Doctoral Consortium

Media Architecture Biennale 2018

Call for Doctoral Consortium Workshop


The Doctoral Consortium at MAB 2018 is a full-day workshop. The colloquium session is primarily intended to highlight and confer around the work of research students, fellows and doctoral candidates working at the intersections of public space, digital media, socio-cultural analysis and theory, techno-artistic practices and critique. We welcome theoretical, analytical, and practice-based research.


Researchers undertaking scholarly work at the PhD level are invited to take part in the Doctoral Consortium via the presentation of papers, work-in-progress and multimedia presentations (approximately 30 minutes in length).


Relevant topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Participatory Architecture & City Planning
  • Social & Cultural Aspects of Media Architecture
  • Smart Cities, Smart Buildings
  • Public Space, Place-making and Interactions
  • Media Facades, Interactive Spaces, Responsive Architecture
  • Public Displays and Urban Interfaces


In the format of:

  • Case Studies
  • Interaction Techniques & Interfaces
  • Critical & Historical Perspectives on Media Architecture
  • Design Tools, Processes & Methods



Paper submissions should follow the same format as short papers of TWO pages in length (2-page proposal (ACM Extended Abstracts format <>) describing:

* Topic of PhD

* Background or context to PhD research

* Literature, methods and findings from PhD research

* A Biography


Please submit via email:


Doctoral Consortium papers will be included in the non-refereed part of the MAB 2018 conference proceedings.


Key Dates

Submission deadline: 14th June 20189th August 2018

Notification of acceptance: 14th July 20189th September 2018

Doctoral Consortium: 12th November 2018



Doctoral Consortium Chairs:

Alessandro Aurigi (Plymouth University, UK)

Katharine S. Willis (Plymouth University, UK)

Andrew Vande Moere (KU Leuven, Belgium)