Moving Images – Static Spaces?

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April 12, 2018 to April 13, 2018
Subject Fields: 
Art, Art History & Visual Studies, Digital Humanities, Popular Culture Studies, Architecture and Architectural History, Urban History / Studies

Moving Images – Static Spaces? ……….. The blurring of Architectures, Film, Animation, Digital Art, Coding and Design

Dates: 12-13 April 2018

Place: Istanbul, Turkey. Istanbul Kemerburgaz University / Altinbaş Foundation


For those unable to travel to Turkey: Pre-recorded film and skype presentations available


  1. Book Series with Intellect Books, Vernon Press, UCL Press
  2. Proceedings Series, ISSN 2398-9467 
  3. Architecture_MPS journal Special Issue, ISSN 2050-9006


Abstract deadline: 15 December 2017



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. Today, however, moving imagery and architecture coexist in multiple other worlds too: virtual reality spaces explored through headsets and haptic sensors; the animated environments of Second Life; the projection mapping of buildings in physical space; 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 new scenario will be explored at this event and all its related publications.

This conference is international and interdisciplinary. .It welcomes filmmakers, animators, video artists, computer programmers, cinematographers, interior designers, gamers, cultural theorists, architects, urban designers and more.


Amps is a UK based non-profit that coordinates a consortium of universities nad publishers. This event is part of two of its research progarmmes: The Mediated City and PARADE (Publication & Research in Art, Architectures, Design and Environments). Publications and events have been developed in conjunction with Woodbury University, Ravensbourne, the University of the West of England, the Centre for Moving Image Research, the Brooks Institute, Altinbaş Vakfi / Istanbul Kemerburgaz University, UCL Press, Vernon Press and Intellect Books, amongst others.


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