[Air-L] CfP: Media Architectuur Biennale 23-27 Nov. 2020 Amsterdam/Utrecht

Lange, M.L. de (Michiel) M.L.deLange at uu.nl
Wed Dec 18 00:07:30 PST 2019

Dear members of the Association of Internet Researchers
[apologies for any crossposting]

This call may be of interest for those of you interested in the crossover between media and cities:

Best wishes,

Michiel de Lange

Dear all,

We are happy to announce that the 5th edition of the Media Architecture Biennale<https://mab20.mediaarchitecture.org/> will take place in Amsterdam and Utrecht on 23-27 November 2020. It is the world’s premier event on media architecture, urban interaction design, digital placemaking, urban media art and urban informatics. The MAB20 comprises various elements such as workshops, symposia, presentations, tours and exhibitions, and a partnership with the Amsterdam Light Festival. There are many ways to get engaged and different calls that might be of interest.

The theme of the 2020 edition is #Futures Implied, which opens up investigations into future scenarios implied in today’s urban technologies like digital platforms and smart city technologies. How can we shape technologies 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.

We already have a number of calls that are open, with more to follow soon. Please find our Call for Papers here: https://mab20.mediaarchitecture.org/calls/call-for-papers/. Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):

·       The Aesthetics and Poetics of Responsive Urban Spaces
·       Citizens’ digital rights in the era of platform ecologies
·       Playful & Artistic Civic Engagement
·       Restorative Cities
·       More-Than-Human Cities

For more information, check out our website mab20.org<https://mab20.mediaarchitecture.org/>.  The calls with the earliest closing deadlines are:

·   call for the workshop organizers (deadline: 18 January 2020)
·   call for concepts for the Amsterdam Light Festival (deadline: 18 January 2020)

For any questions, please contact info at mab20.org<mailto:info at mab20.org>, or any member of the organizing team (see below).

From the organizing team,

Martijn de Waal (Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences) b.g.m.de.waal at hva.nl<mailto:b.g.m.de.waal at hva.nl>
Frank Suurenbroek (Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences) f.suurenbroek at hva.nl<mailto:f.suurenbroek at hva.nl>
Michiel de Lange (Utrecht University) m.l.delange at uu.nl<mailto:m.l.delange at uu.nl>
Nanna Verhoeff (Utrecht University) n.verhoeff at uu.nl<mailto:n.verhoeff at uu.nl>

MAB 20 is organized by the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences<https://www.amsterdamuas.com/> and the [urban interfaces] group at Utrecht University<https://www.uu.nl/>, in collaboration with the International Media Architecture Institute<https://www.mediaarchitecture.org/>.

Michiel de Lange
M.L.deLange at uu.nl<mailto:M.L.deLange at uu.nl>

Assistant Professor Media and Culture Studies | Utrecht University | Muntstraat 2A | NL-3512 EV Utrecht | visit: Kromme Nieuwegracht 20 room 2.10A | http://www.uu.nl/medewerkers/MLdeLange

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