Praise and prize for the Media Architecture Biennale
On December 7, Mayor of Aarhus Jacob Bundsgaard awarded three local conferences for having put Aarhus on the international map.
In the category ’Conference of the City’, Martin Brynskov received the award on behalf of the big team behind the Media Architecture Biennale 2014. The awards were handed out at Aarhus City Hall, where Mayor Jacob Bundsgaard stated why the Media Architecture Biennale 2014 and Martin Brynskov were worthy winners:
”The playful, curious and above all ambitious approach to being a conference host has set new standards for what we can do as a city.”
The biennale took place at Godsbanen (’The Old Freight Yard’ – a cultural hub in the centre of Aarhus) in November 2014, and it demonstrated how screens and light can work as the bricks and mortar of the future. Designers, artists, researchers and architects from all over the world came to Aarhus to discuss media architecture and participate in a range of workshops. But the biennale also invited locals to visit its exhibition featuring gerbils, knitted media architecture, do-it-yourself media art and a vast number of other beautiful, innovative and quaint examples of media architecture.
The Media Architecture Biennale takes place every other year, and it was chaired by Martin Brynskov and Aarhus University in both 2012 and 2014. The next biennale will take place in Sydney in June 2016.