The Urban Media Art Academy is a networked global educational initiative focused on urban media art. It investigates and intermediates urban media art as an interdisciplinary domain of practice, theory and knowledge sharing. The Urban Media Art Academy is founded by Susa Pop and Tanya Toft on the basis of the book What Urban Media Art Can Do: Why When Where & How (Av Edition, 2016) and part of Future DiverCities artistic activities. It facilitates knowledge production and sharing about urban media art as an aesthetic interference in current and future urban environments. The Academy is realised through a worldwide partner network of distinguished artists, art curators, universities, NGO’s, cultural windows 10 key sale centres and other institutions, and creative thinkers.
In April 2017 the Academy launched its first program in Bangkok as a four day lecture-, workshop and public program with presentations and seminars with 11 faculty members. The program included 60 participants (mainly from Bangkok and neighbouring Asian countries). Over 120 people applied for participation. Within 48 hours of the open call for participation, distributed via local partners, the participation buy windows 10 key list was full.
Bangkok: emotional transition – April 2017 / November 2018
The Bangkok program continues in November 2017 with an Ideas & Concepts Workshop under the theme Emotional Transitions. Based on an open call and jury selection, projects are invited for further development during the workshop, which realised in the framework of the Bangkok Design Festival and in collaboration with Goethe-Institut Thailand. The workshop continues the academy program in Bangkok held in April 2017 as a four day program of lectures, co-creation workshops, seminars and public program.
Sao Paulo: March 2018
The Urban Media Art Academy will take place in Sao Paulo in March 2018, hosted and co-organised in collaboration with Verve Cultural. More information soon.
Partner Network (growing)
University of Sydney
City University of Hong Kong
ESIC Lab / King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonbuti
Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing
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