Nomination A project led by Japan’s MLIT: Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism to develop and open data on 3D city models throughout Japan. The project aims to make urban policy sustainable, human-centric, and agile through the development of 3D city models, use cases, and promotion of their use. The goal is not […]

WITHER – A Slice of Rainforest Disappearing at the Rate of Deforestation

Nomination The deforestation of the Brazilian Amazon continues at an alarming rate. In an ongoing partnership between the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and artist Thijs Biersteker, Wither is a slice of digital rainforest that disappears at the same rate as the Amazon rainforest. It updates every time new data is […]

Vertical Walking

Nomination Our European population is ageing and our cities have become denser and hence more vertical. Stairs require a lot of effort and can become a real challenge for people as they get older. Elevators seem to suggest that we have given up on finding new ways of using our body (other than pushing […]

The Glass Room: Misinformation Community Edition

Nomination The Glass Room: Misinformation Community Edition is an interactive community engagement exhibition that invites people to think critically and proactively about their relationship with digital technologies. It is a space to reflect, discuss, and debate how technology impacts our daily lives and how we consume information, focusing on misinformation, political influence, and democracy. […]


Nomination A virtual reality experience that turns self-evident truths upside down How does it feel to be a slime mold? Or a toad? Or a plant? The virtual reality experience Symbiosis from the Dutch collective Polymorf is a unique experience for all the senses. Wearing a specially designed suit full of sensors, you temporarily […]


Nomination Susceptible is a data-driven interactive digital artwork based on cutting-edge research from CRyPTIC, an international consortium led by the University of Oxford. CRyPTIC’s research analysed thousands of images of the tuberculosis (TB) bacteria growing in the presence of different antibiotics. Researchers then combined that data with information about the whole genome sequences of […]

SpreeBerlin – The Voice of a River

Nomination In the context of the climate crisis and the accompanying social change, the project examines the relationship between Berlin and the Spree, the urban space, the citizens, and the body of water. How can the river be given its own “political” voice and what can contribute to creating more awareness of the Spree […]


Nomination As one of the projects of Atelier 21, Solar Sound System offers sound systems powered by the sun and bicycles for events, as well as an educative tool to introduce sustainability to the public. Thanks to its design, participants can enjoy music with 100% renewable energy generated speakers, turntables, and sound mixers. Since […]

Quorum Sensing: Skin Flora Signal System

Nomination Quorum Sensing: Skin Flora Signal System project develops DIY approaches for modifying human skin microbiome in order to produce smells that can be easily detected to self-diagnose or prevent diseases. Moreover this project connects three kingdoms in a symbiotic relationship, uniting bacteria, plants, and animals (such as humans). By creating genetically modified skin […]

Political Atmospherics

Nomination Political Atmospherics consists of 3 x large 3D printed models of atmospheric CO2 derived from climate data and 2 projections that animate the same information as a group of connected works. These works construct geographic topographies producing bitter-sweet crustal geologies, scars, ridges, and archipelagos of carbon emissions, that describe how a focus on […]