MAB20 Livecast #6 — Launch of Volume 59 ‘Futures Implied’

26.05.2021

Starts at 18:30

Online event
Pakhuis de Zwijger

MAB20 Livecast #6 — Launch of Volume 59 ‘Futures Implied’

We joined forces with MAB20 to publish V59 – Futures Implied, fresh off the printing press!

When brought into the city, no technology is a neutral enabler, a mere decoration, or just a marketplace of supply&demand. Urban technologies are built upon spoken and unspoken assumptions about urban life, each with peculiar implications for social relations and the natural ecosystem. It is time for the discipline of media architecture to get under its own skin and address the implied futures of new technologies. In V59 – Futures Implied we invited people that showed relentlessly the courage to look behind the facade: TED speaker Rachel Armstrong and young creative agency (ab)Normal will join us for the launch of V59, to talk about their works and ambitions in the inquiry of urban technologies.

This Livecast is organized by VOLUME, Pakhuis de Zwijger and The Media Architecture Biennale 20 (MAB20), which will take place on June 28th – July 2nd, 2021 in an online format. MAB is an international forum exploring media architecture, urban interaction design, and urban informatics. It brings together architects, artists, designers, academics, policymakers, and industry stakeholders from around the globe. Together, they explore the design and role of media in the built environment and its implications for urban communities and ecosystems.

Information

Event takes place online, at 18:30 (Amsterdam hour).

Free admission.

Rachel Armstrong
Rachel Armstrong

Architect & Professor of Experimental Architecture at Newcastle University

(ab)Normal
(ab)Normal

Creative agency engaged in the multidisciplinary exploration of areas such as design, architecture and scenography

Arjen Oosterman
Arjen Oosterman

Moderator of the event