Date & Time
Thursday, July 1st | 11:30 – 13:00 CEST, 05:30 – 07:00 EDT, 19:30 – 21:00 AEST
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In this open roundtable, we will have a discussion to explore insights and ideas about research, learning, and teaching in the field of media architecture. The roundtable will include presentations from the MAB steering committee that includes creative professionals, academic researchers, and educators, and invites participants to join the discussion.
About the Media Architecture Biennale Academy
The MAB Academy, launched as a new initiative at the 2020/21 edition of the Media Architectuur Biennale has the goal to contribute to the development of media architecture as an academic and pedagogical field. The aim of the MAB Academy is to support research and teaching in this new and fast-developing field, and to create platforms for the exchange of knowledge around the practices, collaborations and frameworks that shape its educational and academic infrastructures, internationally. The MAB Academy invites creative professionals, academic researchers, students, educators, and program coordinators to explore and exchange experiences, insights, and ideas about and from research, learning, and teaching in the field of media architecture. On our agenda are the following aims, questions, and plans:
Our aim is to share and disseminate experiences and best practices. We need to address **How do we teach the interdisciplinary field of media architecture, what theoretical inspirations, creative methods and research formats are we using? We plan to address this by creating platforms for exchanging knowledge and inspiration, and by articulating our needs and ambitions.
Our aim is to bring together leading academics, practitioners and educators to lead the development of the activities; to develop ad hoc communal tactics for advancing and carving out and strengthening the field. In order to do this we need to explore if we can work more closely together as a field and simultaneously forge crossovers with adjacent fields (including computer science, urban planning, policy science, social sciences, philosophy and other fields in the Humanities)? We plan to develop a series of activities and communal tactics for carving out and strengthening the field.
We aim to develop the methodological, pedagogical and institutional frameworks needed for the field of media architecture to develop as an academic and professional field. This means we should consider which methodological, pedagogical and institutional frameworks are needed in order to make the field of media architecture grow and blossom, through e.g. funding schemes, different review procedures, curriculum changes, organizational changes, industry involvement? We will formulate longer term strategies for anchoring media architecture institutionally.
More info & contact
Nanna Verhoeff is Professor of Screen Cultures & Society in the Department of Media and Culture Studies at Utrecht University
Professor Smart Cities and Communities in the School of Art, Design and Architecture at University of Plymouth
Michiel de Lange
Assistant Professor in New Media Studies at Utrecht University and co-founder of The Mobile City
Professor of Urban Design and Associate Dean at the University of Plymouth
Assistant Professor at the chair Presentation Methodology Bauhaus-Universität Weimar, Architect & Head of MediaArchitecture master degree program
Director of the Urban Technology program at University of Michigan’s Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning
Head of Studies, Faculty and PhD Supervisor at the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia’s Advanced Architecture Group
Associate Professor of Design at UNSW Art & Design in Sydney
Curator, Cultural entrepreneuer, lecturer, artistic director and co-founder of Public Art Lab