Mark Shepard

Mark Shepard is an artist and architect whose work addresses contemporary entanglements of technology and urban life. Recent work includes the Sentient City Survival Kit, a collection of artifacts, spaces and media for survival in the near-future 'sentient' city. It has been exhibited at the 13th Venice International Architecture Biennial; Ars Electronica, Linz, Austria; Transmediale, Berlin Germany, among other venues. His edited book "Sentient City: ubiquitous computing, architecture and the future of urban space" was published by MIT Press and the Architectural League of New York.



FALSE POSITIVE deploys text messaging, stealth infrastructure, street intervention, and data visualization to enact a surveillance conspiracy engaging the public in an intimate, techno-political conversation with the mobile technologies on which they depend.


After Networked City in 2013 and Participatory City 2014, this year's curatorial theme of INVISIBLE and VISIBLE Cities 2015 aims to develop an awareness of the underlying data and technologies of modern cities, which are almost invisible to the eye.


In the framework of Connecting Cities: Participatory City 2014, iMAL organises a two days symposium on urban media & the smart city, with renowned international speakers. This will introduce an intensive six days workshop, where selected participants will develop artworks that explore new forms of urban participation. The results of the masterclass will be showed in iMAL's neighbourhood.