URBAN MEDIA ART ACADEMY – BANGKOK

 17-19 November 2017 
@ Thailand Creative & Design Center (TCDC) 
Ideas & Concepts Workshop / Poster Presentations / Public Talks and Panels 

The three-day Urban Media Art Academy (UMAA) Ideas & Concepts Workshop invites participating artists to present and further develop their urban media artwork proposals through workshop sessions, poster presentations and public panels. Following the UMAA program held in Bangkok in April 2017 in collaboration with the Goethe Institut Thailand, the artwork proposals were submitted in response to the theme Emotional Transitions, evoking the questions: How can urban media art ‘reveal’ and reflect the emotional transitions of a city in relationship to its citizens? How can it facilitate human emotion to affect the urban scale – perhaps in collective, shared experiences? 

The invited project proposals span across various format, from weather sculpture and real-time interactive screen installation to telepresent community project, interactive light installation, data visualisation project, and artificial intelligence installation. We congratulate Titirat Skultantimayta, Bank Ngamarunchot, Pat Pataranutaporn, Sornchai Chatviriyachai, Phatharita Thassanaraphan, Kristina Mah, Luke Hespanhol, Naween Noppakun and Marcelo von Schwartz on the acceptance of their project proposals for the Ideas & Concepts Workshop. The invited projects will be exhibited as poster presentations in the framework of the Bangkok Design Week with the ambition of potential realization in the local and international partner network of the Urban Media Art Academy.

The UMAA Ideas & Concepts Workshop is realized in collaboration with the Goethe-Institut Thailand and hosted by the Thailand Creative & Design Center (TCDC), and developed in collaboration with the Bangkok Arts and Culture Centre (BACC) and the King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi / Esic Lab.

 The Urban Media Art Academy investigates and intermediates ‘what urban media art can do – why when where and how’ – for people, communities, society, our cities and future environments. The Academy acts as a networked platform for facilitating programs and inquiries for knowledge, learning and practice with urban media art. It is founded and directed by Susa Pop and Dr. Tanya Toft Ag and developed in collaboration with the Goethe-Institut Thailand. 

See detailed programme for the workshop here

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