Design Methods [C4,C3,C2,C1]

>>>Reiseuni Report | Making of
[Vol:III.11. Workshop Cluster • Design Reflection – Decoding of Design Strategies]




Class-04, Class-03, Class-02 + Class-01 (in chronological order):
Design Methods and interdisciplinary strategies, analysis and history of urban growth.


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 Selected Results of Workshops:

2011-11-05_WS0_Final-Design-Methods-Cottbus_Class-02
2010-11-03_WS00_DesinMethods_Final-Works_Cotbus_1x1m



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Design Reflection 1 [Class-04] 2016-09-05
 at Tallinn

The first workshop introduces the international group in design methodology to prepare for the research by design during 8 project workshops at different design schools, so the students will develop an awareness for, and acquire a repertoire of, analytical skills and tools for heterogeneous approaches in their project work for dealing with urban and architectural assignments as well as for making theoretical and self-reflective observations. The course will teach students to decipher design strategies in an objectifying manner, show them methods for acquiring practical knowledge and enable them to “design processes”. In a comparative discourse, we will discuss artistic and scientific methods of analysis and theories as well as personal attitudes and standpoints from the areas of design methodology and interdisciplinary and creative teamwork.

Design Methodology: 5 Perspectives of Self- and External Reflection

The exercises start off with an analysis of selected design projects done by the participants in the fields of architecture, urban planning and landscape architecture. The students’ heterogeneous background — from different countries, diverse cultures and various schools of thought and design — provides the foundations for taking a superordinate look at diverging positions and approaches. Visual, spatial, graphic, drawing-based, and text-oriented analyses will be developed in consecutive steps. The presentation and discussion of the analysis forms the methodical framework within which the spatial, political, historical and socio-cultural characteristics of heterogeneous local contexts are to be compiled for the subsequent project work in various media, documented digitally or by hand, and developed further or commented upon in the design assignments.

The Workshop “Design Reflection 1” will combine analysis of & discussions on the design strategies with the theoretical investigation of a selected range of possible design positions from the second half of the 20th century until nowadays. An accompanying lecture series demonstrates contemporary positions by guest lecturers from architecture, sociology, art and urban planning. The perspectives of design theories of the 20th century will be illustrated by the students, with particular reference to the viewpoints of J.C. Jones, D.A. Schön, etc..

Several „ArchitecTours“ complement the research work.

Henri Joekalda, Class 03, Process Analysis, 2015

5 Tasks + Presentation 

E1 Voyage Diary I 

Experimental approach to the artistic topic of journey sketchbook. Biographical architects journey diary, self-observation, self-reflection. Output: Scientific graph 1x1m
E1 Presentation: 2016-09-06, 15:00 (with Katrin Paadam)

E2 Space of Memory 

Individually spatial experiences to be selected, memory to be externalized, visualized and interpreted as mockup. Output: Imagery narration; atmospheric model 30 x 30 x 30cm
E2 Presentation: 2016-09-08, 15:00 (with Anu Juurak & Katrin Paadam)

E3 Analysis Design Methods

Dialogical presentation (3.1) and analysis (3.2) of an individual, exemplary design project (e.g. undergraduate theses) in the fields of architecture, urban planning and landscape architecture. 
Output: (3.1) Lecture (3.2) Visual, spatial, graphic, drawing-based, text-oriented analyses, and diagram 1x1m
E3 Presentation: E3.1: 2016-09-13, 18:30 (with Katrin Paadam); E3.2 :2016-09-22, 11.30 (with Oskars Redbergs)

E4 Design Methodology Theory 

Each Member of the group investigates one relevant position about design theory in the field of methodology. Literature list can be modified or supplemented by the students.
Output: Short Lecture, Summarizing text (ca. 400 words)
E4 Lectures: 2016-09-15, 15:00

E5 Voyage Diary II 

Journey diagram of selected important architects of the 20th century: Documentation and analysis of influence, research and comparison of journey documents and built heritage. Output: Diagram 1x1m, Presentation

