Urban Media Art Academy @ Launched in Bangkok 2017

by admin / Monday, 22 May 2017 / Published in AllgemeinWorkshop/Symposium

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. 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.

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).

Launch
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.

PARTNER NETWORK (growing)
University Partners
University of Sydney
City University of Hong Kong
ESIC Lab / King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonbuti
Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing

Other Partners
Media Architecture Institute (Sydney/Global)
Superact (UK)
Citilab Barcelona (SP)
Bangkok Art and Culture Centre (TH)
Bangkok Design Week (TH)
Public Art Lab (DE)

Funding Partners
Goethe Institut Thailand
Future DiverCities

The website of UMAA is about to be published with more information about the activities & the network.

 

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