Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences

Media Architecture Biennale (MAB)

Event

Media Architecture Biennale (MAB) brings together architects, artists and designers, leading thinkers on urban design, key industry and government representatives as well as community activists. MAB20 consists of a series of events, meet-ups and publications taking place on- and offline between March 2019 and July 2021.

The Media Architecture Biennale (MAB) 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, they explore the design and role of media in the built environment and its implications for urban communities and ecosystems.

MAB20 consists of a series of events, meet-ups and publications taking place on- and offline between March 2019 and July 2021. A final event including an award show, workshops and a conference with keynotes and an academic track, is scheduled from July 28th – July 2nd, 2021 to take place in Amsterdam and Utrecht.

Calls for Papers, MAB Awards and MAB Student Awards are now open!

  • Call for Papers (deadline 25 January, 2021) Academic program; proceedings will be published through the ACM Digital Library
  • Call for MAB Awards (deadline 1 February, 2021) artists, architects, designers, urban designers are invited to showcase their outstanding media architecture projects. Nominees and winners will be featured in the Media Architecture Catalog
  • Call for MAB Student Awards (deadline 1 April, 2021) students are invited to send in projects from 2019 onwards. A selection of projects will be presented in an on-site exhibition during the MAB20, in Amsterdam.

The theme of MAB's 6th edition is Futures Implied, which opens up investigations into future scenarios implied in today’s urban transformations and emerging technologies like digital platforms, responsive technologies and smart city promises. How can we shape technologies and spaces to respond to their surroundings, contributing to cities that are both socially and ecologically sustainable? The point of departure is that technologies are never neutral enablers, 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.

MAB20 is organized by the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences and the [urban interfaces] group at Utrecht University, in collaboration with the Media Architecture Institute.

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For more information, visit www.mab20.org or contact us via info@mab20.org


Published by  Centre for Applied Research FDMCI 19 April 2021

Date

Start date 28 Jun
End date 02 Jul