In the MIAD and MID Master’s programmes, students explore scientific work in the courses Scientific Methods (C4) and Conference and Communication (C5). Building on a literature search, topics are selected from the context of current conferences and worked on with the aim of interpreting current knowledge and new findings.
In the academic year 2020/21, the courses took up the theme of the 18th Docomomo Germany conference ‘Modern Movement (MoMo) and Infrastructure’. As a co-organiser of the Docomomo Germany conferences since 2019, the Detmold School has been able to link teaching formats to the events, often exploring novel forms of ideation, documentation, design and dissemination. This supports Docomomo’s role as an international platform where knowledge and information about the Modern Movement is available online and in the virtual Docomomo exhibition momove. The topic of infrastructure (e.g. building services, water towers, power stations, electricity, cinemas, petrol stations, kitchens,…) was presented through multimedia exhibits for an accompanying exhibition at the Bauhaus Dessau: websites, apps, films as well as applications as augmented and viral reality were created. The results were presented at the virtual conference on 26 February 2021 in front of more than 200 participants.
The assignment also served as a platform for the students to explore the achievements of the Modern Movement worldwide, but also to explore digital tools and their applicability for communicating research findings. This diverse and low-threshold form of presentation in the form of so-called non-written output (NWO) increases the visibility of research results and promotes inclusive communication. In interdisciplinary and international teams, students practiced cross-cultural and cross-sectoral research and collaboration and tested innovative teaching and learning formats in the field of the built environment, with a particular focus on cultural heritage, digital technologies and society.
The work was supervised by Prof. Dr. Uta Pottgiesser, Anica Draguntinovic (TH OWL) and Dr. Marzia Loddo (TU Delft) in collaboration with Christin Irrgang (Bauhaus Dessau Foundation).