E5 Final Presentation: 2016-09-30, 14:00
With Rhys Martin & Katrin Paadam


E. Luhaaru, Space of Memory, 2010

ArchitecTour 1-4 

02.09.2016 1 Tallinn, with students of 4th year 

10.09.2016 2 Pärnu, student group

17.09.2016 3 Tartu, with Irina Raud (to confirm)

23-24.09.2016 4 Helsinki, student group, with Emil Urbel, Helli Sissak
See http://blog.reiseuni.eu/

Lecture Serie Design Methodology

Studio Lectures, (see individual starting)
02.09.2016 [1] Welcome + Programme Introduction with Dagmar Jäger (11:00)

05.09.2016 [2] Dagmar Jäger, Tallinn-Berlin: Architectural Research 1. Design Reflection (11:00)
07.09.2016 [3] Anu Juurak, Tallinn: Artistic Strategies of Investigation (14:00)

12.09.2016 [4] Katrin Paadam, Tallinn: Spatial Experience & Construction of Identities (16:00)

14.09.2016 [5] LÜNK with DAGopen, Tallinn: Making Of. Position (18:30)

15.09.2016 [6] Dagmar Jäger: Architectural Research 2. Tools: Drawing, Diagram, Tracing (13.30)

21.09.2016 [7] Oskars Redbergs, Riga: Architectural Research. Position (18:30)

22.09.2016 [8] Nils Krause; hammeskrause arch., Stuttgart: Organizing Complexity (Skype, 17:00)
27.09.2016 [9] Dagmar Jäger: Architectural Research 3. Aesthetic Rules (19:00)

29.09.2016 [10] Rhys Martin, Berlin: Talk about Making of: Choreography (19:00) 


Interdisciplinary Teaching Team: 

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dagmar Jäger, Architect (responsible) with the Sociologist Prof. Dr. Katrin Paadam & the Artist Prof. Anu Juurak and international guest-lecturers Oskars Redbergs, Architect (Riga, Technical University) and Choreographer Prof. Rhys Martin (Berlin University of the Arts)

Assessment criteria


Student attendance and active participation in seminars, presentations and visits will be assessed as well as their ability to incorporate historical, theoretical and methodological considerations into their proposals. Students will be evaluated on the basis of continual assessment throughout the different work phases. This includes personal reviews, critic sessions and final presentations. As well as an evaluation of oral presentations, work submitted by students that apply the graphic formats indicated in the Exercises will also be taken into account. Work submitted analogue and digital must respect the format and deadlines established in the course general schedule.


ArchitecTour Dessau Elena Ursone, 2015

Schedule Workshop Design Reflection 1

Week 1
05-09-2016
 10:00-11.30 Studio work E1
11.00 Lecture 01, part 2, Dagmar Jäger: Programme Introduction
13:00 Round table & studio work & Feed Back – E1
17.00 Lecture 02, DJ : Architectural Research 1
06-09-2016
 10:00-15.00 Studio work E1
15:00 Studio presentation E1, DJ with Katrin Paadam, Intro in E2
07-09-2016 
9:00-13:00 Studio work E2 - choice of topic
14:00 Lecture 03, Anu Juurak: Artistic Strategies
16:00 Studio talk about the choice of space of memory and Intro E4, DJ
08-09-2016
 10:00-15:00: Studio work E2 - finishing mock up
15:00 Studio presentation E2, DJ with Katrin Paadam, Anu Juurak, Intro in E3
09-09-2016
 10:00-19:00: Studio work E3.1 - Student’s team building and exchange
13.30 Round Table, E3.1, with portfolio, DJ
10-09-2016 ArchitecTour: Pärnu

