Mobilities: Place and Culture


Recommended prerequisite for participation in the module

The course module adds to integrated design knowledge obtained in 1st semester of the Master’s program in Urban Design engineering. Therefore, the student is recommended to have knowledge, skills and competencies within the urban design and engineering field corresponding to the completion of the MSc01 level at the Urban Design Engineering education.

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

The project module aims at giving the students the opportunity to work at the crossroads between mobilities, place and culture and to develop a theoretical approach alongside their empirical investigations. The project module seeks to study influences and relations between mobilities, place and culture. The objective is to investigate place theory and cultural theory in relation to mobilities, with the aim of achieving an understanding of interrelations between place, culture and the mobilities perspective.

Students who complete the module:

Learning objectives


  • Must have knowledge of state-of-the-art theories and methods in mobilities research relating to place and culture
  • Must have knowledge of relational place theory
  • Must have an understanding of the relations between mobilities and place and culture
  • Must have an understanding of mobilities and tracking technologies


  • Must be able to apply relevant theories and methods of place and culture to empirical cases
  • Must be able to analyse mobilities in relation to place and culture
  • Must be able to evaluate contemporary mobilities and their relation to place and culture


  • Must have competencies in developing mobilities-related models and concepts concerning place and culture in contemporary society
  • Must be able to work in interdisciplinary contexts in the field of mobilities, place and culture
  • Must have competencies in organising and managing complex mobilities in cross-disciplinary contexts

Type of instruction

Problem-based project work, supervision, and plenary sessions


Prerequisite for enrollment for the exam

  • An approved PBL competency profile is a prerequisite for participation in the project exam


Name of examMobilities: Place and Culture
Type of exam
Oral exam based on a project
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingExternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures

Facts about the module

Danish titleMobiliteter: Sted og kultur
Module codeAODMM2P201
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