Call: Media Architecture Biennale 2018 Workshops

Call for Workshop Proposals
Media Architecture Biennale 2018 Workshops
Beijing, China
13-16 November 2018

Abstract submission deadline: May, 15th 2018

We are looking for people who are excited about the role of media and technology in the urban environment and want to share this excitement with an interdisciplinary audience.

The Media Architecture Biennale is a biannual event, featuring workshops, a conference and an exhibition, that attracts interaction designers, lighting designers, architects, artists, researchers and industry practitioners.

The workshops at the Media Architecture Biennale are an interactive, dynamic forum leading up to the conference and exhibition, with an opportunity for exchanging ideas, forming communities, sharing knowledge, inspirations, getting in touch, prototyping and networking.

The next Media Architecture Biennale will be held in Beijing, China, 13-16 November 2018. We welcome workshops on academic research, art and industry themes.


  • Urban HCI
  • Urban prototyping
  • Urban lighting
  • Digital placemaking
  • Participatory media architecture
  • Digital cities
  • Media facades
  • Hacking urban spaces
  • Digital street art
  • Robotic Media Architecture
  • Lighting technologies and products
  • Industry case studies involving media architecture


  • Theoretical discourse / urban observations
  • Hands-on activities / co-creation / prototyping
  • Show-and-tell / products and projects / Q&A

For inspiration, please have a look at the workshops held at MAB 2014 and MAB 2016: workshops_guide.php


2-page proposal (ACM Extended Abstracts format) describing:

  • Workshop title & theme
  • How does your workshop integrate with the Media Architecture Biennale?
  • Target audience
  • Type and format of audience engagement (e.g., co-creation, theoretical, prototyping, etc.)
  • Workshop length (half-day or full-day)
  • Rough schedule draft
  • Materials required

Send your workshop proposal as PDF via email to by May, 15th 2018.


Luke Hespanhol, The University of Sydney
Joel Fredericks, University of Technology Sydney
Glenda Amayo Caldwell, Queensland University of Technology


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