From September 6th to 11th, 2019, the Aerocene Festival sets an example for pollution-free mobility without fossil fuels on the Olympic Hill. Central to the project are open source aerosolar sculptures that fly solely on solar heat, air and thermodynamics. The festival offers flight events with pilot courses, workshops and open discussion forums with people from the fields of art and research. “Aerocene” stands for a sustainable and emission-free “air age” that questions our previous behavior and its harmful effects on the ecosystem and wants to bring about a change in awareness. The festival focuses on the experience of cross-border emission-free flying and collaborative knowledge transfer.
The festival is organized by the Aerocene Foundation, initiated in 2015 by the internationally renowned artist Tomás Saraceno. The native Argentinian and his organization combine the vision of sustainable, emission-free mobility in the air with the need for a more respectful coexistence of people, nature and the cosmos.
Tomás Saraceno, born in 1973 in San Miguel, Argentina, lives and works in Berlin.