Animating architectural work (hi)stories

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Architectural works serve as important data carriers that provide information about the present and past of their context. The development history of an architectural work and its integration into its surroundings say a lot about the social, political and economic conditions that have shaped its evolutionary process. A closer look reveals that behind almost every work there is an interesting history consisting of various interlocking levels of information.



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But what methods are suitable for telling this multi-layered story? How can its interesting and important aspects be emphasized while its complex elements are brought into an understandable – and exciting – form? Through text, image, drawing, sound, ...? What techniques can be used to construct the narrative?

These questions form the core of the seminar series "CoVids". Students and researchers test together via group discussions, supervisions, software trainings and workshops how complex research contents can be transformed into vivid stories through the medium of video. Here, video as a container of different media (image, text, sound, etc.) enables the interaction of these components. Animations serve as links between these media, making the narrative more precise and increasing its impact. This makes it easier to convey complex information in a compact and understandable way.

In the first run of the seminar selected architectural works will be examined, their development history will be fleshed out and presented in a video. The RWTH service unit "Media for Learning" will support the students in the production.

Introduction: October 09, 2019, 2 p.m. | seminar room LA, Jakobstr. 2
Final Presentation: January 29, 2020, 2 p.m. | Seminar room LA

To gain insight into the results of past video seminars of the chair, you can watch the video below.