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City & Interaction September 2, 2011

Posted by reto wettach in innovative interfaces, interactive architecture, making the invisible visible, media art, physical interaction design.
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The university, where I am teaching, has been awarded with the “Excellence in Teaching” award by the German Stifterverband.

The price money is being used to support interdisciplinary in teaching. So, last year, I tought a class “City and Interaction” with my colleague Markus Loeffler from the architecture department.

We had the opportunity to invite international experts to support this class: Prof. Mark Shepard, Prof. Mette Thomson and Prof. Gesche Joost were our external reviewers and gave important input.

The focus of the projects developed by interdisciplinary teams of students were quite broad, covering these four areas:

  • Making the Invisible Visible
  • Bringing Web 2.0 into Architecture
  • Enhancing Architecture
  • Join-In Architecture

(images taken from project sites, for authorship please refer to here or to the projects directly by clicking on the image)

I think that we were able to understand the potentials of “City and Interaction”. Would be nice to apply our insights in real projects, either in the area of Location-Based-Services or Urban Planning or Architecture.

Here you can find a list of the projects.