INTIMACY . BEYOND MEDIA/OLTRE I MEDIA 03 . call

Marco Brizzi brizzi at dada.it
Sat May 17 23:49:33 CEST 2003





University of Florence - Faculty of Architecture
TAeD Department "Pierluigi Spadolini"

iMage, viewpoints on architecture




BEYOND MEDIA/OLTRE I MEDIA 03
7. international festival of architecture in video


I N T I M A C Y


international conference > October 2-5, 2003
Florence - Ospedale degli Innocenti, Salone Brunelleschiano

exhibitions > October 3-26, 2003
workshop > October 7-26, 20

deadline > June 30, 2003




    THE FESTIVAL

The festival, that has been taking place in Florence for seven years, is 
one of the most important events worldwide devoted to the new communication 
technologies in architecture.

BEYOND MEDIA/OLTRE I MEDIA, international festival of architecture in 
video, is an yearly event promoted by the Department of Architectural 
Technologies and Design "Pierluigi Spadolini" of the University of 
Florence, curated by Marco Brizzi and organized by iMage. The festival has 
been observing since 1997 the advance of multimedia devices in the field of 
architecture by evaluating their impact on contemporary architectural 
production and by promoting quality and research in the development of 
communication media for design projects.

The festival program is articulated through: a selection and presentation 
of the most recent and significant video and multimedia productions 
realized worldwide; installations of interactive environments, projection 
of films and television documentaries; meetings with the protagonists of 
the international debate, scholars, designers; investigation on the 
contemporary production and discussion of emerging theories; exploration of 
architectural design methodologies based upon the application of video 
tools and digital systems; international exhibition of architectural 
projects developed in multimedia settings; training workshop in multimedia 
design, audio-visual production in architecture, project communication.




    THE THEME OF THE NEXT EDITION: "INTIMACY"

In order to acknowledge the impact and disclose the most significant 
consequences of the transformations brought about by the new communication 
media (both with respect to the design discipline and to the way everyday 
spaces are used), this year's festival identified a topic to which several 
contemporary issues are related. The 7th edition of the International 
Festival of Architecture in Video is devoted to the topic of "INTIMACY".

Which are today the spatial ambits of privacy, of protection, of safety, of 
intimacy? According to which modes and within what boundaries does the 
familiar, domestic dimension of the inhabited space take shape today? Which 
are, today, the limits and the forms of the public nature of space? Which 
characteristics do the environments built by new technologies around 
individuals take on? Through the theme "INTIMACY", the 2003 edition of 
BEYOND MEDIA/OLTRE I MEDIA will once again investigate contemporary 
architecture: built, designed or imagined architecture. It will do it by 
taking into consideration architecture as it is when observed, told and 
produced through the media. The public will be led to observe the inhabited 
space, the city, the territory and consider the role of publishing, 
television, cinema; it will be guided into the intimate space of satellite 
devices, information and mobile communication networks, control and 
surveillance instruments. The effects of communication technologies in 
shaping inhabited space will be explored.

Within this broad topic, the BEYOND MEDIA/OLTRE I MEDIA festival will once 
again pinpoint the most significant aspects of the transformation brought 
about by the media, thus proposing an overview of the most interesting 
researches in the field. The festival will especially focus on the 
consequences produced by the impact of the media, thus anticipating 
possible future scenarios.




    CALL FOR ENTRIES

As every year, the festival will unfold through the presentation of the 100 
best works of communication in architecture (video, Internet, multimedia).

Each author of videos and digital works devoted to architecture can 
participate in the 2003 edition of the festival. Recent works are expected, 
with no restrictions as to origin and duration. Students, architects, 
authors of works of communication and documentation of architecture can all 
participate. Submission is free of charge. It is possible to submit videos, 
websites, or other works in digital format; each author can submit more 
than one piece of work.

Works will be selected according to their communicativeness, originality 
and adherence to the theme. All selected works will be presented during the 
festival and will be included in the catalogue as well as on the official 
website of the event. Particular emphasis will be given to the best works 
presented.

Each work must be submitted in two copies and must be accompanied by the 
following descriptive materials (in Italian or English), both on paper and 
in digital format:
 a technical card (downloadable from the official website);
 a text presenting the work (rtf file, max 150 words);
 a short bio of the author (rtf file, max 100 words);
 three sample images of the work (tif file, 300dpi, min 10 cm in width).
These materials will be used for publication in the official catalogue. For 
additional details on participation requirements, please see the official 
website www.architettura.it/image.

All works submitted must arrive at the address below before June 30th, 2003.

IMAGE - BEYOND MEDIA/OLTRE I MEDIA 03
VIA SCIPIONE AMMIRATO 82
50136 FIRENZE, ITALIA

Submitted materials will not be returned.




    EXHIBITION

All interested designers can participate in the event also by means of a 
proposal to take part in the international exhibit with recent 
architectural works that deal with the theme of "INTIMACY" and display 
awareness in employing the current means of communication. For additional 
information please contact the festival organization at the address below.




    INFORMATION

iMage - BEYOND MEDIA/OLTRE I MEDIA 03
via Scipione Ammirato 82
50136 Firenze, ITALIA
tel +39 055 666316
fax +39 055 6241253
image at architettura.it
http://www.architettura.it/image






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