CSL): CoSI (Cockpit-Social-Infrastructure), DIPAS (Digitale participatory system), CUT (Connected Urban Twin) or PaKOMM (Mixed Reality for participatory city planning).

For the first phase in November 2022 the participants were invited to get to know the Labs tools and each other during a kick-off workshop.


Until March 2023 participants are working on building teams and developing prototypes to turn them into concrete project ideas that will be presented to an external jury and fellow participants.


For the second phase, the three nominated projects will be awarded a budget for implementation. The outcomes will be publicly presented in September 2023 (concrete date for this coming soon).

CityClimate meets CreativeCoding is a collaboration between the City Science Lab (CSL) at HafenCity University Hamburg and the German Federal Cultural Foundation. The Climate Service Center Germany (GERICS) supports the experiment with its climate expertise. CityClimate meets CreativeCoding is being evaluated by the Institute for Transformative Sustainability Research (IASS).

City Science Lab


City Science Lab at the HafenCity University Hamburg investigates the urban challenges in the era of digitalization in cooperation with partners from civil society, politics, economy, and science. It pursues an inter- and transdisciplinary perspective by linking technical issues with social and cultural developments. As part of their work the CSL develops digital city models based on comprehensive urban data to make future cities more sustainable.


Kulturstifung des Bundes

The German Federal Cultural Foundation is one of the largest publicly funded cultural foundations in Europe. With an annual budget of 35 million euros from the budget of the Minister of State for Culture and the Media, it has supported around 4,000 contemporary culture projects since its establishment by the German government in March 2002. It is a foundation under civil law based in Halle an der Saale. The main task of the Cultural Foundation is to promote innovative programs and projects in an international context. Cultural exchange and cross-border cooperation are at the heart of its funding activities.



Climate Service Center Germany (GERICS) was initiated by the German Federal Government in 2009 as a fundamental part of the German high‐tech strategy for climate protection. Since June 2014, GERICS has been an independent scientific organizational entity of the Helmholtz‐Zentrum Hereon. The interdisciplinary team at GERICS develops scientifically based prototype products and services to support decision-makers in politics, business and public administration in adapting to climate change.



Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS) conducts research with the goal of understanding, advancing, and guiding processes of societal change towards sustainable development. Their research approach is transformative, transdisciplinary, and co-creative. As part of their work the research group "Art and Science for Sustainable Development" deals, among other things, with the possibilities and potentials of art-science cooperation and evaluates CityClimate meets CreativeCoding in the course of this.

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