NODE17 Designing Hope

Who shapes our hopes today?

What are the means and goals that are used to translate our fears and desires into images that incite feelings of hope? What role does the design of technological infrastructures play?

Between collective hopes for a better, peaceful life in the Global Village on the one hand, and feelings of disempowerment in the face of a more complex digitized environment on the other, NODE17: Designing Hope sets out to discuss the responsibility and potential of technology and design practices.

26 June – 2 July 2017

Künstlerhaus Mousonturm & Naxoshalle

With the leitmotif ‘Designing Hope’ NODE17 will discuss an intangible yet powerful motor that drives ideas of a better future. The program will analyse the role of technology in the creation and manipulation of collective imaginaries: How do today’s communication infrastructures determine the formation of public opinion? Are we living in a global village that is accessible for everyone or in secluded, exclusive bubbles? What do we expect from creative technologists who dedicate themselves to developing the next life-improving or life-extending tools? Are critical creative practices able to shape responsible design?

NODE Forum for Digital Arts is the biennial international festival for digital culture and creative technologies in Frankfurt (Main), Germany. In each edition, NODE is gathering creative coders and digital artists for an intensive knowledge exchange in workshops and other formats such as lectures, laboratories, mentoring formats as well as an extensive artistic program.

Program Overview

And a lot of exciting Projects



Thank you to our Partners, Funders & Sponsors

digitales Hessen

Hessisches Ministerium für Wirtschaft, Verkehr und Landesentwicklung 2

Kulturamt der Stadt Frankfurt am Main


Wirtschaftsförderung Frankfurt / Creative Hub

Stiftung Polytechnische Gesellschaft

Goethe Institut

pro helvetia

Künstlerhaus Mousonturm

Theater Willy Praml / Naxoshalle