Symposium Civic Interaction Design March 24, 18:30 CET with Media Architecture Biennale

Date: 24 March, 2021
Time: 18:30 – 19:30 CET
Hosted and streamed by Pakhuis de Zwijger 

Save the date for a mini-symposium / livecast that the Lectorate is putting together in collaboration with the Media Architecture Biennale. The programme will be live-streamed on March 24th, at 18:30 CET via the Pakhuis de Zwijger. For this edition, we are inviting a group of multidisciplinary speakers to discuss media architecture through the lens of civic interaction design

What role can media architecture play in activating public spaces and engaging audiences around issues of communal concern?

What role can media architecture and new technologies play in the representation of social themes and in the organisation of public debate and public spaces? How can media architecture be used in engagement processes and to which new forms of social organisation could it contribute? And how can the design of digital media contribute to improving the interaction between citizens and institutions?


  • Nancy Odendaal – Associate Professor: City and Regional Planning at University of Cape Town 
  • Eric Gordon – Director and Professor, Engagement Lab at Emerson College
  • Michiel Schwarz – Sustainism Lab, co-creator of the Sustainism manifesto
  • Diana Krabbendam – Co-Founder & Director of The Beach Foundation
  • Melissa Mongiat – Co-founder of art and design studio Daily Tous Les Jours


Martijn de Waal – Professor (lector) of the research group Civic Interaction Design and MAB20 General Chair

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This Livecast is organized by 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.

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