The current exhibition “Open Codes. Living in Digital Worlds“ at the ZKM | Center for Arts and Media attempts to unveil the hidden code behind daily life and make it accessible to the general public. This workshop aims to offer an insight into our creative coding and mediation programmes, to review our experience so far and maybe even do a bit of artistic coding. Code shapes our environment, be it as the basis of global data flows or behind the user-friendly interfaces of Google, Facebook, Instagram etc. Ubiquitous, it is restructuring power relations in society: those who know how to code have a clear advantage. Knowing how to code is increasingly becoming the key to freedom, empowerment and self-determination. This transformation poses a new challenge for digital education and mediation. As educators and mediators, it is our responsibility to disseminate knowledge and skills. Programming must become common knowledge. Can museums, relying on innovative programmes and experimental mediation, contribute to democratising code? And if so, how? The Department of Museum Communication stands for innovative and interdisciplinary art education. For “Open Codes“ we designed a diversified program that explores a different, art-driven approach to coding, while questioning age and gender stereotypes. In our work with a team of hackers and experts, we found coding and art education to be a promising combination.