Theme & Publications

Originally, media architecture was most concerned with the integration of displays and interactive installations into architectural structures, such as media facades and urban screens. Over the years, the discipline has grown much broader, as new technologies such as digital platforms and smart city technologies have increasingly made their way into the experience, management and design of cities.

None of these technologies brought into the city are neutral enablers, mere decorative structures or just simple market places connecting demand and supply in fields as diverse as energy and transport to commerce and leisure. They are built upon numerous spoken and unspoken assumptions about urban life, each with their own implications for both social relations as well as their effect on the natural ecosystem.It is time therefore for the discipline of media architecture to address the implied futures of new technologies.

MAB20 calls for media architectures that move beyond the mere spectacular; as well as beyond the design of individualized services comforting human customers. MAB20 calls for media architectures and urban interaction that dare to take on a more-than-human approach: aiming at the well-being of the natural ecosystem as a whole; For urban media art and design that bring implicit and explicit bias within technology and culture to light, and provide the means for ongoing discussion, debate, and societal change; For digital platforms that strengthen citizen’s digital rights in democratic societies

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KooZA/rch interviews Nominees of MAB Student Awards

KooZA/rch interviews Nominees of MAB Student Awards

In a partnership with MAB, the experimental digital platform KooZA/rch that researches the potential of the Architectural Imaginary, has published a series of interviews featuring the nominees of the MAB Student Awards

MAB20xArchdaily Article Series

MAB20xArchdaily Article Series

In collaboration with MAB20, Archdaily has published a series of articles featuring interviews with chairs and the nominees for the MAB Awards.

VOLUMExMAB20 | V59 – Futures Implied

VOLUMExMAB20 | V59 – Futures Implied

The MAB20 joined forces with VOLUME magazine to publish V59 – Futures Implied, fresh off the printing press! When brought…

MAB Student Awards Nominees & Winners

MAB Student Awards Nominees & Winners

For the MAB Student Awards, we especially encouraged submissions that addressed the MAB20’s theme of ‘Futures Implied’ and demonstrated the implications of media technologies for urban development, the design of our public spaces, and the well-being of the ecosystem at large. Find out the nominees.

MAB Awards Nominees & Winners

MAB Awards Nominees & Winners

Discover the nominees for this year’s edition of the MAB Awards, celebrates outstanding projects at the intersection of architecture, urban design and planning, media and interaction design.

Selected Demos & Posters

Selected Demos & Posters

Discover the new work and work in progress in the field of Media Architecture that were selected to be presented at the Demos & Posters sessions and online exhibition.

MAB20 Proceedings

MAB20 Proceedings

MAB20 Proceedings now available on the ACM Digital Library

MAB Academy – Towards Media Architecture Publication

MAB Academy – Towards Media Architecture Publication

The MAB Academy is a new initiative that contributes to the development of media architecture as an academic and pedagogical field. In this context a MAB Education Publication Towards Media Architecture was created that provides an overview of media architecture teaching, globally. 

MAB20 Final Report

MAB20 Final Report

An overview of all activities developed in the months coming up to the MAB20 and during the actual online conference.

Workshop Report: Designing Restorative Cities

Workshop Report: Designing Restorative Cities

Thirteen students and young professionals with multiple backgrounds from three continents applied and were selected to investigate possibilities of integrating systems of resilience in the design of our rapidly densifying cities.

MAB20 Online Conference – (Re)Watch sessions

MAB20 took place from June 24th – July 2nd, and we are thrilled to have had around 550 people participating in our 15 workshops, and another 600+ people from around the world attending the online conference, with almost 150 speakers, 42 online conference sessions, featuring inspiring and thought-provoking presentations. 

All sessions from the MAB20 Online Conference were recorded and are available on-demand at on our MAB20 Program below:

(Re)watch MAB20 sessions

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TERMS & CONDITIONS

At MAB20 we aim to create and provide an environment of mutual respect and kindness, recognizing our differences and being open to learning from each other. Please take a moment to read MAB20’s Code of Conduct and Participation Guidelines. We ask that everyone participating in the MAB20 conference agrees to abide by them.

Virtual Conference Consent: Recordings of sessions, chats, questions, and answers will be captured and made available for later viewing. By registering for the MAB20, you are granting permission to record your comments and questions during sessions. Please note: You cannot register for this event unless you give consent.

