Arizona + Virtual
USA | Brazil | South Korea

Part of the Mediated Cities Conference Series
Event Date: December 11-13, 2024
Abstract Date: June 30, 2024
International
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

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Today, the spaces and societies in which we live are infused with media and technology. Smart cities, digital sociology, Industry 4.0 and augmented realities are just a few of its examples. Simultaneously, there are places and practices untouched and unaltered by the effects of technology – whether due to a lack of resources or a reactionary response to change. The questions this raises are boundless and interlinked. They are relevant across spaces, times and disciplines: architecture, urbanism, heritage, sociology, transport, business, education, politics and more. In this context, when we discuss new medias or technologies in any field, we are obliged to think equally about traditional practices, theories and concepts.

In response, SOCIETY. SPACES. SCREENS asks you to critique contemporary practice in your own discipline. It asks whether it has, or has not, been altered by advances in technologies and medias. For example, CAD involves new modes of design in architecture, while architects champion participatory planning. Urban data informs the management of cities, while the phenomenological experience of space is central to its use. Spatial computing brings disruptive change to public engagement and the ‘democratic process’. At the same time, there are political forces rejecting a future of remote and absentee voting. Social media alters how we interact in spatial settings, yet reports daily on acts in physical space. In every discipline then, technological advances find their analogue parallels.

In exploring the interconnected questions we face today when critiquing the society and spaces in which we live, this conference is open to various questions. We are interested in architecture and urbanism. How has data, BIM and intelligent infrastructure modified our understanding of planning? Equally, how does design practice continue without it? In the social sciences, has technology altered community connections to place, and how have they evolved without it? In the arts and design, how do traditional practices continue to thrive in parallel with the digital realm? In cultural studies, what happens to identity and tradition in an online world, and what do these mean in ‘unconnected’ parts of the globe? In teaching and learning, has remote pedagogy altered what happens in the physical classroom?


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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:

Cross-Institutional. Analogue Worlds How do ‘traditional’ disciplines and practice thrive alongside the digital realm | 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  |  

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Disciplines

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

Themes

Smart, Intelligent, Digital
Visions of the Future | Cross-Institutional
The Virtual Polis
Interactive Geographies | Arizona State University
Analogue Worlds
Traditional disciplines & the digital realm | Cross-Institutional
Mediating Visions
Challenging Mainstream Narratives | CESAR School
Art, Design & Technology
Creativity & Experimentation | Cross-Institutional
Medias
Surface, Space and In-Between | Yonsei University

Formats

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

Zoom: Virtual 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)

 

Publications

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

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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.

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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.

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Submissions & Registration:

Registration Delegate Fee: $400 USD  |  Audience Fee: $200 USD                                                                                            Queries: events@amps-research.com

 

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