The elective course addresses current issues and challenges in the field of heritage conservation. Under the title "UNCOOL & UNBELOVED", the focus in the spring semester of 2021 is on the self-perception and image of heritage conservation as well as the public image of the discipline and its goals.
Students will gain insight into the key principles and tasks of practical heritage conservation. By examining a self-chosen topic or object, students can explore questions in greater depth and discuss them within the group.
The task of heritage conservation is the inventory and preservation of objects worthy of protection. In doing so, it is confronted with a wide variety of challenges and issues, both constructive and social, such as ageing and decay, the desire for development, densification or change of use, changes in climate conditions and requirements, the appropriation and rejection of objects and stocks, amongst others. In the spring semester of 2021, we will devote ourselves to the topic of the self-conception and image of heritage conservation as well as protected building stocks that are poorly recognised by society. We will analyse, discuss and question the public perception of the traditional heritage preservation. Based on this, students will develop and implement a fictional image campaign in groups. This could include posters and/or movies, a website, an app, games, among other options.