Analysing Contemporary Mobilities


Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

The objective is to strengthen the student’s ability to understand and analyse specific cases of contemporary mobilities (e.g. transit spaces, everyday life mobility, virtual mobility and communication) in the light of the cross-disciplinary ‘mobilities turn’. The project aims at giving the student an opportunity to apply theories and methods inspired by the mobilities turn, with a particular focus on societal needs and challenges in relation to technological infrastructures, applied philosophy of science and methodology.

Students who complete the module:

Learning objectives


  • Must have knowledge of state-of-the-art theories and methods of the mobilities turn
  • Must have understanding of key societal challenges related to technology and applied philosophy of science
  • Must have an understanding of technologies and infrastructures of mobilities
  • Must be knowledgeable about the fundamental principles of Problem Based Learning (PBL) as implemented in the Aalborg PBL model at the Faculty of Engineering and Science



  • Must be able to apply theories and methods of the mobilities turn to empirical cases of contemporary mobilities analysis
  • Must be able to evaluate policies and management proposals related to organising contemporary mobilities
  • Must be able to structure project management activities based on a wellformulated problem formulation


  • Must have competencies in preparing proposals for contemporary mobility projects and assess the effects of their implementation
  • Must have competencies in communicating with lay and professional audiences
  • Must have competencies in organising and managing complex mobilities in cross-disciplinary contexts
  • Must be able to reflect on, plan and manage a study project in a PBL learning environment

Type of instruction

Problem-based project work, supervision and plenary sessions.





Name of examAnalysing Contemporary Mobilities
Type of exam
Oral exam based on a project
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 titleAnalyse af nutidens mobiliteter
Module codeAODMM1P201
Module typeProject
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