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


Dates: 12-13 April 2018

Place: Altinbaş University  (Istanbul Kemerburgaz University)

Abstract Submissions: 30 January 2018

Formats: Pre-recorded Video | Skype |  In Person


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. This complex traditional and new scenario will be explored at this event.



This conference is international.

It is expressly interdisciplinary.

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


Potential themes include, but are not limited to:

.The representation of cities in film and TV; the metropolis of documentaries, news broadcasts and social media; the creation of animated environments and augmented realities; gaming, architecture and the city; film as a design tool for architects and planners; projection mapping and the moving surfaces of the city; the interactive geography of the moving image; the fictions of film and architecture; virtual reality and the navigation of digitally created environments…



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: Reflecting the theme of the conference delegates are encouraged to present their research through pre-recorded films/videos. These films will be published on the event’s YOUTUBE channel and will be available permanently after the conference.

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.

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

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

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

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 for Special Issues of the Architecture_MPS journal. Selected delegates will also be considered for publication in several other publications, the primary one being the Intellect Book series Mediated Cities.

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.