SCREENS MANCHESTER 2007
USM07 - www.manchesterurbanscreens.org.uk
'It’s about content!' Conference & Art and Events
Urban Screens Manchester 07 explored the conditions for urban screens from a multitude of perspectives, making it relevant to media specialists, designers, artists, architects, urban planners, broadcasters and theorists. The omnipresence of public displays such as LED, LCD, plasma screens, large scale projections and media facades demands a critical reflection of their impact on cities and on our perceptions of them. At the same time, they offer new and exciting possibilities for artistic and non-commercial use as well as for community development and play.
Urban Screens Manchester looked specifically at the creation of content, commissioning / funding issues, curatorship and the architectural possibilities of urban screens in the 21st century.
Organisation: Urban Screens Manchester 07 has been brought to the UK on the initiative of Mirjam Struppek and Mike Gibbons. It has been hosted and produced by Manchester City Council, BBC, Cornerhouse and the Arts Council England and curated by Susanne Jaschko.