Theme: Futures Implied

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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Calls

NEW DATES for the Media Architecture Biennale 

We are glad to announce that MAB’s 6th edition – originally planned for the fall of 2020 – will now take place on June 28th – July 2nd, 2021 in Amsterdam and Utrecht.

The new deadlines for our calls for participation are presented below. For more information and updates on deadlines and registration, sign up for our monthly newsletter by clicking on the link below and we will keep you informed.
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We hope to welcome you for an inspiring conference in the Summer of 2021.

 

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MAB Community

Since #MAB20 has been postponed to 28 June – 2 July 2021, we would like to continue to strengthen the ties that bind us together as a community. That led us to the idea of using our communication channels as open platforms to showcase the valuable work that our community has been developing. So, let us know about the projects, publications, events that you are involved with and that you would like to share with the #MABcommunity, and we will post them on our online channels!

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BOOK LAUNCH | The Building as a Screen

BOOK LAUNCH | The Building as a Screen

by Dave Colangelo

ARTWORK | ‘Moment Magnet’

ARTWORK | ‘Moment Magnet’

by Anuj Gala & Jari Vuorinen | Lighting Design Collective

ARTWORK | ‘Wave of Rainbow’

ARTWORK | ‘Wave of Rainbow’

by Anaisa Franco

CONFERENCE PRESENTATION | “More-than-Human Futures: Connected Urbanism and Cohabitation in the Smart City”

CONFERENCE PRESENTATION | “More-than-Human Futures: Connected Urbanism and Cohabitation in the Smart City”

by Marcus Foth

ONLINE EVENT | Trust in Play Special Live Cast

ONLINE EVENT | Trust in Play Special Live Cast

Trust in Play European School of Urban Game Design

DOSSIER | Media and the Physically Distanced City

DOSSIER | Media and the Physically Distanced City

by Dave Colangelo, Zach Melzer, Nanna Verhoeff, Sigrid Merx, Shanti Sumartojo et al., and Will Straw

EVENT | Media + Architecture

EVENT | Media + Architecture

by Screens in the Wild @The Bartlett

WEBINAR | Media Architecture: Past & Present with Bruce Ramus

WEBINAR | Media Architecture: Past & Present with Bruce Ramus

Illuminating Engineering Society – Vancouver

WEBINAR SERIES | “Archive and Process”

WEBINAR SERIES | “Archive and Process”

Jason Bruges Studio

CONFERENCE PRESENTATION | “Stop and Smell the Chalk Flowers: A Robotic Probe for Investigating Urban Interaction with Physicalised Displays”

CONFERENCE PRESENTATION | “Stop and Smell the Chalk Flowers: A Robotic Probe for Investigating Urban Interaction with Physicalised Displays”

by Marius Hoggenmüller, Luke Hespanhol, and Martin Tomitsch

MOCK-UP | “Developing a curriculum for designing media architecture with augmented Reality tools and virtual reality tools”

MOCK-UP | “Developing a curriculum for designing media architecture with augmented Reality tools and virtual reality tools”

by Waldemar Jenek

CONFERENCE PRESENTATION | “Radical Placemaking: Immersive, Experiential and Activist Approaches for Marginalised Communities”

CONFERENCE PRESENTATION | “Radical Placemaking: Immersive, Experiential and Activist Approaches for Marginalised Communities”

by Kavita Gonsalves, Marcus Foth, Glenda Caldwell, and Waldemar Jenek

PUBLICATION | “The Persistence of Code in Game Engine Culture”

PUBLICATION | “The Persistence of Code in Game Engine Culture”

by Eric Freedman

PUBLICATION | “Cahier 1: Values of Survival”

PUBLICATION | “Cahier 1: Values of Survival”

by Caroline Nevejan and Huda Abi Fares

ONLINE WORKSHOP | The City as Performative Object

ONLINE WORKSHOP | The City as Performative Object

with Esther Polak and Ivar van Bekkum

ONLINE EVENT | Trust in Play Solstice’s Games Party

ONLINE EVENT | Trust in Play Solstice’s Games Party

Trust In Play European School of Urban Game Design

ARTICLES | “Essential Futures”

ARTICLES | “Essential Futures”

by UNStudio

ARTICLE | “From the Eyes of the City to Eyes for the Citizens”

ARTICLE | “From the Eyes of the City to Eyes for the Citizens”

by Martijn de Waal

ONLINE EVENT | Thursday Night Live! Who is We?

ONLINE EVENT | Thursday Night Live! Who is We?

