Performative Space and Technology


Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

The basis of this module is human experiences in relation to architectural and performative spaces. Students work with mechanical and technological means in the creation of spatial and performative experiences. Experiments will be made with various technologies, tectonic and architectural principles for the creation of spaces, physical spatial structures and experiential environments. Students work theoretically and experimentally with realizations of spatial installations including the transformation of space into interactive or otherwise performative architectural environments.

In connection with the module, courses may be offered within the following areas:

  • Perception in Theory and Practice II
  • Artistic and Academic Methodology II (Installation, Architectural Spaces and Urban Design)
  • Digital Representation I – 2D and 3D Construction methods
  • Basic Electronics II

The objective of Module 5: “Performative Space and Technology” is to introduce space as an artistic medium for the creation and construction of artefacts and events within the field of art and technology.

Learning objectives


During this module, students should acquire basic knowledge about

  • physical installations and performative urban environments and their visual and spatial effects
  • architectural aesthetic expressions, interaction between people, space and technology, choice of materials and visual effects
  • the application of technology in connection with the creation and use of performative spaces
  • methods and tools to be used in the creation of performative spaces from idea to completed project


During this module, students should acquire skills in

  • identifying and formulating an art problem within the theme “Performative Space and Technology” and developing alternative concepts for a defined problem
  • developing and describing artistic and architectural concepts within the theme “Performative Space and Technology”
  • the application of appropriate technologies in regard to design and use of performative spaces
  • producing sketches, models and prototypes of spatial form


During this module, students should acquire competencies in

  • describing and analyzing architectural spaces and their social, emotional and performative aspects
  • producing concepts for spatial installations of artistic quality
  • communication the final design in texts, drawings, and models.

Type of instruction

Method of working: Group and project work



Name of examPerformative Space and Technology
Type of exam
Written and oral exam
The examination will take the form of a conversation between the students, the examiner and another examiner on the basis of the project report or portfolio prepared by the student(s) as well as the product created by the students. The project exam will also address other content from the module courses.

Form of examination: b)
Number of pages: the written work must not exceed 10 pages per student (15 pages in the case of individual reports)

Duration of examination: 20 minutes per student and 10 minutes for assessment and
communication of grades per group, however, the duration of the examination is maximum 2
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentAn aggregate grade is awarded for the artefact, the written and oral performances.

The written report, the product and the oral examination should demonstrate that the student has fulfilled the objectives outlined above.

Facts about the module

Danish titlePerformative rum og teknologi
Module codeBAART20155
Module typeProject
Duration1 semester
2. semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module


Study BoardStudy Board of Art & Technology
DepartmentDepartment of Communication and Psychology
FacultyThe Faculty of Humanities