a networked global academy for urban media art


UMAA launch

Bangkok - APRIL 2017

In April 2017 the Academy launched its first program in Bangkok in collaboration with Goethe-Institut Thailand as a four day lecture-, workshop and public program with presentations and seminars with 11 faculty members, including Maurice Benayoun, Luke Hespanhol, Kamin Lertchaiprasert, Susa Pop, Priyakorn Pusawiro, Laia Sánchez, Ali Smith, Pichaya Aime Suphavanij, Pratarn Teeratada, Tanya Toft, and Martin Venzky-Stalling. The program included 60 participants and took place at Goethe-Institut Thailand, Jim Thompson House and at Bangkok Art and Culture Centre.

WHAT URBAN MEDIA ART CAN DO - why when where & how


The handbook on urban media art edited by Susa Pop, Tanya Toft, Nerea Calvillo and Mark Wright features artworks, exhibition environments and theoretical articles in six themed sections. It engages leading thinkers, artists, curators, architects and designers in an exploration of the aesthetic, theoretical, technological and practical conditions of what urban media art can do as aesthetic interference in the urban environment. The book is based on the project of Connecting Cities funded by the European Union, Culture Programme 2013-16 and published by avedition.



Public symposia

UMAA arranges public events with key speakers from the field representing deep experience and newest research and projects from different world contexts.


next intensive: SAO PAULO
November 2017

The next UMAA program will unfolde in Sao Paulo's vibrant media art scene, organised in collaboration with Verve Cultural.