MAB Student Awards Nominees

MAB Student Awards Nominees

The Media Architecture Biennale 2020 (MAB20) invited students to send in their projects for the MAB Student Awards. We especially encouraged submissions that addressed the MAB20’s theme of ‘Futures Implied’ and demonstrated the implications of media technologies for urban development, the design of our public spaces, and the well-being of the ecosystem at large. 


We received over 100 submissions from all over the world and we are truly impressed by the quality of the submissions – making a decision was not an easy task for the jury members. Winners will be announced during the MAB Student Awards ceremony, which will be livestreamed during the MAB20 on July 1st, 15:30-16:30 CEST. A selection of projects is also presented in an online exhibition displayed on the MAB Student Awards website

 

The nominees for the 1st edition of the MAB Student Awards are: 

Category: Aesthetics and poetics of responsive urban spaces


Emo
An Emotion-visual Interactive Immersive Installation


 


Guido
Navigating People Safely Through Public Places

 

A mind needs it’s body
Connecting digital & physical educational environments

 

Category: Citizen Rights in the Era of Platform Ecologies


Connecting Limanarkasi
An Urban Experiment with the concept of Stitching

 


Gridscape
An illustrated representation of the hidden materialized digital society

 

Observation Lab
Pavilion of Tracking Sensations

 


Category: Playful and artistic civic engagement


Hummingbird 
A multi-channel installation for the gallery, the home, classroom or outdoors, which tells the cautionary tale of hummingbird classification and AI

 


Social Painting – Embrace the differences
An interactive projection space that leads to reflection of discrimination

 


Shape-Shifting Architecture
A project on user-responsive kinetic design of urban open spaces and their impact in redefining the Ammani Urban Pockets

 

Category: Restorative Cities


BRIC (Build – Rotate – Interact – Connect)
A bench-brick that breaches barriers

 


Infrastructural Gardens
Making Moravia’s landscape visible

 


The Glo-cal Experience
Reviving Tourism & the Global Economy Post COVID-19

 

Category: More-Than-Human Cities


A Socio-spatial Experiment on Transitioning Towards Post-capitalist Future
An exploration of radical imagination, converging theories and contexts into a vision of an alternative future

 



NOTHING EXISTS INDEPENDENTLY – how trees communicate
A responsive installation for public urban spaces

 


Welcome to the Ü-HOOD
New to the City? Get Connected

 

Special Mentions


Here but when: The archive across space and time 
An interactive network of spatial information augmenting the present configuration with ones from the past through various levels of accessibility.

 


HYPERLIVING
Human-centred intelligent architecture for the future of automated cities

 


Feature detection and targeted advertising
User reactions to the use of targeted-advertising based on face-detection and feature-detection in the wild

 


SCREEN TIME
A media archeology of Times Square

 


Silicone Valley
Breaking Techno-Mediated Habits