Bangkok | Apr 2017

In April 2017 the Academy launches its first program in Bangkok in collaboration with Goethe-Institut Thailand as a four day intensive with lectures, workshops, seminars and public programs.



The program addresses  how urban media art can contribute to urban change, especially for the context of Thailand and South East Asia, as well as worldwide creative showcases for city making with urban media art. It presents seminars on artistic research and methodology, on concept development for the local context of Bangkok and on how to create and urban media art project. It combines modules on urban media art histories, urban theory, curatorial inquiries and criticality as well as ‘knowledge from the field’ via conversations with professionals. Inviting local artists, curators, designers, and city planners in Bangkok, the program  introduces participants to methods of artistic research, concept development and artwork proposals for creative city making.

The program is based on the methodology presented in the publication What Urban Media Art Can Do – Why When Where & How,  which emphasises the various conditions of an artwork and its experience by audiences, combining (Why) intent and critical inquiry, (When) reflection on timing and cultural relevance, (Where) emphasis on site (physical and conceptual), local environment, exhibition infrastructure and urban context, and (How) knowledge on how to produce, install and maintain the work during its exhibition.

It continues the Live the City project (2015-2016) in Bangkok developed in collaboration between Connecting Cities, Goethe-Institute Thailand and the Bangkok Art and Culture Centre, aiming to enhance critical reflection on media art and culture in the context of the city, urban media, city culture and related platforms.

The program aims to:

1. Equip participants with knowledge and skills to develop and submit a solid urban media art proposal
2. Network and develop capacity among artists, technologists and arts professionals in Bangkok
3. Prepare proposals for the project in Bangkok
4. Fertilise knowledge, capacity, networks and awareness for future urban media arts initiatives



Tanya Toft Ag, Maurice Benayoun, Luke Hespanhol, Kamin Lertchaiprasert, Susa Pop, Dr. Ing. Priyakorn Pusawiro, Laia Sánchez, Ali Smith, Pichaya Aime Suphavanij, Pratarn Teeratada, and Martin Venzky-Stalling.



The program presents an intensive educational approach to teaching, inspiring and training local artists, curators, designers, city planners in Bangkok. The program is in English.

Participants will receive a certificate issued by the Urban Media Art Academy upon completion of the program.



23-26 April 2017

Sunday 23 April, 15-17
Jim Thompson House, Rama I Rd, Khwaeng Wang Mai, Khet Pathum Wan, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10330, Thailand

Monday 24 April, 10-17.30
Goethe-Institut Thailand, Soi Sathon 1, Khwaeng Thung Maha Mek, Khet Sathon, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10120, Thailand

Tuesday 25 April, 10-17
Goethe-Institut Thailand, Soi Sathon 1, Khwaeng Thung Maha Mek, Khet Sathon, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10120, Thailand

Wednesday 26 April, 15-18
Bangkok Art and Culture Centre (BACC), 939 Rama 1 Rd, Pathum Wan, Khet Pathum Wan, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10330, Thailand



The workshop is open to students and professionals in the fields of art, design, architecture, city planning, science & technology and mass communication. Participants are expected to attend all three days of the workshop. A one-time fee of 500 THB for the complete workshop (meals and breaks included) is required by all participants and payable in cash at registration on the full first day of the workshop. Students receive a discount rate of 250 THB. Pre-registration via e-mail is required. Please use the subject ‘Urban Media Art’ and send the following information to

E-mail Adresse
Telephone Number
Occupation or Field of Study and Academic Level
Company or Organization or University
Pre-Registration is open until April 20, 2017.

The public seminar module is open to all pre-registered participants, but only the first 40 who pre-register will be offered a place for the full duration of the workshop. Participants will be notified via e-mail within 24 hours of pre-registration.

For further inquiries, please contact or call 02 108 8232



Goethe-Institut Thailand, Jim Thompson House, Bangkok Design Festival, ESIC Lab, King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi



The Bangkok | April 2017 program continues  with an Ideas & Concepts workshop in November 2017, inviting artwork proposals for further development within the context of Bangkok, based on an open call.