The Mobilities Turn


Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

The objective is to introduce the students to the new ‘mobilities turn’ as an innovative approach to the study of contemporary mobility. In the module the student is acquainted with key thinkers and state-of-the-art research in mobilities. The module also gives an introduction to the international community of mobilities researchers as represented by their networks, centres and journals.

Students who complete the module:

Learning objectives


  • Must have knowledge of state-of-the-art theory within the mobilities turn
  • Must be able to identify and understand key thinkers and concepts involved in the mobilities turn


  • Must be able to discuss and compare key theories within the mobilities turn
  • Must be able to assess advantages and challenges to different theoretical positions within the mobilities turn


  • Must have competencies in preparing designs for the analysis of contemporary mobility projects by operationalisation of theories of mobilities
  • Must have competencies in reflective learning processes and be able to contribute to cross-disciplinary professional practices

Type of instruction

Supervision and plenary sessions.



Name of examThe Mobilities Turn
Type of exam
Written or oral exam
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures

Facts about the module

Danish titleMobilitetsvendingen
Module codeAODMM1K202
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module


Study BoardStudy Board of Architecture and Design
DepartmentDepartment of Architecture, Design and Media Technology
FacultyThe Technical Faculty of IT and Design