Week 2
12-09-2016
 9:00-15:00 Studio work E3.1
16:00 Lecture 04, Katrin Paadam: Construction of Identities
13-09-2016
 10:00-18:00 Studio work E3.1
18:30 Studio presentation E3.1, DJ with Katrin Paadam
14-09-2016
 10:00-18.00 Studio work E3.2
13:30-15:00 Feed Back E3.2, DJ
18:30 Lecture 05, LÜNK, DAGopen: Making of. Position
15-09-2016 
10:00-13.00 Studio work E3.2
13:30 Lecture 06, DJ: Architectural Research 2
15:00 Studio presentation E4, DJ 
18.00 Galery Event: Performance Raoul Kurvits (details will be announced)
16-09-2016
 10:00-19.00 Studio work E3.2
14:00-15:00 Feed Back E3.2, DJ
17-09-2016 ArchitecTour: Tartu (to confirm) & Tallinn Design Night (town programme)
Week 3
19-09-2016
 10:00-19.00 Studio work E3.2
20-09-2016 
10:00-18.00 Studio work E3.2
18:30-20:00 Feed Back E3.2, DJ
21-09-2016 
10:00-13.00 Studio work E3.2
13:30-15:00 Feed Back E3.2, DJ
18:30 Lecture 07, Oskars Redbergs: Architectural Research. Position
22-09-2016 
10:00-11.30 Studio work E3.2, print of results
11:30 Studio presentation E3.2, DJ with Oskars Redbergs
17:00 Lecture 08, Nils Krause: Organizing Complexity. Position
18.30 Introduction E5, DJ
23.+24.09-2016
 ArchitecTour: Helsinki (details will be announced)
Week 4
26-09-2016
 10:00-19.00 Studio work E5
27-09-2016
 10:00-19.00 Studio work E5
19:00 Lecture 09, DJ: Architectural Research 3
28-09-2016 
10:00-19.00 Studio work E5
13:30-15.00 Feed back E5, DJ
29-09-2016 
10:00-18.00 Studio work E5
13:30-15.00 Feed back E5, DJ
19:00 Lecture 10, Rhys Martin: Making of. Position
30-09-2016 
9:00-14:00 Studio Work: finalizing, documentation & exhibition mounting
14:00 Final Presentation, DJ with Rhys Martin, Katrin Paadam


Reflections Tallinn, ArchitecTour D. Jäger, 2015



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Design Reflection 1 [Class-03] Tallinn 2015


The first workshop introduces the international group in design methodology to prepare the students for the research by design during 8 project workshops at different design schools, so they develop an awareness for, and acquire a repertoire of, analytical skills and tools for heterogeneous approaches in their project work for dealing with urban and architectural assignments as well as for making theoretical and self-reflective observations. The course will teach students to decipher design strategies in an objectifying manner, show them methods for acquiring practical knowledge and enable them to “design processes”. In a comparative discourse, we will discuss artistic and scientific methods of analysis and theories as well as personal attitudes and standpoints from the areas of design methodology, interdisciplinary and creative teamwork, building research methods, design research and the artistic search for evidence.

Design Methodology: 5 Perspectives of Self- and External Reflection

The exercises start off with an analysis of selected design projects done by the participants in the fields of architecture, urban planning and landscape architecture. The students’ heterogeneous background — from different countries, diverse cultures and various schools of thought and design — provides the foundations for taking a superordinate look at diverging positions and approaches. Visual, spatial, graphic, drawing-based, and text-oriented analyses will be developed in consecutive steps. The presentation and discussion of the analysis forms the methodical framework within which the spatial, political, historical and socio-cultural characteristics of heterogeneous local contexts are to be compiled for the subsequent project work in various media, documented digitally or by hand, and developed further or commented upon in the design assignments.

The Workshop “Design Reflection 1” will combine analysis of & discussions on the design strategies with the theoretical investigation of a selected range of possible design positions from the second half of the 20th century until nowadays. An accompanying lecture series demonstrates contemporary positions by guest lecturers from architecture and urban planning. The perspectives of design theories of the 20th century will be illustrated by the students, with particular reference to the viewpoints of J.C. Jones, D.A. Schön, etc..
Several „ArchitecTours“ complement the research work.

