Impact Lab Bremen
A Place of Creative Possibilities
In the Digital Urban Impact Lab, we rely on proven workshop formats and combine them with experimental methods and tools to create new, exciting events and learning contexts.
The Digital Urban Impact Lab (short: Impact Lab) is a creative district development hub of the media2culture Institute M2C in Bremen, Germany. The M2C Institute has been implementing international and national research projects at the mixed area of computer science, digital art and organizational development and cultural studies for 15 years, thus actively contributing to the development and strategies in the shaping of our common future city.
With the Digital Urban Impact Lab, the M2C has created a place that addresses the issues of digital coaching, creativity and new educational strategies, participatory urban re-design, and the worldwide social impact and lab movement
Participative Digital Urban Re-Design
How can I make my ideas for a good, liveable city public? The answer: With Betaville. With the open source software that the M2C has been developing since 2008 with partners from Bremen to New York and LA, everyone can put their vision for the urban re-design of Gröpeligen and Bremen online. Betaville shows how urban development can be made more participatory and transparent. Build with us at the city of tomorrow!
The Digital Urban Impact Lab is a thinking space, but above all an action space, a do-tank. We initiate real changes and rely on digitally supported, participative art actions and cultural projects – from the Soundapp tour to the façade projection. We absorb the creative input from our activities and reflect it back into the district. The lab is gallery, editing room, workshop, base camp and nursery in one.
We are digital!
Digitization affects all areas of life. New jobs are created, new requirements and new knowledge. In the Digital Urban Impact Lab we see this change as an opportunity and an enhancer for social participation. We combine techniques and tools of digital culture with experimental arts and cultural events in the district. By taking up existing competencies and transforming them, we improve access to education and the labor market. We close digital knowledge gaps and thus increase equal opportunities in the neighborhood.