Moving Images – Static Spaces: Architectures, Art, Media, Film, Digital Art and Design


Dates: 12-13 April 2018

Place: Altinbaş University  (Istanbul Kemerburgaz University)

Abstract Submissions: 30 January 2018

Download: Abstract Form

Keynote 1: François Penz. Professor of Architecture and the Moving Image. Head of Department, Architecture. University of Cambridge

Keynote 2: Takehiko Nagakura. Associate Professor of Design and Computation, and the Director of Computation Group at MIT Department of Architecture

Presentation Formats: Pre-recorded Video | Skype |  In Person

Highlight Notice: Short film screenings

Parade: Publication in Art, Architectures, Design and Environments  * Information below




The relationship between architecture, urban environments and the moving image is deep rooted. It is also mutating. Born in the City Symphony films of the early 20th it was premised on the dynamic and mobile representation of buildings, streets and cities. Caught on celluloid, these architectures were the setting of news reels and documentaries. They were also settings projected on screen and presented like never before. This complex relationship continues today with interiors, architecture and cities still forming backdrops to action and being the subject of feature films, documentaries, news broadcasts and TV.

Today, however, moving imagery and architecture coexist in multiple other worlds too: iphone screens and locative media; YouTube ‘news’ streaming of war torn cites; virtual reality spaces explored through headsets and haptic sensors; the animated environments of Second Life; the fantastical settings of the gaming industry; fly-through representations of architectural projects; and the real-time algorithmic formation of parametric architecture on a computer screen. All this has also been built on a an ever resent and still influential history of the static image. This complex traditional and new scenario will be explored at this event.




This conference is international.

It is expressly interdisciplinary.

It welcomes various disciplines: artists, architects, filmmakers, cinematographers, urban designers, media specialists, animators, video artists, sociologists, interior designers,  cultural theorists and more.


Potential themes include, but are not limited to:

The city in film  |  Set design and cinematography |  Photograph and drawing in the age of the mobile image  | Metropoli in documentaries, news and social media  |  Animated environments and augmented realities  |  Gaming and designing architecture  |   Projection mapping buildings and cities  |  Virtual reality – technicalities and perception  |  Digital navigation and the physical world…



Key Dates:

30 January 2018: Abstract Submissions   |    15 February 2018:  Abstract Feedback    |   25 March 2018:  Registration closes

Conference: 12-13 April 2018

30 July 2018: Full Paper Submissions (where applicable)   |    30 October 2018: Feedback for publication    |   30 January 2019: Publication begins




FILM / VIDEO:  Delegates can make pre-recorded films/videos of their presentations. These will be published on the event’s YOUTUBE channel and will be available permanently after the conference.

SCREENINGS: In addition to presentations by academics, the conference welcomes short films (narrative or otherwise) from filmmakers. 

SKYPE: Also reflecting the virtual and mediated theme of the event, delegates are encouraged to present via skype or similar.

Nb. Both film and skype options eliminate the need for delegates to travel to the conference in Turkey.

IN PERSON: In addition to seeking filmic and the virtual presentations, delegates are also welcome to attend the event in person and present directly.

In all cases, delegates can present full written papers and abstracts and will be considered for inclusion in all associated conference publications.

Written Papers: Full written papers should be 3,000 words maximum *

Presentations: Length of film / skype / in person presentation – 20 mins.

Film Screenings: Short films are welcome. Duration of film to be discussed with organisers.

The conference welcomes case studies; design proposals, research projects, investigative papers and theoretical considerations in various formats:



Submissions and Registration:

For more details:

Download Submission Form: Moving Images – Static Spaces_Abstract Form

Delegate Fee: £190     |      Audience Fee: £90

Full Registration details to be announced in January 2018.


Please send this fully completed document to  |  The document must be in Microsoft Word.  |  Subject line for emails: Abstract Submission IKU  |  File name for attachment: Name_Surname_Summary Title_IKU   |  Example file and name: Raymond_Pauls_The City, The Car and Filmic Perception_IKU





There are multiple publication possibilities. However, delegates are given the option to present their work at conference either with or without an accompanying full written paper..

* 3,000 word papers will be published in an online proceedings series, ISSN 2398-9467.



Subject to review, selected authors will be invited to develop longer versions of their papers as part of PARADE (Publication and Research in Art, Architectures, Design and Environments). In particular, there will be a focus on Special Issues of the Architecture_MPS journal and contributions to the Intellect Book series Mediated Cities.

PARADE involves multiple publishers: Routledge Taylor&Francis; Intellect Books, UCL Press, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Vernon Press and Libri Publishing.

More information:


Editorial / Review Board.




This event is organised by the interdisciplinary research organisation AMPS; its academic journal Architecture_MPS; and Altinbaş University (Istanbul Kemerburgaz University)  with Intellect Books.

It is part of two interrelated research programmes: The Mediated City and PARADE (Publication & Research in Art, Architectures, Design and Environments)


Images: Front covers of the AMPS-Intellect Book Series Mediated Cities.