On November 15th-17th leading architects, artists, scholars, and industry leaders from all over the Globe will meet up in Aarhus, Denmark to shape the media architecture of the future and discuss how media architecture is about to change our cities. What happens when heat sensitive concrete ‘freezes’ the shadows of passers-by, or when a façade turns into a screen by means of thousands of tiny LED lights? What happens to architecture, people, and cities, when buildings turn into a type of digital media and allows citizens to communicate with each other in completely new ways? Questions like these are increasingly relevant, as media architecture gains ground in cities all over the World. And they will be top of the agenda when these media architecture experts meet up in Aarhus in November. “Media Architecture is changing the way we relate to traditional architecture,” General Chair of the biennale, Dr. Martin Brynskov, said. ”It is a field in rapid development, and we’re very much looking forward to hearing top experts’ take on how media architecture affects our perception of buildings and cities.” More about the activities at Media Architecture Biennale 2012 after the break.
Finally, the biennale features an award ceremony, awarding outstanding media architecture and media art within the categories money architecture, participatory architecture, spatial media art, animated architecture, and future trends and prototypes. The biennale is a joint project between CAVI at Aarhus University and the Media Architecture Institute Vienna / Sydney. In 2010, Vienna hosted the biennale in continuation of media facade events in London, Berlin, Frankfurt, Helsinki, and Melbourne. Aarhus, Denmark will host the biennale in 2014 as well. The Media Architecture Biennale (MAB12) takes place at Godsbanen, Aarhus, Denmark on November 15th-17th. The exhibition is open from November 15th to December 15th. More information can be found on mab12.org.