Media Architecture Biennale 2023

Event Dates and Locations
June 14-15, 2023 (Online)
July 21-23, 2023 (In-Person in Toronto, Canada)

The Media Architecture Biennale 2023 (MAB23), the world’s premiere event on the design and role of media in the built environment, will bring together over 400 students, academics, and professionals from architecture, art, design, urban planning, media and communication, urban informatics, and public policy to share new ideas and shape the evolving field of media architecture.

The week-long event, split into a 2-day online and 3-day in-person program, will feature keynotes, academic papers and industry roundtable sessions, symposia, workshops, exhibitions, an awards ceremony, and a gala dinner. It also includes a number of related activities with partner organizations in the year before the event including talks, roundtable discussions, and exhibitions that help to introduce the themes of the event and build connections.

“MAB23 will help to facilitate the sharing of ideas, research, and best practices in Media Architecture across multi-industry, multidisciplinary groups of stakeholders,” said Dave Colangelo, General Chair, of MAB23, and Assistant Professor of Digital Creation and Communication at Toronto Metropolitan University. “With our four key themes: Equity and Access, (Dis)Engagement, Civic/Creative/Commercial, and Intermedial Media Architecture, we hope to inspire students, artists, designers, and business and civic leaders in their uses of Media Architecture in smart city-building and placemaking/placekeeping initiatives.”

MAB23 seeks contributions from industry, academia, and government in the form of Papers, Workshops, and Explorations & Prototypes. We also seek projects for consideration for our MAB Awards and MAB Student Awards. Details about each can be found on our website. Calls close in late January 2023.

Registration for the event will open in January 2023.

About the Media Architecture Biennale
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, and community activists. Together, they explore the design and role of media in the built environment and its implications for urban communities and ecosystems.

Previous MABs have been held in Amsterdam/Utrecht (2020), Beijing (2018), Sydney (2016), Aarhus (2014, 2012), Vienna (2010), Berlin (2008), and London (2007). MAB23 Toronto will be the first time the event will be held on Turtle Island (North America).

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