Research is a driving motor of the study program and has helped to evolve it over the course of time. Events such as conferences, as well as cooperations with partners in Germany and worldwide were and are forming an interdisciplinary and international picture of MediaArchitecture.
The MediaCity conference was initiated as part of the EU funded MEDIACITY project at the Bauhaus-Universität, Weimar, with the first event with invited speakers in 2004, and a first main conference in 2006. Following this initial success, and a second and third conference in Weimar in 2008 and 2010, it became a roving event taking place every two years in different cities around the world.
The fourth MediaCity conference was hosted at University of Buffalo in May 2013. Mediacity 4: Mediacities comprised of 35 peer reviewed conference paper presentations, 3 keynotes, 2 two-day workshops and an exhibition of 4 invited international artists.
The fifth MediaCity conference was organised by the Plymouth University. Held in May 2015, it promised to expand the understanding of both media and the city today, and to articulate new sites of practice and working methods for an expanding field.
There were approx. 150 attendees over the three-day duration of the conference. Conference attendees were international with Brazil, UK, USA, Ireland, Finland, Denmark, Australia, Germany, Japan the Netherlands and Turkey.
Public Art Lab Berlin, Susa Pop
Since fall 2014, the cooperation with Public Art Lab Berlin and Susa Pop has been a fruitful relationship full of work in the field of urban interfaces and installations in urban space.
This year, in 2015, the CITY VISIONS JENA Festival draws special attention: Several student works by Sandra Huezo, David Heaton, Johannes Marschall, Till Fastnacht and Abraham Ornelas Aispuroare are going to be placed in the city of Jena, in the areal of the Sonnenhof, Carl Zeiss e.G. From the 7th until 11th of October, 2015.
We are looking forward to intensifying this cooperation and establishing a long-term relationship with Public Art Lab Berlin and Susa Pop.
Media Architectural Biennale
Nominee of Media Architectural Biennal ‘15 Award “Participatory architecture and urban interaction”: Our Meeting Places by Eleni Digidiki
Exhibited at Media Architectural Biennale ‘15: Doppelgänger by Vincent Krause, Jan Poneß, Nima Vakili