The Luminale’s BETTER CITY turns sustainability in the urban space into a tangible experience, presenting projects that will be preserved for the city and its residents beyond the duration of the Luminale.

What remains when the Luminale is over? With the BETTER CITY section, the Biennial for Light Art and Urban Design has set itself the goal of providing impetus for sustainable urban development. At least one Luminale project is to remain a permanent part of the cityscape, or be further pursued in terms of planning. 

In 2018, for example, the Luminale presented the new permanent light installation at the Friedberger Warte, and a cooperative project was initiated at the Buegel in Nieder-Eschbach to permanently improve lighting in the district.

BETTER CITY also makes the Luminale present in the urban space beyond the festival’s duration and creates sustainability for a special quality of life.


"Inspire people for sustainable construction"

The Luminale sees itself as a platform to bring together and sensitize local stakeholders to the challenges of urban design. One project in the BETTER CITY section is The GREEN SHOWHOUSE FERDI by PIER F – Port of the Future Frankfurt, founded by Susanne Petry, who explains what lies behind the initiative.



"We want to update the idea of recycling."

Material Warehouse offers a major opportunity to make the exhibition business more sustainable. With "Material für Alle" (Material for All), gallerist and cultural creator Felix Grosse-Lohmann has successfully kick-started his dream of just such a contact point in Frankfurt. MFA is now supporting the Luminale and its artists as a partner.


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