1a space as venue support of Smart Cities and Media Archtecture Workshop-May 10, 2016

1a space is proud to be the venue support of Smart Cities and Media Archtecture Workshop Title of panel : Turning the City into a media - stories of media artscity. Consider how the 'media arts city' is a city in which media arts aesthetics is considered to affect and intervene in the overall aesthetics and memories that are created in a city. Here, we could talk about what these important "aesthetics" of media art might be (e.g. facilitation of new structures of relationships; encounters with becoming aware of what it means to be human in an increasingly virtual (mediated) reality; sites that make us pay attention to the mediations in which we are immersed (including invisible mediation), etc.). Basically: how media art may be valuable over time - in affecting the city. Speaker: Susa Pop, Tanya Toft and Shannon Walsh Book Publication : CONNECTING CITIES project (It is conceived as a Handbook, which includes theoretical texts and practical experiences and strategies for co-creating our future cities.) Speaker: Tanya Toft is a curator, researcher and lecturer on urban digital art as a domain of criticality in the media city. She is a Ph.D. Candidate at the Institute of Arts and Cultural Studies, Copenhagen University, previous Visiting Scholar at Columbia University and previous Research Fellow at Curatorlab, Konstfack University. She is on the International Curatorial Advisory Board of the Open Sky Gallery in Hong Kong and Curatorial Advisor for Verve Cultural in S緌 Paulo, where she has co-curated several exhibitions for the SESI Digital Gallery with Mar璱ia Pasculli, including the S緌 Paulo Urban Digital Festival in 2013 and 2014. She was invited by Scandinavia House in New York City to curate Voyage to the Virtual (2015) and has since 2013, she has been Associate Curator with The Streaming Museum in New York City, where she curated and produced the traveling moving image exhibition and public program Nordic Outbreak (2013-2014) with Nina Colosi, in NYC and across the Nordic region. She is co-editor of the Connecting Cities Publication (2016) and also editor of the upcoming book Digital Dynamics in Nordic Contemporary Art (2017). Susa Pop is an Urban media curator and producer, initiator of Connecting Cities Network and artistic director of Public Art Lab Berlin. Moderator: Shannon Walsh *is a filmmaker, theorist and Assistant Professor at the School of Creative Media, City University of Hong Kong. Her most recent feature documentary, *Jeppe on a Friday* (2013), has screened at the 56th Venice Biennale, the Pompidou Centre in Paris, and film festivals around the world. As a theorist, Walsh publishes in areas such as cities, social movements, pedagogy, sexuality, critical race theory, ethnography and visual and participatory methodologies, largely focused on South Africa. Walsh is working on new VR non-fiction projects in Hong Kong, and a fiction feature. More about Shannon Walsh: http://shannonwalsh.ca/ Presented by : Microwave Co-presented by : K11 Venue support: 1a space Funded by Hong Kong Arts Development Council