The Media Architecture Biennale is the world’s premier event on media architecture, urban interaction design, and urban informatics. It brings together architects, artists and designers, leading thinkers on urban design, key industry and government representatives as well as community activists. Together, we explore the design and role of media in the built environment and its implications for urban communities and ecosystems.


LOCATION: MAB20 will take place as an online event

This year, due to the ongoing global pandemic the Media Architecture Biennale had to be adapted and re-imagined in an online format for the first time. During the past few months, the MAB20 Organizing Committee has explored and experimented with multiple possibilities on how to best serve the worldwide MAB-Community and translate the atmosphere that we were planning to create here in Amsterdam and Utrecht to an online environment.



The MAB20 Program will take place online:

  • Workshops | June 24th – 29th | via Zoom
  • Online Conference | June 30th – July 2nd | via virtual conference platform

All sessions and activities (keynotes, paper sessions, symposia etc) will be held via Zoomrecorded, and made available on the platform after each session. All recordings will stay available on-demand for MAB20 attendees until August 1st. With this, we hope to enable equity of access to the content regardless of where a person is situated geographically while trying to provide convenient times as much as possible for our speakers.



By purchasing a ticket you will have access to the entire MAB20 Program – except for workshops. Workshop registrations are set up and managed by each of the workshop organizers. To check out our diverse list of workshops click here, and follow the sign-up instructions described on each of the workshop’s webpage.

After finalising your ticket purchase, you will get a confirmation email from Eventbrite including your personal link to access the MAB20 Online Conference platform. In case you haven’t received this email, please contact us via

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If you already have a MAB20 Ticket and want to enter the online conference platform, please check your inbox. You should have received your personal link via If you haven’t received this email please contact us via



All sessions from the online conference will be live-streamed, recorded and made available on-demand to all attendees until the 1st of August. Considering that the tickets will grant access to the content of MAB20 during 30 days after the event, tickets for the MAB20 are non-refundable.



At MAB20 we aim to create and provide an environment of mutual respect and kindness, recognizing our differences and being open to learning from each other. Please take a moment to read MAB20’s Code of Conduct and Participation Guidelines. We ask that everyone participating in the MAB20 conference agrees to abide by them.

Virtual Conference Consent: Recordings of sessions, chats, questions, and answers will be captured and made available for later viewing. By registering for the MAB20, you are granting permission to record your comments and questions during sessions. Please note: You cannot register for this event unless you give consent.

For more information, please review the Media Architecture Institute Privacy Policy.



The following will not be tolerated at MAB20: personal attacks; derogatory language; unwelcome sexual attention or physical contact; disruptive behaviour; influencing unacceptable behaviour. If you experience practices or behaviours at MAB20 which don‘t meet the policies above, or if you feel you are being harassed in any way, please contact immediately. All issues raised are treated as confidential and shared only with our Safety Team.



We have put together a Press Kit, including a press release and promotional material for MAB20, see below:
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