Biennal for Light Art and Urban Design

& Offenbach


As a biennial for light art and urban design, the Luminale pursue the goal of creating a popular and high-quality program in terms of both artistic and contextual content. A further key objective is to make a sustainable contribution to urban development – in dialogue with artists, creative minds, urban planners, scientists and the city’s residents. Projects revolving around urban visions in the fields of light, architecture, technology, ecology, social interaction in the city, or with its history and culture, make this into a tangible experience – accompanied by interdisciplinary dialogue. In this process, the Luminale sees itself as a source of ideas and impulses, as well as coordinator, communicator and test laboratory.



"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.



First projects are online!

So far we have only worked behind the scenes, but finally we are ready to present light art works for the Luminale 2020.


This was the Luminale 2018

In 2018, the Luminale presented itself with a new concept. As a biennial for light art and urban design, it illuminated the streets, squares and houses of the city - and next to that and beyond, current issues of urban development formed the focus of attention. Renowned artists such as Victoria Coeln, Philipp Geist and the artists' collective Urbanscreen participated. More than 150 projects attracted more than 250,000 visitors.

The Luminale thanks its partners and supporters:

Stadt Frankfurt
Tourismus Congress GmbH

Our thanks continue:

ABG Holding
HFM Hafenbetriebe

Media partners

HR Info
Frankfurter Neue Presse
Journal Frankfurt

Cooperation partners

BDA Hessen
Senckenberg Gesellschaft für Naturforschung
Freies Deutsches Hochstift


Moxy Frankfurt East

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