Enhancements: mediated urban landscapes

29 March - 01 April 2016 in Thessaloniki, Greece.
Local Organizer: School of Architecture, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
University Campus, 54124, Thessaloniki, Greece

Enhancements brings into question the contemporary outdoor life as dominated by screen action. Considering that Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) accompany almost all of our outdoor real-world activities, the experience of open public space is now affected by the digital to such an extent that becomes fully mediated. In this sense, Mediated Urban Landscapes are simply real; and the training school aims to track and foster the understanding of our algorithmically defined urban experiences as territories of mutual influence and dependence of technology to both space and human. The general context of the training school is based on creating a shared understanding of the possibilities that forms of man/machine/space interactive narratives can introduce to innovative research along different domains related to the shaping and making of technologically enhanced public spaces – from architecture, landscape and interaction design to urban development, sociology and digital humanities. The training school aims to increase the awareness on new methods, techniques and materials for the production of responsive and inclusive urban places as well for their effects on human behaviour, preference and response.
The Training school ENHANCEMENTS will be open to a maximum of 20 trainees.
Further information at http://enhancements.arch.auth.gr/

Enhancements Programme Committee
Konstantinos Ioannidis, PhD, aaiko arkitekter, Oslo, Norway
Kåre Synnes, PhD, Luleå University of Technology, Luleå, Sweden
Michiel de Lange, PhD, Utrecht University, Media & Culture Studies, Netherlands
Tatiana Ruchinskaya, PhD, TVR Design Consultancy, Cambridge, UK

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Thank you very much for your interest for the Enhancements: Mediated Urban Landscape training school held at Thessaloniki, Greece, from 29.03 to 01.04.2016.

The online application portal is now closed!
We have received a large amount of applications from participants coming from many different countries and backgrounds. Successful applicants have been notified on February 12, 2016. All together 32 participants have been selected, reflecting the strategy set for the training school: merging different backgrounds and along considering a balanced gender and geographical distribution of the candidates.