Mediated Cities

Atmosphere 2011 Feb 3-5 
Mediated Cities

Every year the University of Manitoba’s Faculty of Architecture hosts a symposium in the series Atmosphere. These symposia explore the intangible and overlooked dimensions of architecture and the city: those difficult to pin down, document, record with conventional instruments and methodologies.

Atmosphere 2011 will focus on Mediated Cities, the image of architecture, space, and place in cinema and other media. There is a long history of “city films” which have portrayed the experience of urban life, exploring through that experience the qualities and conundrums of modern life. Today that history is updated as cinema is supplemented by new forms of media: video, internet, portable media, and so on. These new forms of media emerge from and articulate shifts and developments in architecture and cities as well as global geographies, technologies and politics. They include imaginary as well as documentary narratives, and works that blur the two. They are also being incorporated, rapidly, into the practice of all design disciplines.

Confirmed guests include Edward Dimendberg, Daniel Doz, Janine Marchessault, Leonie Sandercock, Eunate Torres-Modrego, [The User].

The symposium will be presented in partnership with the University of Manitoba Department of English, Film and Theatre, the Winnipeg Film Group, and Video Pool.

Details can be found at: 

Call for Proposals:

The Faculty of Architecture would like to invite proposals for academic papers, panels, presentations of film, video and other media, and creative works/public events in association with the symposium. A detailed Call for Proposals in both English and French is available at the symposium website. Deadline is Oct. 15 for both academic proposals and creative projects; participants will be notified by the end of October. Creative projects are required to confirm a venue in writing by the end of November, 2010.

Atmosphere is seeking funding to assist some participants to attend the symposium. To be eligible for this funding, proposals should be submitted as early as possible.

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