About the Festival
The BEYOND MEDIA festival, that has been taking place in Florence since 1997, is devoted to the most advanced visualizations in architecture and to the debate on the relationships between the project and the media of communication.
BEYOND MEDIA, international festival of architecture and media, is promoted by the Department of Architectural Technologies and Design "Pierluigi Spadolini" of the University of Florence, organized by iMage, promoted by the Italian Ministry of Culture and the Municipality of Florence, and realized in collaboration with the Planning Department of the Municipality, with TRA ART and with the Stazione Leopolda.
The event, curated by Marco Brizzi, has been constantly observing the development of the systems of communication in the field of architecture by evaluating their impact on contemporary architectural production and by promoting quality and research in the development of communication media for design projects.
The program of the festival focuses on an investigation of the contemporary architectural production, a discussion of emerging theories, a presentation of the most recent and significant researches in the academic field, a development of the relationships between architecture and the media. The program is articulated through the presentation of the most recent and significant video and multimedia productions realized worldwide, installations, meetings and workshops with the protagonists of the international debate.
The eighth edition of BEYOND MEDIA is scheduled to take place in Florence December 1st-11th, 2005.