5 Tasks + Presentation 

E1 Voyage Diary I

Experimental approach to the artistic topic of journey sketchbook. Biographical architects journey diary, self-observation, self-reflection.
Output: Scientific graph 1x1m
E1 Presentation: 2015-09-02

E2 Space of Memory 

Individually spatial experiences to be selected, memory to be externalized, visualized and interpreted as mockup.
Output: Imagery narration; atmospheric model 30 x 30 x 30cm
E2 Presentation: 2015-09-04

E3 Analysis Design Methods

Dialogical presentation (3.1) and analysis (3.2) of an individual, exemplary design project (e.g. undergraduate theses) in the fields of architecture, urban planning and landscape architecture.
Output: (3.1) Lecture (3.2) Visual, spatial, graphic, drawing-based, text-oriented analyses, and diagram 1x1m
E3 Presentation: E3.1: 2015-09-08; E3.2 :2015-09-16

E4 Design Methodology Theory

Each Member of the group investigates one relevant position about design theory in the field of methodology. Literature list can be modified or supplemented by the students.
Output: Short Lecture, Summarizing text
E4 Lectures: 2015-09-09+11

E5 Voyage Diary II

Journey diagram of selected important architects of the 20th century: Documentation and analysis of influence, research and comparison of journey documents and built heritage.
Output: Diagram 1x1m, Presentation
E5 Presentation with Critic: 2015-09-23


[Fig. 2] Erko Luhaaru, Space of Memory, Class 01 2010-12

ArchitecTour 1-3

05.09.2015 ArchitecTour-1 Tallinn City
12.09.2015 ArchitecTour-2 Tallinn
19.09.2015 ArchitecTour-3 Tartu (with train-car)

Final Presentation Exhibition of all Results: 2015-09-24/25
Vernissage + Farewell with Guests
See http://blog.architecture-dialogue.eu/

[Fig. 3] ArchitecTour Student ???, Class 01, 2010-12

2-Lecture Series Design Methodology

Studio Lectures, moderated by Dagmar Jäger in the frame of the first workshop

01.09.2015 [01] 11.30 am Welcome + Introduction DJ
01.09.2015 [02] 4.30pm Dagmar Jäger (Berlin.Tallinn). Architectural Research 1
02.09.2015 [03] 1.30pm Anu Juurak (Tallinn): Artistic Strategies of Investigation
03.09.2015 [04] 11am Katrin Paadam (Tallinn): Social Construction of Identities in a cross-cultural experience
04.09.2015 [05] 11am Constantinos Marcou (Cyprus): Architectural Research. Position
09.09.2015 [06] 11am Dagmar Jäger (Berlin. Tallinn): Architectural Research 2
10.09.2015 [07] 6pm Günter Barczik (Berlin-Erfurt): Architectural Design Strategies - Processes & Algorithms
15.09.2015 [08] 11am Dagmar Jäger (Berlin. Tallinn): Architectural Research 3
16.09.2015 [09] 6pm Esa Laaksonen (Helsinki). Architectural Research _ Studio Talk
17.09.2015 [10] TAB. Architects from Tallinn & Riga + Panel Discussion about Architectural Research with Oskars Redbergs & Dagmar Jäger
18.09.2015 [11] 11am Oskars Redbergs (Riga): Architectural Research. Position
22.09.2015 [12] 6pm Dagmar Jäger. Architectural Research 4
23.09.2015 [13] 11am Christiane Fichtner (Bremen): Artistic-Biographic Voyage Research (Skype)
24.09.2015 [14] 6pm Aires Mateus & Ricardo Carvalho (Lisbon): The Making of: Architecture

