Symposium at MAB23 | Nature Data Narratives: What urban digital art can contribute to climate engagement?

JUNE 14th, 2023  |  Online  |  Media Architecture Biennale 2023


The symposium Nature Data Narratives, will take place at the Media Architecture Biennale 2023 and will explore the potential of urban digital arts as a medium to make climate change tangible, visible, and experiential in the urban context. Climate change surrounds us and we experience it through unpredictable weather disasters but in our daily routines, we cannot directly see the causes of global warming – CO2 emission is transparent like the wind. However, it provides measurable data. How can we use these data and create artistic scenarios for the public space? What are sense-making artistic forms beyond diagrams, curves, and abstract infographics? ”How can art translate the invisible and alarming interactions between the forest and atmospheric ecosystems into an experienceable environment confronting people with the imperative necessity of system change”. This symposium is a learning journey about audio-visual methods for climate engagement (Sabine Niederer) which addresses activists and artivists, scholars, designers, IT experts, city makers, scientists, and climate fiction storytellers.

Speakers: Ilana Altman (tbc) Refik Anadol, Sabine Niederer, Rasa Smite.
Registration: Will be available soon

The Symposium is curated by Susa Pop, Public Art Lab in cooperation with Martijn de Waal, AUAS – Civic Interaction Design and Sabine Zierold, Bauhaus University Weimar / Media Architecture.