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

Covid-19 Update

As we all know, at this moment, the Covid-19 virus is impacting countries worldwide, and our thoughts are with those who are affected by it.
Here at the Media Architecture Biennale 2020 (MAB20), we are keeping a close eye on all the recommendations and guidelines provided by the Dutch and international health authorities. This means that at the moment we are reevaluating whether or not MAB20 can take place as planned 23-27 November 2020.

For now, we are setting all our calls on hold. We are working on potential scenarios to assess and adapt to the current situation, in order to ensure that MAB20 can happen in the best way possible.

We will announce the outcomes of this process in the second week of April, and will publish new deadlines for our calls around that time.
Please contact us in case you have any questions.

In the meantime, take care of yourself and each other.

 

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Meetups & Events • Sep 2019 – Oct 2020

Pressure Cooker Workshop: Designing More-Than-Human Cities | March 16-17, 2020

Pressure Cooker Workshop: Designing More-Than-Human Cities | March 16-17, 2020

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

Meetup:  Do Designers Play? A Conversation on Games, People, Cities, and Technology | Feb 27, 2020

Meetup: Do Designers Play? A Conversation on Games, People, Cities, and Technology | Feb 27, 2020

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

The [urban interfaces] seminar Urban Ecologies | Feb 11, 25, and March 10 2020

The [urban interfaces] seminar Urban Ecologies | Feb 11, 25, and March 10 2020

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

Meet-up on Playful Cities: Dramaturgies for Active Public Spaces | Jan 30, 2020

Meet-up on Playful Cities: Dramaturgies for Active Public Spaces | Jan 30, 2020

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

Winter School Promises Promises: Tech Reality-Check | Jan 23-26, 2020

Winter School Promises Promises: Tech Reality-Check | Jan 23-26, 2020

Dates: January 23 – 26, 2020
Location: Amsterdam

MAB & MDD Meetup with Peter Dalsgaard: Media Architecture for Community Building | Oct 10, 2019

MAB & MDD Meetup with Peter Dalsgaard: Media Architecture for Community Building | Oct 10, 2019

Date: October 10, 2019.
Time: 19:00-21:00 
Location: HvA Leeuwenburg, Amsterdam

Trust in Play: Urban Play Camp | Oct 3-4, 2019

Trust in Play: Urban Play Camp | Oct 3-4, 2019

Dates: October 3-4, 2019
Time: 09:30-17:30
Location: Garage Notweg, Amsterdam

MAB & MDD Meetup with Filippo Lodi (UNStudio): From Architecture to Sensorial Experience Design | July 2, 2019

MAB & MDD Meetup with Filippo Lodi (UNStudio): From Architecture to Sensorial Experience Design | July 2, 2019

Date: July 2, 2019
Time: 17:00-18:00
Location: Wibautstraat 2, Amsterdam

MAB & MDD Meetup with Jason Bruges: Art, Architecture & Design | Mar 7, 2019

MAB & MDD Meetup with Jason Bruges: Art, Architecture & Design | Mar 7, 2019

Date: March 7, 2019
Time: 19:00-21:00
Location: HvA Leeuwenburg, Amsterdam

Program MAB 20 • 23-27 November 2020

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

Covid-19 Update

As we all know, at this moment, the Covid-19 virus is impacting countries worldwide, and our thoughts are with those who are affected by it.

Here at the Media Architecture Biennale 2020 (MAB20), we are keeping a close eye on all the recommendations and guidelines provided by the Dutch and international health authorities. This means that at the moment we are reevaluating whether or not MAB20 can take place as planned 23-27 November 2020.

For now, we are setting all our calls on hold. We are working on potential scenarios to assess and adapt to the current situation, in order to ensure that MAB20 can happen in the best way possible.

We will announce the outcomes of this process in the second week of April, and will publish new deadlines for our calls around that time.

Please contact us in case you have any questions.

In the meantime, take care of yourself and each other.