For more information, please review the Media Architecture Institute Privacy Policy.

Program MAB20

MAB20 took place from June 24th – July 2nd, and we are thrilled to have had around 550 people participating in our 15 workshops, and another 600+ people from around the world attending the online conference, with almost 150 speakers, 42 online conference sessions, featuring inspiring and thought-provoking presentations. 

All sessions from the MAB20 Online Conference were recorded and are available on-demand below by browsing through our program – either by type of event or date in the upper right cover. 

MAB20 PROCEEDINGS

The MAB20 Proceedings are now available on the ACM Digital Library. You can access the full papers and late-breaking works below:

NETWORKING

MAB20 offers you a place to connect and interact beyond the sessions, using the platform Discord. Browse through our channels, join the conversation in between sessions and meet new people.

To check out the MAB20’s pre-events that we have organised during the past two years, click here.  

Practical

The Media Architecture Biennale is the world’s premier event on media architecture, urban interaction design, and urban informatics. It brings together architects, artists and designers, leading thinkers on urban design, key industry and government representatives as well as community activists. Together, we explore the design and role of media in the built environment and its implications for urban communities and ecosystems.

 

LOCATION: MAB20 will take place as an online event

This year, due to the ongoing global pandemic the Media Architecture Biennale had to be adapted and re-imagined in an online format for the first time. During the past few months, the MAB20 Organizing Committee has explored and experimented with multiple possibilities on how to best serve the worldwide MAB-Community and translate the atmosphere that we were planning to create here in Amsterdam and Utrecht to an online environment.

 

DATES

The MAB20 Program will take place online:

  • Workshops | June 24th – 29th | via Zoom
  • Online Conference | June 30th – July 2nd | via virtual conference platform

All sessions and activities (keynotes, paper sessions, symposia etc) will be held via Zoomrecorded, and made available on the platform after each session. All recordings will stay available on-demand for MAB20 attendees until August 1st. With this, we hope to enable equity of access to the content regardless of where a person is situated geographically while trying to provide convenient times as much as possible for our speakers.

 

MAB20 TICKETS

By purchasing a ticket you will have access to the entire MAB20 Program – except for workshops. Workshop registrations are set up and managed by each of the workshop organizers. To check out our diverse list of workshops click here, and follow the sign-up instructions described on each of the workshop’s webpage.

After finalising your ticket purchase, you will get a confirmation email from Eventbrite including your personal link to access the MAB20 Online Conference platform. In case you haven’t received this email, please contact us via info@mab20.org

Get a Ticket

 

If you already have a MAB20 Ticket and want to enter the online conference platform, please check your inbox. You should have received your personal link via mab20conference@reply.live. If you haven’t received this email please contact us via info@mab20.org

 

REFUND POLICY

All sessions from the online conference will be live-streamed, recorded and made available on-demand to all attendees until the 1st of August. Considering that the tickets will grant access to the content of MAB20 during 30 days after the event, tickets for the MAB20 are non-refundable.

 

TERMS & CONDITIONS

At MAB20 we aim to create and provide an environment of mutual respect and kindness, recognizing our differences and being open to learning from each other. Please take a moment to read MAB20’s Code of Conduct and Participation Guidelines. We ask that everyone participating in the MAB20 conference agrees to abide by them.

Virtual Conference Consent: Recordings of sessions, chats, questions, and answers will be captured and made available for later viewing. By registering for the MAB20, you are granting permission to record your comments and questions during sessions. Please note: You cannot register for this event unless you give consent.

For more information, please review the Media Architecture Institute Privacy Policy.

 

RAISING ISSUES

The following will not be tolerated at MAB20: personal attacks; derogatory language; unwelcome sexual attention or physical contact; disruptive behaviour; influencing unacceptable behaviour. If you experience practices or behaviours at MAB20 which don‘t meet the policies above, or if you feel you are being harassed in any way, please contact safety@mab20.org immediately. All issues raised are treated as confidential and shared only with our Safety Team.

 

PRESS & MEDIA

We have put together a Press Kit, including a press release and promotional material for MAB20, see below:
Access MAB20 Press Kit