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Hyperlocal Media Architecture: Displaying Societal Narratives in Contested Spaces

Niels Wouters, Sandy Claes, Andrew Vande Moere

Proceedings of the 4th Media Architecture Biennale Conference | ACM | Published : 2018


Media architecture gains societal relevance as a mass communication medium that is able to strengthen a sense of place. However, little is known about the interplay between the content that media architecture displays and the public perception towards the architecture that supports it. With a global refugee crisis currently unfolding, we took up the challenge to explore how media architecture can raise awareness about urgent societal issues among the nearby population. In this paper, we describe the participatory design and in-the-wild evaluation of a media architecture installation that depicts refugee displacement onto the facade of a refugee shelter. Our analysis provides insight into the..

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