Call for Submissions: MAB20 Late-Breaking Work


We are excited to announce the MAB20 involve Late-Breaking Work (LBW) submissions. The LBW track may be a vibrant and dynamic forum of the MAB conference. LBW submissions are shorter than full papers and a perfect venue for emerging ideas that haven’t yet been fully developed and for contributions that demonstrate practical applications of media architecture.

The LBW track at the Media Architecture Biennale 20 [] aims to draw in participation from a broad range of disciplines covering a spectrum of topics like prototyping media architecture, early design explorations, human and more-than-human centred media architecture, multi-modal interaction in media architecture, architectural studies, provocative ideas, etc.

The track invites submissions from both researchers and practitioners because it provides a singular opportunity for sharing ideas, receiving feedback on early-stage work, connecting with others from the sector , and fostering discussions and collaborations among colleagues, especially but not limited to people who are new the MAB-Community.

Call opens: March 2021
Paper submission deadline: 1 May 2021
Notification of acceptance: 17 May 2021
All revisions due and Camera-Ready paper deadline: 1 June 2021

Late-Breaking Work submissions could also be up to six pages within the new single-column ACM format.

The submissions should clearly explain the research question or ambition addressed, research methods, intervention strategies and tasks, findings or results, and contributions of the work. Submissions should situate the add a context of related work, but the main target is on reporting on early results or efforts ongoing to maneuver beyond the state of the art. be happy to incorporate photos and illustrations emphasising the physical context of the work.

Submissions should contains original work not previously published or concurrently into account for the other conference, workshop, journal, or other publication with an ISBN, ISSN or DOI number.

All submissions should be anonymised for referee . Authors are expected to get rid of author and institutional identities from the title and header areas of the paper.

Submissions will undergo a double-blind referee .

Accepted submissions are going to be presented at the conference and published online as a part of the MAB Proceedings, which can be published within the ACM Digital Library.

Submission of Late-Breaking Works is via EasyChair


The theme for the Media Architecture Biennale 2020 is Futures Implied. Submissions should address one or more of the subsequent issues:

The Aesthetics and Poetics of Responsive Urban Spaces: How can media architecture contribute to a way of place, deepening citizens’ understanding of and attachments to local sites and making them more legible, imaginative, and inclusive?

Citizens’ digital rights within the era of platform ecologies: How can media architecture articulate public values and permit citizens to control through digital platforms, instead of be governed by them?

Playful & Artistic Civic Engagement: How can media architecture help to enact people-centric interventions through which citizens themselves learn, negotiate, and make innovations through play and games?

Restorative Cities: How can media architecture enable societies to regenerate socially, ecologically, and physiologically on multiple levels, from the individual to the town as an entity of systems?

More-Than-Human Cities: How can media architecture move beyond its legacy of human-centric design, and foster and embrace the well-being of the natural ecosystem as a whole?

The Media Architecture Biennale is that the world’s premier event on media architecture, urban interaction design, and concrete informatics. It brings together architects, artists and designers, leading thinkers on urban design, key industry and government representatives also as community activists. Together, they explore the planning and role of media within the built environment and its implications for urban communities and ecosystems.

The MAB20, themed #FuturesImplied and originally planned for the autumn of 2020, will happen on June 28th – July 2nd, 2021 in a web format. All of the main events like workshops, keynotes, awards and paper sessions are going to be accessible online from locations throughout the planet . We still hope to be ready to accompany these with some smaller scale, on-site meet-ups in Amsterdam and Utrecht, counting on Covid-19 regulations at that point . Our goal is to make sure we offer an exciting and safe experience to the MAB-Community.


Late-Breaking Work Chairs:

Martin Tomitsch –

Alexander Wiethoff –

The Media Architecture Biennale 20 is organized by the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences in collaboration with Utrecht University.

Executive Committee & General Chairs: Martijn de Waal, Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences; Frank Suurenbroek, Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences; Nanna Verhoeff, Utrecht University; and Michiel de Lange, Utrecht University. Program Chairs: Dave Colangelo, George Brown College Toronto; and Ava Fatah, Bartlett, University College London.

Download the information related to this competition here.

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