The theme for the Media Architecture Biennale in 2016 (MAB16) is ‘Digital Placemaking’. MAB16 brings together architects, designers, artists, academia, government and industry in a shared exploration of how technology and digital media as part of a ‘Smart Cities’ approach can lead to more livable city environments.
MAB16 is held for the first time in the Southern Hemisphere, in conjunction with Vivid Sydney, the largest festival of light art, music and ideas, and the International Conference on Designing Interactive Systems (DIS’16) in Brisbane.
Call for Papers
Media Architecture and Placemaking: At this year’s biennale, we highlight the potential of Media Architecture as a key component in placemaking; the creation of meaningful and socially thriving public spaces based on community efforts. As Media Architecture becomes a more prominent and accepted part of urban life, it opens up rich opportunities for new forms of participation through dialogue and engagement. It places a greater responsibility on designers to look beyond aspects of implementation and enter new partnerships with urban planners and residents. Through the combination of agility and responsibility, designers examine how Media Architecture can contribute to shaping places that improve the quality and experience of urban space and support creative patterns of use, with a particular attention to its physical, cultural, and social identities.
We, therefore, invite interested parties from a variety of backgrounds – be it human-computer interaction, urban design and planning, engineering, arts, humanities, sociology, and more – to participate in joint discussions about how Media Architecture can best contribute to placemaking through the submission of long papers, short papers (due
January 18th February 1st, 2016, 11:59pm PST), and late breaking works (posters, due March 31st, 2016, 11:59pm PST).
Details are available in the call for papers.
Submission of papers is via EasyChair.
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