The Conference and Communication (ConCom) course at the Detmold School of Architecture and Interior Design (TH OWL) introduces students in the master‘s program to scientific work and pursues the goal of establishing a correlation between teaching and research. In particular, it is about conveying current knowledge and new findings in the form of the so-called non-written output (NWO) or non-traditional research output (NTRO). This diverse and low-threshold form of presentation increases the visibility of research findings and promotes their inclusive communication.
In the academic year 2020/21, the ConCom course took up the topic of the 18th Docomomo Germany Conference “Modern Movement and Infrastructure”. The students were asked to interpret the previously researched topic of infrastructure (e.g. building services,nwater towers, power plants, electricity, cinemas, gas stations, kitchens, ...) for an exhibition accompanying the conference at the Bauhaus Dessau and to prepare it as multimedia exhibits – different from the usual poster presentations and papers. Complementing the contributions in the conference, ConCom served as a platform for students to explore Modern Movement’s (MoMo) achievements around the world, but also to explore digital tools and their applicability for communicating research results. On display are websites, apps, films as well as applications of 360 degree images, augmented and virtual reality and as such they are aiming to contribute to the Docomomo Virtual Exhibition - MoMove.
Building on a literature review in the pre-semester, specific topics are selected and worked on in the context of scientific conferences. ConCom tests innovative teaching and learning formats at the intersection of scholarly research and outreach in the field of the built environment, with a particular focus on cultural heritage, digital technology, and their societal impact. This has enabled students to conduct cross-cultural and cross-sectoral research in interdisciplinary and international teams.
|Conference||18th Docomomo Germany Conference (Online)|
|Period||26/02/21 → 26/02/21|