Berlin today is a lively, diverse, and welcoming city, drawing in creative young people from around the world.

But alongside its vibrancy, Berlin grapples with new challenges, both global and local. Climate change, global conflicts, housing shortages, and an immigration crisis have clouded our outlook for the future.

This uncertainty weighs heavily on the city's youth. Many are losing hope, feeling anxious, and facing mental health struggles. We see fewer births, increased radicalization, and rising support for extremist views among young people.

It's a tough time for Berliners, but it's also when we need to come together to build a brighter future.

Surrounded by negative headlines, what's missing is a sense of hope and a positive vision for the future of Berlin.

That's where Manifest Berlin comes in. It's a project that uses art and technology to create a positive vision of Berlin's future. Once we see it, we'll know the way forward.

Manifest Berlin
Manifest Berlin is a project aiming to make a positive shift in Berliners' mindset by offering a vision of the future through clear visualizations of what Berlin might look like decades ahead.

To achieve this goal, the project harnesses the power of art and technology.

AI Art

At the heart of our project is the creation of AI-generated images envisioning the future of Berlin, crafted by AI artists from around the globe. We invite AI artists of diverse backgrounds and experiences, from established professionals to emerging talents, in the fields of architecture, design, and art.

We will invite these artists to reimagine key locations within the city, focusing on the most important topics for the future, including: Ecology, Diversity, Inclusivity, Nature, Childhood, Mobility, Sustainability, Community, Technology and Peace.

Each AI art piece will be created based on a specific location in Berlin that holds significant historical or contemporary importance. A total of 20 AI art pieces will be created.

Augmented reality

To create a stronger emotional impact and reach a wider audience, the project will incorporate augmented reality (AR).

Out of 20 AI artworks, we will select 6 to transform into AR experiences. QR codes will be placed at the locations depicted in these AI artworks. When users scan a QR code with their smartphones, their browser will open, allowing them to view the location through their phone's camera. This view will be enhanced with elements specifically created by the AI artists for that spot. The technology not only enables users to see the reimagined view through their camera but also allows them to film it and share it on social media.

    Group Exhibition

    Twenty AI artworks will be showcased in an exhibition at a prominent Berlin gallery (we are in discussions with several exhibition spaces). The AR experiences across the city will be integrated into a metaverse project, complementing the traditional exhibition format.

    The group exhibition will receive extensive media coverage.

    Project timeline
    June 2024-November 2024
    AI Art creation
    AR experiences production
    Project announcement and promotion
    Group show on display
    For Artists
    Why we think this project will be beneficial for AI Artists
    • Awareness
      Feature and promote their work on the project's and our informational partner's social media channels and websites, with proper artist tagging.
    • Exhibition in Berlin
      Exhibit their work in a dedicated exhibition at a prominent gallery in Berlin.
    • Media coverage
      Highlight the artist's name in all press materials related to the project.
    • AR Experience
      Transform their art piece into an interactive AR experience for Berliners.
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