Indeterminate Infrastructures – Objects, Signals & Architectures is a multiple venue event held in Whakatū/ Nelson & elsewhere online. The collaboration between Aotearoa Digital Arts (ADA) network, Refinery ArtSpace and Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology (NMIT) will see an international and multidisciplinary gathering engage across the expanded field of digital media practice and how it interfaces with social and civic activity.

Contemporary media have been continuously shaped by the indeterminate infrastructures they rely upon, with creative practice resonating with or intervening in these often ambiguous architectures. The theme aims to examine what lies beyond these infrastructures and exploring how creative media and art practices unfold into wider ecologies of media and materialities within digital networks

As well as a stimulating programme of presentations, panels and exhibited works by an array of emerging through to established artists from Aotearoa and beyond. The public are also invited to enjoy a programme that includes exhibitions, a large outdoor projection event, GeoSpatial AR and other creative interventions across the Nelson urban landscape and environments.

Registrations are Open!!

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Register for the 2022 ADA Symposium here

See the 2022 ADA Symposium Programme here

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Refinery ArtSpace: Hosting the A+W NZ Timeline and A+W NZ Tātuhi / Drawing Architecture: Sarah Treadwell Archive  (Women + Architecture) August 29 – September 24th
PlayPen an explorative placemaking game that playfully seeks to engage community in creating solutions to adapting Whakatū / Nelson’s urban environment to future impacts.

Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology (NMIT)
Hosting the presentations, projections, exhibition and installations. Symposium events will happen within and across the Johnny Cash Room, G-Space Gallery and the G Block Atrium. There will be an exhibition opening on Friday 23rd of September and a projection mapped public screening of works (on the building exterior – viewable from the internal car parking area). Thanks to Nelson City Council for the Outdoor Projector!


English Department, Otago University
The panel discussing ‘Creative Simulations‘ will be hosted by the research team and Associate Professor Dr David Ciccorrico with panelists from Aotearoa / NZ and the United States of America (Friday midday)

PlantLab Awhi world
A peek into the portal to the creative research lab in Whangarei, Te Tai Tokerau (Northland)

About town:

Look out for digital pathways to artworks, installations and performances playing across the urban environs.

Nelson Places to stay:

Ask for an ADA discount if you book at these places;

Riverlodge Nelson is a short walk along the Maitahi River to NMIT campus (use their website to book for a 10% discount and mention ADA Symposium for an additional 5%)

Things to do before or after the Symposium can be found at