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Protect Us From What We Want

Seminar Spezialfragen zur Kunst- und Architekturgeschichte
Organizer: Chair of Prof. Ursprung
Lecturers: Berit Seidel, Helene Romakin
Fall Term 2021 - Spring Term 2022

Have you ever resisted the desire to travel and tried to imagine this journey? What does travel mean in the post-Holocene era?

The seminar explores the relevance of the seminar trip as a format in architectural studies while researching possible alternatives in terms of sustainability. In the seminar we will experiment with different methods and forms of hybrid travel.

The participants will be divided into "travelers" and "non-travelers". They form a tandem and are in exchange with each other via different media. The seminar will allow participants to explore their own imagination and capacity for abstraction with diverse methods, media and formats such as lucid dreaming and storytelling with documentary and fictional content.

The discussions will elaborate on the advantages and disadvantages of traveling and being on site. In the two different attentions of the students' tandem work, the digital experience and the real experience meet. Discussed are those elements and facts that benefit or come off worse due to the different perceptions.

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