Retune Festival for Art, Design and Technology

From September 27th – 28th 2018, the Retune Festival brings together more than 500 creative pioneers in 50+ sessions across Berlin. The Retune Festival is a biennial event at the intersection of art, design, and technol- ogy. Since 2012, it has been the most exciting gathering of creatives working with new technologies in Berlin. In its fifth edition, Retune will bring together more than 500 intrepid minds between September 27th – 28th.

In the quest for speculative futures, the festival explores the role of art, design and culture in digital transformation. The event questions in playful, critical and creative ways how technologies like IoT, augmented reality, artificial intelligence, and inter- active spaces will shape tomorrow’s society.

The festival acts as a “think-and-do-tank”: Visitors can get inspired by international- ly renowned creatives, and experiment with future ideas and technologies in hands- on workshops. The idea is to challenge the status quo and common practices.

Leading artists, researchers and engineers will give insights into their work: how to design a flying drone dress for Lady Gaga, paint with an artificial muse, design intel- ligent objects that experiment with humans, or visualize the physical infrastructure of the internet. In talks, panels, workshops, studio visits and performances, visitors can experience and rethink the role of technology.

The program of the Retune Festival unfolds across two days:

Day 1 / Sep 27th: A full conference day with international keynotes, talks, discus- sions and performances. Taking place at Silent Green, a former crematorium and now beautiful event space in Berlin-Wedding. Speakers include Kimchi and Chips, Ralf Baecker, Rosa Menkman, Benjamin Males and Banz & Bowinkel. Installations and performances by RLON, Kling Klang Klong and Rainer Kohlberger.

Day 2 / Sep 28th: We take the festival into the city. Satellite events in art and design studios across Berlin offer hands-on knowledge and creative input. Events will take place at: FELD | studio for digital crafts, schnellebuntebilder, Futurium, NEEEU, Technologiestiftung Berlin, vvvv group, DAM Gallery, and many more. We are clos- ing the festival with a performance and club night at STATE Studio.

The Retune Festival is a project by Retune Creative Technology GmbH.

Press contact: Jasmin Grimm Retune Creative Technology GmbH, Glogauer Str. 21, 10999 Berlin Mail: Tel.Nr.: 030 48814483