Part of the Mediated Cities Conference Series

USA | Brazil | South Korea
Event Date: December 11-13, 2024
Abstract Date: June 30, 2024
USA | BRAZIL | SOUTH KOREA In-person at Phoenix, Arizona | Virtual from Brazil and Seoul
Arizona State University, USA | CESAR School, Brazil | Yonsei University, South Korea


Today, media, technology and digital modalities abound in every field. Industry 4.0, Artificial Intelligence, Augmented realities, Digital Sociology and the Intelligent City, are just a few of its formulations. The questions this raises are boundless and interlinked. They are relevant across spaces, times and disciplines: digital heritage, intelligent architecture, smart cities, virtual learning and connected societies. In this context, when we discuss media or technology, it is impossible to separate out the theoretical, the social and the practical.

In examining this, SOCIETY. SPACES. SCREENS asks you to critique how the theories, trends and practices of your discipline have been altered by technologies and medias. For example, localised online streaming in the arts opens questions of cultural plurality. The practicalities of teaching online challenges old theories of learning. Spatial computing has brought new methods of public engagement that disrupt the established methods of the ‘democratic process’. Computer aided design involves new conceptualisations of creativity and production in architecture. Social media alters how we interact and, with it, philosophical concepts of self. In every discipline, one issue and question then, begets another.

In addressing this scenario from the perspective of multiple disciplines, this conference explores the interconnected set of social, artistic, ethical, conceptual and practical questions we face today. We are interested in questions of society and community. How does technology facilitate participation in government? In the education sector, what has happened to the role of teachers? In the arts and design, how are technologies and medias altering practice? In social geography and planning, how has technology reoriented a community’s connection to place? In cultural studies, what happens to identity and tradition in a globalized online world? In the education sector, what has happened to the role of teachers?


In treading these terrains, SOCIETY. SPACES. SCREENS brings together universities from the USA, Brazil and South Korea. A small sample of the questions they ask includes, but is not limited to:

> Arizona State University. The Virtual Polis – Interactive Geographies, Immersive Narratives, and Participatory Governance
> Cross Institutional. Smart, Intelligent, Digital – Visions of the Future in Architecture, Planning and the Social Sciences
> CESAR School (with NIX). Mediating Visions – Challenging Mainstream Narratives through Peripheral Perspectives
> Cross Institutional. Art, Design & Technology – Creativity & Experimentation in Contemporary Practice, Teaching & Theory
> Yonsei University. Medias – Surface, Space and In-Between

Image: Colin Lloyd


  • Art
  • Design
  • Architecture
  • Sociology
  • Media Studies
  • Urban Design
  • Digital Design
  • Landscape Architecture
  • History
  • Community Studies
  • Communications
  • Digital Art
  • Humanities
  • Social Sciences
  • Teaching
  • Learning
  • Anthropology
  • Cultural Studies

Key Dates

Abstracts (Round 1)
30 June 2024
30 July 2023
Abstracts (Round 2)
20 October 2024
11-13 December 2024
Full Paper Submissions
20 February 2025
Full Paper Resubmissions
30 May 2025
01 September 2025


Smart, Intelligent, Digital
Visions of the Future | Cross Institutional
The Virtual Polis
Interactive Geographies | Arizona State University
Teaching Through Medias
Pedagogy & Learning from and with Technology | AMPS
Mediating Visions
Challenging Mainstream Narratives | CESAR School
Art, Design & Technology
Creativity & Experimentation | Cross Institutional
Surface, Space and In-Between | Yonsei University


In-person: Live in Phoenix, Arizona at the ASU campus

Zoom: Virial presentations coordinated by AMPS and the teams in the US, Brazil & South Korea. 

Pre-recorded:  Pre-recorded presentations or films will be available permanently on the AMPS Academic YouTube channel.

Written papers: In all cases, delegates can present full written papers for inclusion in all associated conference publications.

In-person: (15-20 mins)
Zoom: (15-20 mins)
Pre-recorded video: (15-20 mins)
Written papers: (3000 words)



The publishers that AMPS works with include Routledge Taylor & Francis, UCL Press, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Vernon Press, Libri Publishing and Intellect Books.


Conference outputs include the AMPS Proceedings Series, ISSN 2398-9467; Special Issue Publications of the academic journal Architecture_MPS ISSN 2020-9006; Books from this event will be developed by Cambridge Scholars Publishing, with short films available on the AMPS Academic YouTube Channel.


Written papers are optional.  If submitted they should be 3,000 word length. Formatting instructions to follow after the conference. All papers are double- blind peer reviewed for the AMPS Conference Proceedings Series. Subject to review, selected authors will be invited to develop longer versions as articles in the academic journal Architecture_MPS or in specially produced conference books.



Submissions & Registration:

Registration Delegate Fee: $410 USD  |  Audience Fee: $200 USD                                                                                            Queries:


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