Susa Pop is a curator, cultural producer, lecturer, and the artistic director and co-founder of Public Art Lab and also the initiator of Connecting Cities which is a worldwide network of urban media art environments and institutions. Having originally studied design at the University of Fine Arts in Berlin and cultural management, she is specialised in creative city-making through urban media art projects which foster digital placemaking, community building and citizen science in the urban space.
Susa Pop is a poineer in the field of urban media art. She curates, and has initiated, numerous projects worldwide including the Media Façades Festivals in 2008 and 2010. Innovation Forum Urban Screens in 2011 (together with the German Ministry of Science and Education), Urban Media Network Berlin in 2012, Mobile Studios (2006), the Bauhaus Festival in 2012 and 2013 (together with the Bauhaus Foundation Dessau), Germany + Brazil Year 2013 (official opening with Goethe-Institut Sao Paulo), City Visions Jena in 2015 (in cooperation with the City of Jena and the International UNESCO Light Year), the international programme of the Guangzhou Light Festival in 2015, Live Your City in Bangkok 2016 (together with BACC and Goethe-Institut Thailand) and the Energy Avantgarde Anhalt, Germany (2016). In 2012 Susa Pop co-published the book Urban Media Cultures followed by What Urban Media Art Can Do in 2016 at avedition. Susa Pop holds worldwide lectures in the field of urban media art and gives seminars at the Bauhaus University Weimar and the Leuphana University. In 2017 she initiated the Urban Media Art Academy with Tanya Toft Ag.
susapop (at) publicartlab.com