Preservation: Uncool & Unloved

Elective Course Spring Semester 2021

The task of heritage conservation is the inventory and preservation of objects worthy of protection. In doing so, it is confronted with a wide variety of challenges and issues, both constructive and social, such as ageing and decay, the desire for development, densification or change of use, changes in climate conditions and requirements, the appropriation and rejection of objects and stocks, amongst others.

In the spring semester of 2021, as part of the elective course “UNCOOL & UNBELOVED”, we will engage with the topic of the self-​​conception and image of heritage conservation as well as protected building stocks that are poorly recognised by society. We will analyse, discuss and question the public perception of the traditional heritage preservation. Based on this, students will develop and implement a fictional image campaign in groups. This could include posters and/or movies, a website, an app, games, among other options.

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