The accompanying and international lecture series offered a multitude of positions, experiences and perspectives from guests of Finland, Estonia, Germany and Latvia. The viewpoints about methods and strategies have been dealing with artistically inspired or also scientifically based approaches for dealing architectural problems:
Strategies of biographical residential oriented research and the „ construction of identities" have been discussed by the sociologist Katrin Paadam. The artist Anu Juurak reflected seven different artistic approaches between metaphors, collages, mental maps or archives as strategies of knowledge growths about complex contexts of research fields. From systematic investigations of algorithms and the reflection of design processes (Günter Barczik) to the „embodied experiences“, unfolded by Esa Laaksonen with new perceptions of space and empathy have opened a widening view to what is the rich field of research by and about design of architects within interdisciplinary working contexts.
The five lectures of the responsible professor Dagmar Jäger explained a space of thinking about qualities of design processes, strategies and approaches from philosophy (ontology of designing), art (rules in aesthetic processes), literature (constraints of creative processes to enable new horizons – see OULIPO) and architectural limitations of tools to open possibilities. Diverse experiences of interdisciplinary research projects with sets of dialogical rules as starting point for artistic or collective and experimental research, research by design about difficult heritage or interdisciplinary research projects as part of study programmes have been discussed. The students based the knowledge growth in the lecture series about design positions of Christopher Alexander, J. Christopher Jones, Betty Edwards a.o.

3-Professors, Lecturers, Team

Teaching Team:

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dagmar Jäger (responsible)
Prof. Anu Juurak, Prof. Irina Raud
LYNK architects Üllar Ambos, Kaisa Lasner, Pille Noole + Ioannis Lykouras, Tallinn;
& members/professors of the faculty as guest critics

Special Guests:

Prof. Dr. Ricardo Carvalho, Prof. Aires Mateus (UAL Lisbon, Accademia di Architettura Mendrisio), Prof. Dr. Esa Laaksonen (Alvar Aalto Academy), Oskars Redbergs, Architect and programme director, RISEBA, Riga, Constantinos Marcou, Architect, Cyprus

Assessment criteria

Student attendance and active participation in seminars, presentations and visits will be assessed as well as their ability to incorporate historical, theoretical and methodological considerations into their proposals. Students will be evaluated on the basis of continual assessment throughout the different work phases. This includes personal reviews, critic sessions and final presentations. As well as an evaluation of oral presentations, work submitted by students that apply the graphic formats indicated in the Exercises will also be taken into account. Work submitted analogue and digital must respect the format and deadlines established in the course general schedule.

4-Schedule Workshop Design Reflection 1

Week 1

2015-09-01
11.30am Welcome roof studios, introduction Lecture 01 with Dagmar Jäger (DJ)
12.30-5pm Round table & studio work – E1
5-6pm Lecture 02 Dagmar Jäger – Architectural Research 01
6.15 Welcome of Department with Irina Raud and colleagues
2015-09-02
9-1.30 Studio work E1
1.30-2.15 Lecture 03 Anu Juurak – Artistic Strategies
2.15-4pm Studio presentation E1, Intro in E2, with A. Juurak & DJ
4-6pm Visit of Exhibition with Anu Juurak
2015-09-03
9-11am Studio work E2, choice of topic
11-12am Lecture 04 Katrin Paadam: Social construction of Identities; mod. DJ
12-1pm Studio talk about the choice of space of memory with Katrin Paadam & DJ
2-3pm Introduction Literature E4 and more, with DJ
3-Xpm Studio work E2
2015-09-04
9-11am Studio finishing mock up work E2
11-12 Lecture 05 Constantinos Marcou: Architectural Research. Position; mod. DJ
12-4pm Studio presentation E2 with C. Marcou, DJ, Lynk Üllar Ambos
4pm Introduction in E3 with DJ
2015-09-05
2-5pm ArchitecTour with Irina Raud about Tallinn’s modern heritage

