Launch event for the Leibniz ScienceCampus – Postdigital Participation – Braunschweig

On 21 November 2019 Professor Eckhardt Fuchs (director of the Georg Eckert Institute for International Textbook Research) opened the launch event for the Leibniz ScienceCampus – Postdigital Participation – Braunschweig. Academics, politicians and representatives from numerous social interest groups attended the event, which was held in the imposing industrial heritage surroundings of the TRAFO Hub in Braunschweig.

In keeping with the ScienceCampus’s regional focus, the host for the evening’s entertainment was André Ehlers, a presenter for local radio station Radio38. The opening speeches were held by Professor Matthias Kleiner (president of the Leibniz Association), Rüdiger Eichel (head of the department for Research and Innovation at the Lower Saxony Ministry of Science and Culture) and Dr. Anja Hesse (head of culture and science for the City of Braunschweig).

The following projects hosted stands at which guests were invited to get involved using VR glasses, tablets, glass walls and even recycled doors:

  • Digitale Medien und Bildung. Analyse, Reflexion, Gestaltung (Digital Media and Education: Analysis, Reflection, Design)
  • Menschen, digitale Intelligenz & Wiederverwertung – gemeinsam Stadtleben gestalten (People, Digital Intelligence and Recycling – Shaping Urban Life Together)
  • P4URB – Postdigital Participation in formal URBan Planning Processes
  • Per App zum Museum für Alle? Potentiale und Schwierigkeiten inklusionsfördernder Technologien im Museum des 21. Jahrhunderts (Using Apps to Create Museums for Everyone? Possibilities and Problems for Inclusive Technology in 21st Century Museums)
  • MoSe 4.0 – Mobilität für Senioren (ausgefallen) (MoSe 4.0 – Mobility for Senior Citizens) (not present at event)

For a detailled report about the evening with more information about each project please follow this link.

Impressions of the event. (Photographs : Philipp Ziebart)