Call for Proposals: Round 2 – proposals Due Friday July 27 (response by Friday 1st of August)

ADA Mesh Cities is a multi-year project that emerged out of the events and transitional architectures of post earthquake Christchurch, engaging in discussions of urban space, social engagement, memory and speculative futures.

The Space : Network : Memory symposium in Auckland 12-14 September 2014 asks what roles are digital networks playing in our ability to reveal and understand the layers of a city? How does this affect contemporary practices in art, architecture, urban planning and related fields?

We invite responses that might engage physically, psychologically, spiritually and/or playfully with the visible and hidden structures and systems of Auckland – Tamaki Makaurau.

Space : Network : Memory  welcomes proposals for provocations, panel participation and presentations of work engaging with aspects of the broad range of practices and approaches necessary for rethinking the contemporary city, the networks that surround and emerge from it, and the memories it holds.

  • Proposals for short provocations that respond to histories, architectures, art and media as they interplay and feedback with civic processes, and/or re-engage people in urban and public spaces.Your abstract should include: name, contact information, title and a 300 word abstract referencing the relevant symposium theme, and any technical requirements.  Please expect to give a ten minute presentation and contribute to a panel discussion – online resources to support your presentation are welcome. proposals Due Friday July 27
  • Panel proposals. These abstracts should include: name of at least three people to form a panel, contact information, title and a 300 word abstract referencing the relevant symposium theme, and any technical requirements.Please expect to present a collaborative 30 – 40 minute panel – online resources to support your panel presentation are welcome. proposals Due Friday July 27
  • Presentations of work. These should include; name, contact details, an image or documentation of the work (if possible), and a 150 word abstract for a five minute discussion. Online resources to support your works are welcome. proposals Due Friday July 27

Space : Network : Memory in Auckland is the 9th ADA Network symposium. ADA symposia have a formidable reputation for critical collegial exchange within the expanded field of digital and media arts. This September we extend that conversation through participation with Auckland Live and again foray into the urban environment around the venue responding to the themes generated by the ADA Network research project Mesh Cities Christchurch.

  • Please email any requests for information to adasymposium2014_at_ada_dot_net_dot_nz

Details of the ADA Mesh Cities Symposium including the registration process can be found here:

The initial programme outline and accommodation options can be found here: /meshcities/auckland-local-information/

The 9th ADA Symposium in Auckland is part of ‘Mesh Cities Christchurch’