Register for the Media Architecture Biennale 2023!

This year the Civic Interaction Design Research Group is involved in three events at the Media Architecture Biennale 2023, two symposiums and a book launch described below.

The Media Architecture Biennale is a week-long event featuring keynotes, workshops, symposia, panels, awards, and exhibitions. The event aims to offer a platform for communities of research and practice concerned with media and the built environment.

Registrations for the MAB23 are open until June 8th.

Symposium 1 | Nature Data Narratives: What urban digital art can contribute to climate engagement?

JUNE 14 |  13:15 – 14:30 CEST  |  Zoom

Nature Data Narratives will explore the potential of ‘how urban digital arts can contribute to climate engagement’. The speakers will open different perspectives on how we can collect and visualize data in meaningful creative scenarios, how the engagement can be brought to a closer public sphere, and what impact eco-art can have in a global context.


  • Ilana Altman, Co-Executive Director, The Bentway, Toronto
  • Refik Anadol, Media Artist
  • Sabine Niederer, Professor for Visual Methodologies at the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences
  • Rasa Smite, Media Artist, Professor, Co-founder of RIXC Center for Art+Science

The symposium is curated by Susa Pop, Public Art Lab, Martijn de Waal, AUAS – Civic Interaction Design, and Dave Colangelo, Toronto Metropolitan University, and co-funded by the European Union.

Symposium 2 | Urban Commons and Urban Interaction

JUNE 14  |  17:00 – 18:00 CEST  |  Zoom 

Reports on current projects related to Interaction Design, Urban Commons, and Collaborative City Making.


Organized and moderated by: Gernot Tscherteu amd Juan Carvajal B., MAI Vienn

MAB23 Book Launch

JUNE 22  |  Toronto, Canada 

Martijn de Waal is among the contributors to both publications that will be launched during the in-person event at MAB23: