Processing Community Day

For the first time, Processing Community Day will take place in Basel. In cooperation with the FHNW Academy of Art and Design and, HeK will host workshops, talks, presentations and a party.

event/talk, workshop

09.02.2019, 10:00-20:00

Admission: free

Registration: Please make a reservation free of charge via the link Buy tickets


As part of Processing Community Day (PCD) the FHNW Academy of Art and Design and HeK will host a full day of workshops and talks. Several guests will offer insights into their work with Processing and share their knowledge about topics such as p5.js, basil.js, XYscope and the original Processing environment. In the evening, the projects developed during the workshops will be presented and discussed. The presentations are followed by a party with  DJs and live coding sets.


  • 10am-1pm Short talks and presentations
  • 1-3pm Lunch break
  • 3-7pm Workshops
  • 7-10pm Workshop wrap up, drinks and dinner break
  • 10pm-2am Party

Participants are asked to bring their laptop.

The event takes place in collaboration with, a local collective of coders, designers and artists interested in the creative potential of code.

Those interested are invited to run a workshop or to contribute a ten-minute talk or presentation of a project they’ve created with Processing. Submission deadline is 20.01.2019, sign up here.

One of the aims of PCD is to make creative work with code accessible to diverse communities, especially those who might not otherwise have access to these tools and resources. The first PCD, organised by Taeyoon Choi and the Processing Foundation in 2017, was one of the efforts to improve diversity within the art and programming community. The event drew community members to get together in person to meet, share what they're working on, to learn and collaborate.

Processing is a free and open-source software platform for learning how to code within the context of the visual arts, created by Casey Reas and Ben Fry. It is complemented by a web version, called p5.js, created by Lauren McCarthy. To date, Processing and p5.js are used by a worldwide community of artists, coders, educators and students.

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