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Media Architecture Biennale


*This is an archived event which has already taken place.

Media Architecture Biennale 2016 – Sydney, Australia


Founded in 2008, the Media Architecture Biennale (MAB), a large arts event held every two years, serves as a global platform for architects, designers, artists, and others to discuss creative ideas and learn about the future of media architecture.


Held on June 1 - 4, 2016

MAB 2016 workshop

The Media Architecture Biennale includes a conference, a series of exhibitions, symposia, workshops and an award ceremony. It provides a forum for exchanging ideas and outlining the media architecture of the future – from media facades to projection mapping, urban screens to localised media interventions in cities.


In addition, MAB16 will be held in conjunction with Vivid Sydney, a 23-day festival of light, music, and ideas.




To bring together industry experts to examine the role that technology and digital media play in turning urban environments into smart cities.




The theme for the Media Architecture Biennale in 2016 (MAB16) was ‘Digital Placemaking’.




Through its many components MAB16 will showcase outstanding media architecture artworks that explore experimental materials and practices for creating places in the urban environments of contemporary cities. The MAB16 exhibition will primarily focus on showcasing local, emerging artists and their culturally diverse approach to creativity in this field of interactive public art.

A glimpse of the workshop

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workshop MAB
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Keynote speakers


Susanne Seitinger

Carlo Ratti

Carlo Ratti

MIT Senseable City Lab
Skillfully versed in light and its relationship with public spaces, Susanne Seitinger, global sub-segment manager for open spaces and professional lighting systems at Philips Lighting, will be one of this year’s keynote speakers. Seitinger will focus her presentation around her publication, ‘Light for Public Spaces’, which showcases hundreds of cities that are using light to become intelligent, connected, and future-proof. Susanne is joined by many other exceptional keynote speakers, including Carlo Ratti, director of the Senseable City Lab at MIT who is conducting research partially funded by Philips.

Related videos

Soundbite: Lighting design vs visual entertainment what role does technology play in this?

MAB 2016 Highlights

Interview with Susanne Seitinger

Workshop outcomes highlighted by students



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