Week 2

2015-09-07
9am-4pm Studio work E3.1
4-7pm Studio feed back with Lynk, Kaisa Lasner
2015-09-08
9am-3pm Studio work E3.1
3-7pm Studio presentation E3.1 with DJ & Lynk, Intro in E3.2 DJ
Evening: Opening Kulturikatel Exhibition Conditions for contemporary culture: Riga
2015-09-09
9am-11am Studio work E3.2
11-12am Lecture 06 Dagmar Jäger: Architectural Research 02
12-1.30pm Studio lectures students Design Methodology E4 Part 1, with DJ
2.30-7pm Studio work E3.2 with feed back DJ
Evening: Opening Tallinn Architecture Biennale 2015
2015-09-10
9-1pm Studio work E3.2
1-3pm Studio feed back with DJ & Günter Barczik
3-6pm Studio work E3.2
6pm Lecture 07 Günter Barczik: Architectural Design Strategies, mod. DJ (EAD Making of)
2015-09-11
11-1pm Studio lectures students Design Methodology E4 Part 2 with DJ
1-4pm Studio work E3.2
4-7pm Studio feed back with Lynk, Üllar Ambos, Kaisa Lasner
2015-09-12
2-5pm ArchitecTour with Lynk about Tallinn’s architecture

Week 3

2015-09-14
9-4pm Studio work E3.2
4-7pm Studio feed back with Lynk, Üllar Ambos, Pille Noole
2015-09-15
9am-11am Studio work E3.2
11-12am Lecture 08 Dagmar Jäger: Architectural Research 03
1-3pm Studio work E3.2 with feed back DJ
3-7pm Studio work E3.2
2015-09-16
Morning Studio finishing / printing work E3.2
1.30-5pm Studio talk, lecture 09 & presentation of E3.2 with Esa Laaksonen, Helsinki & DJ
5pm Introduction in E5, with DJ
2015-09-17
9-4 Studio work E3.5
4-8 TAB Panel discussion, seminar & lectures with Oscars Redbergs and Dagmar Jäger
"Riga Talks" at Kulturikatel in the frame of TAB CLUB: Politics of memory in the city
2015-09-18
9-11am Studio work E3.5
11-1pm Lecture 09 Oscars Redbergs: Architectural Research. Position and studio talk, mod. DJ
1-4pm Studio work E3.5
4-7pm Studio feed back with Lynk, Üllar Ambos, Pille Noole
2015-09-19
Day trip ArchitecTour with Lynk Estonia (Tartu)

Week 4

2015-09-21
9-4am Studio work E3.5
4-7pm Studio feed back with Lynk, Üllar Ambos, Pille Noole
2015-09-22
9-11am Studio work E3.5
11-1pm Lecture 10 Dagmar Jäger: Architectural Research 04
1-4pm Studio work E3.5
4-Xpm Studio feed back with DJ; finishing of E5 / printing
2015-09-23
9-11am studio work finalization, preparation of presentation E3.5
11-1pm Lecture 11 Christiane Fichtner: Artistic Voyage Research
2-6pm Final Studio critic / lecture presentation of E3.5 and all precedent works with Katrin Paadam (to confirm) & DJ
2015-09-24
9am-3pm finalizing, documentation & exhibition mounting with LYNK & DJ
3-5pm Presentation of all works with Ricardo Carvalho, LYNK & DJ
6-8pm European Architecture Dialogue: Making of. R. Carvalho & Aires Mateus
2015-09-25
11-1pm Exhibition tour & farewell with Irina Raud, Andres Keevallik and Jakob Kübarsepp (to confirm), DJ


[Fig. 4] Reflections Tallinn, ArchitecTour Dagmar Jäger, 2015-06-09

[Programme: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dagmar Jäger]


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Class-01: 20.02.-18.03.2012 Design Methods Reflection 2 [CBU][C1]

Reflexion 2 [R2] Programme

The subject of this 4 week seminar is the reflection of the entire cycle of workshops and the work out of an individual programme [portfolio] for the Master’s thesis. The summarised presentation of the eight workshops provides a basis for each student to focus on the potentials of the results.
Portfolio Submission Deadline 28.03.2012
Approval of Admission 09.04.2012

