Mediafacades Festival 2008 Berlin
A round table on April 14th was the starting point for this year’s Mediafacades Festival 2008 in Berlin.
The Media Facades Festival builds on the successful international Media Architecture Conference held in London in 2007. By engaging a wide range of stakeholders with distinctive interests in public space, The festival promotes a multi-disciplinary approach to technology, architecture and media art in contemporary cities through a program of curates screenings, workshops, round tables, a conference and an exhibition.
An exhibition at the German Architecture Center (DAZ) which runs till December 3 will explore the integration of moving images into the building facade as a communicative element, and its effect on urban space. A selection of innovative projects that have been realized in various cities will demonstrate possible relations between architecture and screens and highlight different artistic and architectural strategies. Practical technical information will give visitors a deeper insight into the challenges and possibilities of utilizing new media in architecture.
International media researchers, artists, architects will gain temporary use of 4 facades in Berlin and explore their cultural, political and social roles. These screenings serve as a demonstrative test platform for the public. They invite a wider audience to gain hands-on experience in this special combination of content, format, and site-specificity, and to take part in a new interactive infrastructure.
On October 17 the two days conference for experts took place and the media facades were opened for the general public.
Find more info on the festival on the official website: www.mediaarchitecture.org/mediafacades2008
A visual impression of the media facades can be found in our video below.