For two years now, Mainz University of Applied Sciences has enjoyed a central display window in the heart of the downtown Mainz: the LUX Pavilion in Ludwigsstraße, between Schillerplatz and the Staatstheater, which opened on May 29, 2019 with numerous invited guests from the worlds of culture, science, and politics in attendance.
The pavilion is intended as a place of transfer and creative space and, as an interface between teaching and external partners from the business, cultural, and creative sectors, along with interested members of the public, has become a permanent fixture in the city's cultural life.
Since its opening in May 2019, around 150 exhibitions, events, lecture series and symposiums have taken place in this coveted "showcase" in downtown Mainz. In addition to thesis exhibitions, interdisciplinary exhibition projects, work exhibitions, and conferences, events were also held under corona-compliant conditions last year. Virtual formats included, for example, the Mainz Digital Congress MADKON20, which will take place again this October.
Even during the pandemic-related closure, LUX was able to live up to its function as a transparent venue with window displays, offering spontaneous outdoor exhibition visits 24/7.
"With the LUX Pavilion, Mainz University of Applied Sciences has moved to the center of the city, demonstrating that it perceives itself as an important part of society in the city," said Prof. Dr. Susanne Weissman, President of Mainz University of Applied Sciences. "With LUX, we have the opportunity to become even more involved in the city's events with our cultural activities as well, which was exemplified by the highly regarded project Blind Spots - Sites of National Socialism crimes in the city of Mainz."
This year holds other interesting program highlights in store: International conferences, the LUX as a festival meeting point and, last but not least, as a central showroom for the 25th anniversary, which the university will celebrate with numerous activities and events starting this fall.
For more information on the current program, visit https://lux.hs-mainz.de
Highlights from the past two years:
03/02/2021: BLINDE FLECKEN – Tatorte des Nationalsozialismus in der Mainzer Stadtgesellschaft/BLIND SPOTS - Sites of National Socialism Crimes in the City of Mainz (Exhibition, Department of Interior Design)