(Part 1) ASSESSMENTS R2 Reflection

(1) POSTER with all 9 workshop results , 1 x 1 meter per student (individual work) (2) Description and analysis of the individual workshop results
• Abstract [TEXT] of each workshop result, per workshop 300 words (individual work)
• Analysis [DIAGRAM with TEXT] (team work) of each given workshop programme under the following aspects:
        -  structuring / steps of transformation process (inbetween tasks) of the 6 weeks
        -  tools like scetch, diagram, drawing, model, foto
        -  given information material / which material was implemented
        -  which knowledge was implemented (films, literature o.a.) and from which discipline
        -  dialogue elements and when they were implemented into the ws schedule
Poster: until 22/23.02.2012 [individual review] Presentation and delivery: 01.03.2012 

(Part 2) ASSESSMENTS R2 Master’s Thesis Portfolio

The candidate chooses between the 5 given Master’s thesis topics and the local professor until the 1st of march 2012. Each student develops a programme [portfolio] for the individual Master’s thesis working process. The portfolio shall be submitted in brochure form analog and digital [Archive] and must contain at least the following:
    •    Motive for the work and question(s) raised by, research topic and field
    •    Objective of the defined task and methodology / strategy / approach
    •    Literature list about the historical and research background
    •    Information about the plot / the site, plan material (sources)
    •    Case studies selected to name
    •    Spatial programme for urban and project work
    •    Working programme: timetable; steps for reaching a solution

2012-03-01 Exhibition Opening: 8 Workshops [C1]

Zeit: Donnerstag 01.03.2012 um: 17.00 Uhr (bis ca. 19 Uhr)
Ort: Studio LG 2D . 1. Stock . BTU . Cottbus
Veranstaltung im Rahmen von Architektur.Studium.Generale
V. Prof. Dr. Ing. Dagmar Jäger
Studierende:
Üllar Ambos, Estland | Maria Bello, Portugal | Kenton Card, USA | Elena Herwarth von Bittenfeld, Deutschland | Kassem Eida, Libanon | Tomás Forjaz, Portugal | Anne Groß, Deutschland | Hyungi Jung, Südkorea | Jaan Kuusemets, Estland | Kaisa Lasner, Estland | Erko Luhaaru, Estland | Ioannis Lykouras, Griechenland | | Eduardo Magno, Portugal | Pille Noole, Estland | Jose Antonio Pavon Gonzalez, Spanien | José De La Peña, Spanien | Raiko Reinson, Estland | Sebastian Seyfarth, Deutschland | Niklas Thies, Deutschland
Nach einem Jahr intensiver Projektarbeit in sieben verschiedenen Ländern und acht Universitäten präsentieren die Studierenden in einer komprimierten Präsentation die Ergebnisse der acht Workshops. Der erste Jahrgang des neuen, internationalen Studiengangs Architektur.Studium.Generale steht vor dem Abschluss des Studiums durch die fünfmonatige Masterarbeit. Die Veranstaltung findet im Rahmen der vierwöchigen Lehrveranstaltung "Reflexion 2" statt, die Dagmar Jäger gemeinsam mit Prof. Inken Baller und Prof. Chris Burns zur Vorbereitung der Masterarbeit durchführt. Die Masterarbeit wird der Vertiefung der Auseinandersetzungen in den Workshops dienen.
Die Aufgabenstellungen der Workshops - Herzstück des Studiums - hatten die Transformation der europäischen Stadt in großer Bandbreite zum Gegenstand. In Innsbruck wurde für den Alpenort Obergurgel eine visionäre Siedlungszukunft von den Studierenden entwickelt. Die Umwidmung einer industriellen und heute innerstädtischen Brache, der ehemaligen Waggonwerke Linke-Hofmann, waren das Thema des Workshops in Wroclaw/Breslau. Die behutsame Umnutzung oder Ergänzung vorhandener Bausubstanz waren auch die Themen der Workshops in Cottbus und Lissabon – in Cottbus wurde die Frage nach dem Umgang mit der jungen DDR- Geschichte und ihrer zukünftigen Nutzung am Beispiel der ehemaligen Stasi-Hauptverwaltung behandelt; eine topograpisch schwierige Situation inmitten der historischen Stadt von Lissabon war Gegenstand für die Entwicklung einer neuen Hybrid-Gebäudetypolgie im Tourismus. In Tallinn haben die Studierenden über energiesparsame Gebäudesysteme der Architektur gearbeitet. Vorschläge für die Entwicklung von lebenswerten Potentialen des kosmopolitischen Jaffa in Tel Aviv und eine künstlerische Auseinandersetzung mit dem Wedding und seinen Spezifika haben den Workshop-Reigen abgeschlossen. Die Workshops sind von zahlreichen Professorinnen und Professoren der Partnerhochschulen sowie eingeladenen Experten und Gastlektoren aus dem europäischen Raum begleitet.
BTU Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus Faculty 2 - Architecture, Civil Engineering and Urban Planning with: Tallinn University of Technology, Faculty of Engeneering | Universidade Autónoma de Lisbo, Departamente de Arquitectura | Wrocław, University of Technology, Faculty of Architecture | University of Innsbruck Faculty of Architecture | Universidad de Sevilla, Escuela Técnica superior de Arquitectura, department of architectural history, theory and composition | Tel Aviv University David Azrieli Scool of Architecture | Graduate School of the Arts and the Sciences, Universität der Künste, Berlin | Muthesius Kunsthochschule Kiel, Masterstudiengang Raumstrategien | École Nationale d‘ Architecture de Marseille


