Media Space Design


Short and intensive sessions let students explore the relationships between time, space and the visual arts. Organized in groups of three to five, participants design spatial multi-media installations.

The goal of these sessions is to discover original approaches in media-space design. We inspire students to consider history, culture and architecture as core parameters. Students create localized projects with unique visual impact. The projects are in close connection with specific contexts.



The research process for these projects is inspired by architectural design methods. The process positions relevant environmental information against the creative process. It is composed of five distinctive work phases : site analysis, concept design, artistic experiment, project development and finally, public showcase.

Each group of students find a potential place for a multimedia project anywhere in the city of Shanghai. Remarkable for its history, function, size or architecture, the location can be anything from building interiors to outdoor spaces.
The site’s characteristics are analyzed through students’ personal and sensitive point of views to spark the start of relevant concepts and ideas.

Through each phase of the day, students’ multimedia installations create an artistic and cultural journey in relation with its surrounding environment.




The physical presence of an installation based on its size, shape, and location, puts into question the relation between it and its surrounding environment. Volume, proportion, reflection effects, graphics velocity and material compositions are all at play, affecting the audience’s spatial perception.

一个装置的物理存在是具有大小、形状和位置等属性的。 真正的去思考,人与其周围环境之间的关系。 体积、比例、反射效果、动画速度和材料等,都在影响着观众的空间感知。

Artistic experiments are an opportunity to develop unusual aesthetics and production methods. Therefore, students are encouraged to combine diverse techniques and knowledge learned in other classes : graphic design, 3D rendering, photography, video, real-time programming, hand-made models and practical visual effects.

实验性的艺术探索往往会带来不同寻常的视觉可能性。 因此,我们鼓励学生结合其他课程学到的各种知识和技术:平面设计、三维渲染、摄影、视频编辑、编程、手工制作模型和实验性视觉。

During project development, students confront a fictional proposal with a real-world situation. They transpose research and conceptual ideas to make a structured project presentation. Finally, each team compares and debates their work with graphic documents, real-time visuals and software prototypes exhibited in public.


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