The 7th Luminale (3/30 to 4/4/2014) Westermann Kommunikation prepares in commission of Messe Frankfurt. Now the registration procedure begins with the pre-registration. Till the middle of September those can announce themselves which would like to realise a Luminale project. Exhibitors of the Light+Building, designers and architect, artists and developer, students and free initiatives use the Biennial of Light Culture as their stage and platform. Since 2002 more than 840 single projects have originated within Luminale. International careers have begun with a Luminale project. In 2014 Frankfurt also becomes again the world city of the light. 196,000 experts (Light+Building, 2012) from all over the world travel to the Frankfurt to get to know the new and the innovators. You find further informations and documents on www.luminale.de. If you want to request for documents or have inquiries – best of all by mail. Personally you meet us, for example, during the evening event of the German Light Design Awards on the 16th of May in the palm garden society house.
Katja von Puttkamer, artist from Ingelheim, has painted the agency’s domicil of Westermann Kommunikation on the occassion of the 20-year jubilee. The Citroen CV (“the duck”) is our most loved vehicle to explore the Rhine-Hessian landscapes, wineyards and villages. Westermann Kommunikation was founded in 1991 in Berlin, then moved to Frankfurt/Main, Wiesbaden and, finally, in 1993 to Ingelheim. In the countryside we realised the concept of living + labor under one roof in a former bakery.
Well-known authors, journalists, magazine and book editors, bloggers and publishers present their publications on the subjects of the imm cologne. The BookShops you find near Entrance Southe, Passage Piazza or on the Boulevard between Hall 6 and 9. International publisher houses present new projects from Monday to Friday in the Book Lounge at Pure Village, Hall 3.1, The Stage, A071. After the presentations there is enough time for questions, personal discussions or interviews. You find the introduced books of course also in the BookShops on the fair. More >>>
Electric City London. Reportage rund um die Urban Age Conference der Alfred Herrhausen Gesellschaft und der London School of Economics im Dezember 2012 in London. Die Migration in die Städte wird das Thema des 21. Jahrhunderts. Mit allen Chancen und Problemen: Anshu Jain, David Cameron, Boris Johnson, Richard Sennett, Erik Spiekermann, Bjarke Ingels und viele andere haben ihren Auftritt in dieser Geschichte. Ebenso die Digital Chandeliers von Swarovski und The Shard von Renzo Piano. Wird die Zukunft kristallin oder organisch, oder beides? Download hier >>>
Raster & Desaster. Ausgangspunkt sind die Seh-Stücke von Katja von Puttkamer. Das Essay von Helmut M. Bien verbindet amerikanische Roadmovie-Motive mit Brancusi, Egon Eiermann und der Horten-Fassade, entdeckt Ruinenwerte und sieht eine neue Architekten-Guerilla die Rastercity bespielen. Mehr hier >>>
With the invitation of the City of Yokohama we travelled to Japan November 2012 to visit the Smart City Week there. We held a lecture on lighting festivals (Yokohama itself has established the Smart Illumination Yokohama) und got an impression of the Japanese eco city of Yokohama.
This is our report (only in german): here >>>