December 4, 2008
by Canadian Architect
The call for video entries is now open for the ninth edition of BEYOND MEDIA, international festival of architecture and media.
The festival, devoted to the most advanced visualizations in architecture and the debate on the relationships between the project and the media of communication, will take place at the Stazione Leopolda in Florence, Italy from July 9-17, 2009. Organized by Image and curated by Marco Brizzi, BEYOND MEDIA has been constantly observing, since 1997, the development of the systems of communication in the field of architecture by evaluating their impact on contemporary architectural production and by promoting quality and research in the advance of communication media for design projects.
The theme for the 9th edition of BEYOND MEDIA is VISIONS. It seems as if contemporary architecture lost, in the last years, its ability to pursue broad visions, to collect with a wide outlook the complex transformations of the built environment, to lead its thoughts and conscience beyond that which is usual, empirical, and visible. The massive production and consumption of architectural images resulted in a greater sophistication, on the part of the general public, of design issues. But, at the same time, they have altered the way people conceive architecture, and have affected the ability and opportunity for architects to generate visions, and hence theories, which are deeply rooted in our times but, at the same time, are receptive towards new possible scenarios.
For further information, please visit www.beyondmedia.it. The deadline for submissions is January 31, 2009.