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

MAB20 postponed to May/June 2021 

Considering the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, we have decided to postpone the Media Architecture Biennale to a date tbc in May/June 2021. This means that the deadlines for our open calls will be extended until the fall, with new timelines to be communicated asap. So, please, keep an eye on our website and social media channels for our future updates, or subscribe to our mailing list.

We thank you for your understanding, wish you well in these difficult times, and hope to meet up with all of you in Spring 2021 in Amsterdam and Utrecht.

 

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MAB Community

Since #MAB20 has been postponed to Spring 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 it 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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Let’s continue to keep each other inspired and let’s collaborate together during this challenging time that we are living!
Let’s stay connected!

Article | “From the Eyes of the City to Eyes for the Citizens”, by Martijn de Waal

Article | “From the Eyes of the City to Eyes for the Citizens”, by Martijn de Waal

Right before the coronavirus began to spread and significantly change our lives, our general chair, Martijn de Waal had the…

Online Event | Thursday Night Live! Who is We? | Het Nieuwe Instituut

Online Event | Thursday Night Live! Who is We? | Het Nieuwe Instituut

Date: 21 May, 2020Time: 19:30 – 20:30 CET Host: Het Nieuwe Instituut⠀ The Het Nieuwe Instituut, one of our close collaborators,…

Article | “Designing urban robots for hybrid placemaking experiences”, by Marius Hoggenmüller, Martin Tomitsch, and Luke Hespanhol

Article | “Designing urban robots for hybrid placemaking experiences”, by Marius Hoggenmüller, Martin Tomitsch, and Luke Hespanhol

Robots currently see a global rise that is accelerated by Covid-19 and social distancing regulations. In this context, we are…

Online Meetup | Digital Design in Times of Covid-19 | Master Digital Design

Online Meetup | Digital Design in Times of Covid-19 | Master Digital Design

Date: 19 May, 2020Time: 19:00 – Central European Summer Time The Master Digital Design, one of our close collaborators, is organizing a…

Project | “Pulso”, by Luke Hespanhol

Project | “Pulso”, by Luke Hespanhol

We are glad to share the artwork Pulso created by one of our workshop chairs, Luke Hespanhol. Pulso is part of…

Festival | SP_Urban Arte Conecta | São Paulo, Brazil

Festival | SP_Urban Arte Conecta | São Paulo, Brazil

One of the keynote speakers from MAB18 (Beijing) edition, Marília Pasculli, has shared with us the ‘SP_URBAN ARTE CONECTA‘ –…

Publication | The Routledge Companion to Urban Media and Communication, co-edited by Zlatan Krajina & Deborah Stevenson

Publication | The Routledge Companion to Urban Media and Communication, co-edited by Zlatan Krajina & Deborah Stevenson

One of our MAB Community members, Zlatan Krajina, shared with us the book: The Routledge Companion to Urban Media and…

Publication | The Building as Screen, by Dave Colangelo

Publication | The Building as Screen, by Dave Colangelo

New book by Dave Colangelo, one of MAB20’s Program Chairs

Call for Papers | Interaction Design and Architecture (s) Journal (IxD&A)

Call for Papers | Interaction Design and Architecture (s) Journal (IxD&A)

Call for Papers | Interaction Design and Architecture (s) Journal (IxD&A) | Deadline: July 15, 2020

Call for Project | Knowledge Mile Amsterdam

Call for Project | Knowledge Mile Amsterdam

The Knowledge Mile business community has set a budget of €5000 available for the implementation of a project plan. Anybody with a great idea to improve the environment of the Knowledge Mile can submit a plan! 

Project | UNStudio | Renovation of 18 Septemberplein, Eindhoven

Project | UNStudio | Renovation of 18 Septemberplein, Eindhoven

Reflectivity and sheen are added to the facade through the ambitious construction of four large glass structures. At 5.5 meters wide, 7 meters high and weighing 3000kg each, these illuminated windows appear to float on the surface of the monumental facade.

Program MAB 20 • Spring 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 MAB 2020 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

Partners

Main Organizers

Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences

Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences

Utrecht University

Utrecht University

Media Architecture Institute

Media Architecture Institute

Organizing Partners

The Mobile City

The Mobile City

Marineterrein

Marineterrein

Pakhuis de Zwijger

Pakhuis de Zwijger

IJsfontein

IJsfontein

Amsterdam Creative Industries Network

Amsterdam Creative Industries Network

Campus Amsterdam

Campus Amsterdam

Urban Governance & Social Innovation

Urban Governance & Social Innovation

Urban Technology

Urban Technology

Amsterdam Design Centre

Amsterdam Design Centre

ARIAS

ARIAS

Master Digital Design

Master Digital Design

Amsterdam University of the Arts

Amsterdam University of the Arts

Digital Placemaking Institute

Digital Placemaking Institute

Architectuurcentrum Amsterdam

Architectuurcentrum Amsterdam

Nemo

Nemo

Amsterdam Light Festival

Amsterdam Light Festival

MAB20 postponed to May/June 2021

As many of you have experienced by now, Covid19 has struck regions around the world, and our thoughts are with those who are affected by it. Currently, many countries have taken a broad range of precautionary measures with great impacts on society.

As a result, we have decided to postpone the Media Architecture Biennale to a date tbd in May/June 2021. This means that the deadlines for our open calls will be extended until the fall.

Exact dates will be published asap. Sign up for our mailing list, and we will keep you posted with updates about MAB.


 

We thank you for your understanding, wish you well in these difficult times, and hope to meet up with all of you in Spring 2021 in Amsterdam and Utrecht.

Media Architecture Biennale Team