The 2014 biennale will host a 24 hour student design competition prior to the conference. See the winners as well as all of the submitted concepts from the student design competition at MAB12 here http://mab12.mediaarchitecture.org/student-competition.
The competition will run online and participants are not expected to be in Aarhus in order to participate: the design brief, the ongoing documentation from the groups, the communication between the participants and the organisers, as well as the final submissions will all be online, facilitated through social media as well (Tumblr, Twitter, Vine, Instagram etc.)
The 24 hour design competition will open with the online posting of the design brief and 24 hours later, the teams must have submitted their concepts, e.g. their video, process descriptions and final pitch.
Sign-up will open in the beginning of September 2014.