15. June 2022 | Press releases:

Making digitisation tangible TU Braunschweig participates in the nationwide Digitaltag

From the “Participatory Urban Data Lab” to “Theater Digital”: Technische Universität Braunschweig is taking part in the nationwide Digitaltag 2022 with a total of ten offerings. The programme on 24 June on campus and digitally revolves around the topic of “Digital Participation in the Future City” and has been developed in cooperation between the Transfer- und Kooperationshaus, the research focus “Future City” and the City of Braunschweig.

How can social participation succeed? What do digital forms of participation look like? Scientists at TU Braunschweig are working on these questions in the research focus “Future City”. On 24 June, they will provide an insight into various projects and make digitisation tangible.

The “SpACE Lab – Spatial Analytics and Crossdisciplinary Experimentation Lab” at the Institute for Sustainable Urbanism (ISU) offers the opportunity to participate in an experiment: “Move in the City – Participatory Spatial Virtuality” invites you to explore how your own movement in the city is influenced by the structure and design of physical space. At the same time, the workshop “Sense your city – Participatory Urban Data Lab” imparts knowledge about the use of small sensor kits to collect urban data such as sounds, temperature and humidity in streets.

Live from the Informatikzentrum

Visitors can also get involved in the 5G living lab, which investigates the possible applications of 5G mobile technology in the context of a smart region or smart city. Among other things, they can experience applications such as the ECG waistcoat up close. They can also take part in the study “Wie Self-Tracking Technologien Konsumenten bewegen!“ (How Self-Tracking Technologies Move Consumers!) on the measurement of behaviour and health data through fitness watches and apps.

Live from the Informatikzentrum, Professor Sándor Fekete from the Institute of Operating Systems and Computer Networks will present a diverse digital programme over several hours. There will be virtual sightseeing flights, entertaining videos on new developments in research and teaching as well as a lecture on “Digitalisierung: Fluch oder Segen?” (Digitisation: Curse or Blessing?).

You can’t miss the Wissenskiosk in the Sandkastenzentrale in the Altgebäude: Here, the focus is on visitors’ questions to science about “sustainability”. Along the 17 Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations (UN), questions are collected and assigned to the various goals.

For pupils: LegoLab and 3D printing

TU Braunschweig is offering two activities especially for pupils. In the LegoLab, they can gain an insight into computer science through play: Whether parking, line tracing or ball games – in this workshop, robots are brought “to life” with the help of the programmable building block system Lego Mindstorms. At the Digital Building Fabrication Laboratory (DBFL), pupils can experience live concrete 3D printing and see what is possible with a giant 3D printer.

The TUBS Players, the theatre group from the Institute of English and American Studies, will show that Shakespeare also works digitally. At the digital workshop, those interested can take a look behind the online scenes and at the same time participate in the design of the enchanted forest in Shakespeare’s comedy “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”.

All the projects of TU Braunschweig are integrated into the programme of the City of Braunschweig, which has the motto “Braunschweig.Gemeinsam.Digital” (Braunschweig.Together.Digitally). Further activities in the Lion City:


Friday, 24 June, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Altgebäude, Architekturpavillon, Informatikzentrum, Experimental Hall Beethovenstraße

Citizen Science and Participation 

  • Sense your city – Participatory Urban Data Lab
  • Move in the City – Participatory Spatial Virtuality
  • 5G als Schlüsseltechnologie (5G as a Key Technology) – Use Cases from the 5G Real Lab in the Mobility Region
    Informatikzentrum, Atrium, Mühlenpfordstraße 23
  • KI4ALL – Participative Approaches to Interdisciplinary Teaching of Artificial Intelligence
    Altgebäude, PK 4.2
  • Wissenskiosk (Knowledge kiosk)
    Altgebäude, Sandkastenzentrale
  • Wörterbuch der bottom-up Partizipation (Dictionary of bottom-up participation)
    Altgebäude, Foyer
  • Digitalisierung und Stadt (Digitisation and the City)
    Digital programme live from the Informatikzentrum
    youtu.be/d-M0qmOWd2E (for Live-Stream)
    discord.gg/Fwhfkjjq (Discord-Server)

Knowledge transfer for pupils on digital topics

  • LegoLab – programming with fun
    IZ 033 B, Mühlenpfordstraße 23
  • fun with technology – Beton 3D-Druck (concrete 3D printing)
    DBFL Digital Building Fabrication Laboratory, Institute of Structural Design, Beethovenstraße 51a

Cultural participation through digital formats

  • Theater Digital – without borders: Meet the TUBS-Players online
    Online: Webex

The complete programme of TU Braunschweig can be discovered on the following website. Registration is required for some events: