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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Program MAB20

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.

Calls

MAB20 wil be ONLINE 

The Media Architecture Biennale 20 (MAB20), originally planned for the fall of 2020, will take place on June 28th – July 2nd, 2021 in an online format. All of the major events such as workshops, keynotes, awards and paper sessions will be accessible online from locations throughout the world. We still hope to be able to accompany these with some smaller scale, on-site meet-ups in Amsterdam and Utrecht, depending on Covid regulations at that time. Our goal is to ensure we provide an exciting and safe experience to the MAB-Community.

Check out below the extended deadlines for our calls for participation. For monthly updates on our events, deadlines and registration, sign up below for our newsletter and we will keep you informed. 
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We hope to welcome you for an inspiring conference in the Summer/Winter 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!

You can reach us via our email: info@mab20.org
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LIVECAST SERIES | Rights to the Blockchain City

LIVECAST SERIES | Rights to the Blockchain City

Civic Interaction Design, Institute of Network Cultures, Het Nieuwe Institute and The University of Edinburgh.

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

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

PAPER | Exploring Media Architecture Design in Virtual Design Environments

PAPER | Exploring Media Architecture Design in Virtual Design Environments

Written by Waldemar Jenek, Glenda Caldwell, Jared Donovan, Veronica Garcia-Hansen, Matt Adcock and Mingze Xi

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

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

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

ARTICLE | “Designing urban robots for hybrid placemaking experiences”

ARTICLE | “Designing urban robots for hybrid placemaking experiences”

by Marius Hoggenmüller, Martin Tomitsch, and Luke Hespanhol

BOOK | Shaping Smart for Better Cities

BOOK | Shaping Smart for Better Cities

Edited by Alessandro Aurigi and Nancy Odendaal

BOOK LAUNCH | The Building as a Screen

BOOK LAUNCH | The Building as a Screen

by Dave Colangelo

PUBLICATION | “Cahier 1: Values of Survival”

PUBLICATION | “Cahier 1: Values of Survival”

by Caroline Nevejan and Huda Abi Fares

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

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

ARTWORK | “Pulso”

ARTWORK | “Pulso”

by Luke Hespanhol

PROJECT | Renovation of 18 Septemberplein, Eindhoven

PROJECT | Renovation of 18 Septemberplein, Eindhoven

by UNStudio

MAB20 will be online

The Media Architecture Biennale 20 (MAB20), originally planned for the fall of 2020, will take place on June 28th - July 2nd, 2021 in an online format. All of the major events such as workshops, keynotes, awards and paper sessions will be accessible online from locations throughout the world. We still hope to be able to accompany these with some smaller scale, on-site meet-ups in Amsterdam and Utrecht, depending on Covid regulations at that time. Our goal is to ensure we provide an exciting and safe experience to the MAB-Community.

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


 

Our calls for participation are still open and a few deadlines have been extended! For more information, click here.
We hope to welcome you for an inspiring conference in the Summer/Winter of 2021!

Media Architecture Biennale Team