Het Nieuwe Instituut

ARTICLE | “Designing urban robots for hybrid placemaking experiences”

ARTICLE | “Designing urban robots for hybrid placemaking experiences”

by Marius Hoggenmüller, Martin Tomitsch, and Luke Hespanhol

ONLINE MEETUP | Digital Design in Times of Covid-19

ONLINE MEETUP | Digital Design in Times of Covid-19

Master Digital Design

ARTWORK | “Pulso”

ARTWORK | “Pulso”

by Luke Hespanhol

FESTIVAL | SP_Urban Arte Conecta

FESTIVAL | SP_Urban Arte Conecta

São Paulo, Brazil

LIVECAST | Designing the 1.5m Society

LIVECAST | Designing the 1.5m Society

Hosted by Pakhuis de Zwijger

PUBLICATION | The Routledge Companion to Urban Media and Communication

PUBLICATION | The Routledge Companion to Urban Media and Communication

by Zlatan Krajina and Deborah Stevenson

PUBLICATION | “The Building as Screen”

PUBLICATION | “The Building as Screen”

by Dave Colangelo

CALL FOR PAPERS | Interaction Design and Architecture (s) Journal (IxD&A)

CALL FOR PAPERS | Interaction Design and Architecture (s) Journal (IxD&A)

Augmenting Space: The role of immersive technologies in future cities

CALL FOR PROJECT | Knowledge Mile Amsterdam

CALL FOR PROJECT | Knowledge Mile Amsterdam

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

PROJECT | Renovation of 18 Septemberplein, Eindhoven

PROJECT | Renovation of 18 Septemberplein, Eindhoven

by UNStudio

Meetups & Events • Sep 2019 – June 2021

[urban interfaces] seminar 2020-2021: Interfacing the (In)Formal City

[urban interfaces] seminar 2020-2021: Interfacing the (In)Formal City

Dates: March 4, March 18, April 1, April 15, 2021
Time: 15:00 – 17:00 
Where: Online (TBA) 

Online MAB Meetup | Futures Implied: new horizons in Media Architecture

Online MAB Meetup | Futures Implied: new horizons in Media Architecture

Date: 11 November, 2020
Time: 12:00 – 13:30 CET
Online Meetup via Zoom

MAB20 Livecast #2 | Futures Implied: How Media Architecture shapes our cities

MAB20 Livecast #2 | Futures Implied: How Media Architecture shapes our cities

Date: 1 Oct, 2020
Time: 18:30 – 19:30 CET
Hosted by Pakhuis de Zwijger

MAB20 Livecast #1 | Media Architecture Today, for Tomorrow’s Cities

MAB20 Livecast #1 | Media Architecture Today, for Tomorrow’s Cities

Date: 10 Sep, 2020
Time: 14:00 – 15:00 CET
Hosted by Pakhuis de Zwijger

Online MAB Meetup | Media Architecture in the University Context

Online MAB Meetup | Media Architecture in the University Context

Date: 11 July, 2020
Time: 14:00 – 15:30 CET
Online Meetup via Zoom

Online Meetup | On Citizens, Their Cities, and the Role of Design

Online Meetup | On Citizens, Their Cities, and the Role of Design

Date: 9 April, 2020
Time: 13:00 – 16:00
Online Meetup via Zoom

Pressure Cooker Workshop | Designing More-Than-Human Cities

Pressure Cooker Workshop | Designing More-Than-Human Cities

Date: 16-17 March, 2020
Time: 10:00 – 18:00
Location: MCW Lab, Kromme Nieuwegracht 20, Utrecht

MAB & MDD Meetup | Do Designers Play? A Conversation on Games, People, Cities, and Technology

MAB & MDD Meetup | Do Designers Play? A Conversation on Games, People, Cities, and Technology

Date: 27 February, 2020
Time: 20:00 – 22:00
Location: HvA Leeuwenburg, Weesperzijde 190, Amsterdam

[urban interfaces] seminar Urban Ecologies

[urban interfaces] seminar Urban Ecologies

Dates: February 11 and 25, and March 10, 2020.
Time: 13:00-17:00 
Location: Jankskerkhof 15, room 101, Utrecht & MCW Lab, Muntstraat 2A, Utrecht

Meetup | Playful Cities: Dramaturgies for Active Public Spaces

Meetup | Playful Cities: Dramaturgies for Active Public Spaces

Date: 30 January, 2020
Time: 20:00 
Location: Pakhuis de Zwijger (Workspace), Amsterdam 

Winter School Promises Promises | Tech Reality-Check

Winter School Promises Promises | Tech Reality-Check

Dates: January 23 – 26, 2020
Location: Amsterdam

Program MAB20 • 28 June – 2 July 2021

The Biennale focuses on media artists and designers from across a range of disciplines (interaction design, urban design, public spaces, architecture and digital design), as well as on researchers and parties from business and governments involved in the development of public spaces. The MAB20 programme is anticipated to attract around 250 international professional visitors.

Doctoral Consortium

MAB Academy

Workshops

Workshops

Symposia

Symposia

Conference

Conference

Awards

Awards

Tours & Exhibitions

Tours & Exhibitions

NEW DATES for the Media Architecture Biennale

We are glad to announce that MAB's 6th edition - originally planned for the fall of 2020 - will now take place on June 28th - July 2nd, 2021 in Amsterdam and Utrecht.

Our calls for participation have been relaunched and you can check the new deadlines here.

For more information and updates on deadlines and registration, sign up below for our monthly newsletter and we will keep you informed.


 

We hope to welcome you for an inspiring conference in the Summer of 2021.

Media Architecture Biennale Team