NODE17 Designing Hope:
Open Call extended until
April, 15th

From June 26th - July 2nd 2017 Frankfurt will turn into a vibrant hub for open exchange, hands-on experiments and reflection combining creative coding workshops, AV performances, laboratories, artist talks, engaging debates and an exhibition.

With the leitmotif ‘Designing Hope’ NODE 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 these 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 is the meeting point for an international community of vvvv enthusiasts, creative coders, artists and a curious public. Creative minds from all over the world get together to share, discuss, criticise, look ahead, code and build NODE17 Designing Hope. We are looking forward to your ideas for talks, workshops, performances, artworks and all sorts of contributions to a vibrant discussion.

What’s more?

We encourage all groups and individuals to take part thus special attention is paid to works and proposals by members of groups that are underrepresented in the creative coding, AV and media art scene.

Send in your proposals until April, 15th!

Submit your project and become part of a week long creative exploration of technologies!

We are open to a wide range of formats & proposals, including:

  • Performances
  • Workshops (adult / kids, theoretical / practical)
  • Talks or Presentations
  • Artworks

Want to get involved?

Be part of our team, enjoy the festival program and help us shape #NODE17 as a volunteer or team member.
Please direct your application to



  • (Don't worry, we're not going to spam you.)
  • (how many people form part of your collective?)
  • Tell us a bit about your work!

  • (e.g. workshop, talk, artwork, performance)
  • (PDF only)
    Accepted file types: pdf.

 Questions regarding
NODE team membership?

 Questions regarding
the open call?

Katharina Held

Editor, Production, Team Manager

Johanna Teresa Wallenborn