Mass Media in Architecture

A Stream on “Mass Media in Architecture”
as part of the 18th Annual International Conference on Communication and Mass Media
11-14 May 2020, Athens, Greece
Sponsored by the Athens Journal of Mass Media and Communications

The Mass Media & Communication Unit of ATINER is organizing a Stream on “Mass Media in Architecture”, 11-14 May 2020, Athens, Greece as part of the 18th Annual International Conference on Communication and Mass Media sponsored by the Athens Journal of Mass Media and Communications.

Communication is intrinsic to man, and is one of the main reasons for its enormous development in physical, intellectual and social level. Architecture and art developments are very attached to civilisational evolutions. However, communication proximities and communication technologies have ultimate influence regarding architecture developments. Since classical architecture, of whom we know Vitruvius, the dissemination of architecture is not only based on the presence of the architectural object, but on books with ideas and theories based on representations. The effects and their contributions to architecture developments are registered. The explosive mass media developments in the late 19th century is notice and responsible for innumerable developments in modern architecture. To this first editorial outbreak, follows periods of editorial lack, resulting from the two Great Wars. Currently, in a mass dissemination era, architecture evolves through reduction of time and space limits and architectural approaches in design and in theory, evolve along with it. What architectural developments results are achieved, regarding dissemination developments, through out history? How does communication developments interfere in architectural ideas, processes and critics? In this ongoing mass dissemination era, what is happening in architecture? What are the strategies? What are the politics? What are the results? You may participate as presenter of one paper, or observer.

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Special arrangements will be made with a local hotel for a limited number of rooms at a special conference rate. In addition, a number of special events will be organized: A pragmatic symposium (as organized in Ancient Athens but fine tuned to synchronous ethics), a special one-day educational island tour, a Mycenae and island of Poros visit, an Athens educational walking tour, an one-day visit to Delphi and an Ancient Corinth and Cape Sounion visit. Details of the social program are available here.

Please submit an abstract (email only) to:, using the abstract submission form  by the 27 April 2020 to: Dr. Maria Rita Pais, Assistant Professor, Lusophone University, Portugal. Abstracts should include the following: Title of Paper, Full Name (s), Affiliation, Current Position, an email address, and at least 3 keywords that best describe the subject of your submission. Decisions are reached within 4 weeks.

If you want to participate without presenting a paper, i.e. organize a stream, chair a session, review papers to be included in the conference proceedings or books, contribute to the editing of a book, or any other contribution, please send an email  to Dr. Gregory T. Papanikos, President, ATINER (

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