Mini-symposium: Urban Interfaces

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Het Huis, Boorstraat 107, Utrecht

Mini-symposium: Urban Interfaces
Date: 30 October 2019
Time: 17:00 - 18:30
Location: Studio 3, Het Huis, Boorstraat 107, Utrecht

The Urban Interfaces research group at Utrecht University hosts a mini-symposium on Urban Interfaces to celebrate the launch of the online Urban Interfaces Special Issue on Leonardo Electronic Almanac.

The issue approaches interfaces in a contemporary urban context, and explores the different ways in which situated media, art, and performances create, intervene in, and transform urban spaces. The contributions in this issue are aimed at investigating what interfaces, ranging from window facades in city streets to creative mobile apps, do; as well as how contemporary technological frictions, like digitization and commercialization, are negotiated in mediatized public spaces.

During this mini-symposium evening contributing authors Dr. Liesbeth Groot Nibbelink, dr. Eef Masson, and dr. Karin van Es will speak about their essays, artist Richard Vijgen will present his artistic practice and scholar in art, design and architecture dr. Katherine Willis will respond to the issue as a whole.

Entrance is free. Afterwards there will be free drinks, after which the official opening of Impakt festival will start in the same building.