Dream City


“Dream City” represents an endless human effort to create the ideal city that does not exist. Man serves here as a generator of urbanistic ideas that never conform to his or her visions. The work questions a vision of the ideal city in particular time, with particular socio-cultural background using particular technology.

Under the motto “Digital Romanticism”, it seeks parallels between the artificial and the natural, attempting to find common parameters. The fundamental question is whether these parameters really exist.

Luminale on the Römer: A Dream of a City

3 times 30 years of partnership connect the city of Frankfurt with its twin cities of Budapest, Prague and Leipzig. Already in 1990, one year after the fall of the Iron Curtain, friendship treaties were concluded with three anniversaries. Where does one receive the guests of honor to celebrate such a memorable event? Where else but in the ”Gud Stubb" , the good old living room, in the heart of the city, on the Römerberg. For the Luminale 2020, the stage is set for the artists from Budapest, Prague and Leipzig! "A dream of a city" is the broad leitmotif for artistic works by the city’s partners. Under this motto, design studios from Budapest, Prague and Leipzig will each present an audiovisual work –  a video mapping that embraces the Römer and the Old St. Nicholas Church. A look at what we have in common, at what unites us, at common visions and challenges.

International city partnership has a long tradition and was born after the Second World War from the desire for lasting reconciliation.  This is where people meet, exchange experiences and ideas and get personally involved in collaborative projects.

The city of Frankfurt am Main is connected with 17 partner cities on four continents. One of the key objectives thereby is to promote meetings and exchange of experience. In 2020, the partnerships with Lyon, Milan and Tel Aviv will also be celebrating round jubilees. The oldest friendship treaty was concluded with Lyon in 1960, and 2020 marks its 60th anniversary.

Luminale on the Römer: 


In cooperation with artists and specialists in the field of information and communication technology, 3dsense of Prague develops innovative interactive installations and performances. The works include audiovisual productions, light and stage designs, virtual reality applications and interactive gadgets.

Dream City

Lichtkunst Outdoor

  • 12.–15.03.20, 19:30–22:30 Uhr
  • Römer, Römerberg, 60311 Frankfurt am Main

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