The objective of this module is to address the challenges affecting contemporary global societies and environments in a technical, critical and reflective manner. This is achieved through the identification and selection of a physical problem within a global perspective, registration and mapping of the existing situation and the subsequent analytical and technical assessment of the situation and utilisation of empirical case studies. Further this module creates an understanding of these challenges as design challenges solvable by the proposal of strategies that integrate technical solutions with aesthetic practices and that develop a holistic approach to urban problem-solving in a global context.
Students who complete the module:
See general description of the types of instruction described in the introduction to Chapter 3.
|Name of exam||Global Challenges and Urban Technologies|
|Type of exam|
Oral exam based on a project
|Assessment||7-point grading scale|
|Type of grading||Internal examination|
|Criteria of assessment||As stated in the Joint Program Regulations|
|Danish title||Globale udfordringer og urbane teknologier|
|Location of the lecture||Campus Aalborg|
|Responsible for the module|
|Study Board||Study Board of Architecture & Design|
|Department||Department of Architecture, Design and Media Technology|
|Faculty||Technical Faculty of IT and Design|