28 July 2005

urban screens conference

23-24 september / Amsterdam
URBAN SCREENS 2005 is an international conference ranging from critical theory to project experiences by researchers and practitioners in the field of Art, Architecture, Urban Studies and Digital Culture. It addresses the growing infrastructure of large digital moving displays, that increasingly influence the visual sphere of our public spaces.

It will investigate how the currently dominating commercial use of these screens can be broadened and culturally curated. Can these screens become a tool to contribute to a lively urban society, involving its audience interactively?

We will explore especially the following issues: "Shaping the Urban Mediascapes", "Addressing the social value and civic culture", "Experiences from practical case studies concerning content production"
Detailed info and the program:


In co-operation with the city of Amsterdam’s Zuidas Project Bureau, the Zuidas Virtual Museum, SKOR and Faircom are planning a permanent video screen installation for cultural programming at the Zuidplein, on Amsterdam’s South Axis. To introduce the project, a pilot installation was presented on Friday, 21 January, 2005, with a special program compiled by Peter Mertens, including contributions by the Amsterdam Stedelijk Museum, PARK4DTV, The One Minutes Stichting in collaboration with ECF and UNICEF, the Sandberg Institute, and the Zuidas Virtual Museum.

Images of urban screens

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