In its current structure, the Urban Media Art Academy offers educational intensives in various artistic, practical and intellectual environments around the world. Programs are developed in partnerships with local arts and culture organizations, city labs and universities and designed for the specific local context and its urgencies. Programs combine readings, keynotes, lectures, field trips, seminars, workshops, and public symposia. The methodology will include participatory design and co-creation processes.
The Academy has three main goals:
- Research the histories and further theoretical knowledge on urban media art (and its related aesthetic fields) as a domain of criticality, experimentation and mediation in today’s complex media context
- Advance inquiry and practice with urban media art to facilitate and intermediate critically anchored co-creation processes and methodologies for city making and urban change
- Further knowledge, practice and network in the domain of urban media art in local and global contexts