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Class-02: 04.10.-07.11.2011 Design Methods Propaedeutic at Cottbus [CBU] [C2]

Design Methodology

Design Methodology prepares students for the workshops at eight different design schools, so they develop an awareness for, and acquire a repertoire of, analytical skills and tools for heterogeneous approaches in their project work for dealing with urban and architectural assignments as well as for making theoretical and self-reflective observations. The course will teach students to decipher design strategies in an objectifying manner, show them methods for acquiring practical knowledge and enable them to design processes. In a comparative discourse, we will discuss artistic and scientific methods of analysis and theories as well as personal attitudes and standpoints from the areas of design methodology, interdisciplinary and creative teamwork, building research methods, design research and the artistic search for evidence. 
The modul as part of the propaedeutic course in Architecture consists of an exercise sequence and a seminar and will be followed up by the Modul “Reflection 1 & 2”. 
Design Methodology Exercise: The exercises start off with an analysis of exemplary design background and projects / undergraduate theses done by the participants in the fields of architecture, urban planning and landscape architecture. The students’ heterogeneous background — from different countries, diverse cultures and various schools of thought and design — provides the foundations for taking a superordinate look at diverging positions and approaches. Visual, spatial, graphic, drawing-based, and text-oriented analyses will be developed in four steps. The presentation and discussion of the analysis forms the methodical framework within which the spatial, political, historical and socio-cultural characteristics of heterogeneous local contexts are to be compiled for the subsequent project work in various media, documented digitally or by hand, and developed further or commented upon in the design assignments.
The Seminar Design Methods will combine the discussions on the exercises with the theoretical presentation of a wide range of possible design positions from the second half of the 20th century until nowadays. A lecture series demonstrates contemporary positions by guest lecturers from architecture and urban planning. The perspectives of design theories of the 20th century will be illustrated by the students, with particular reference to the viewpoints of J.C. Jones, D.A. Schön, etc..
Several „Architectours“ and Film evenings will complement the research work.
E1 Voyage Diary I 
Journey diagram 1: Experimental approach to the artistic topic of journey sketch book. Biographical architects journey diary, self-observation, self-reflection. 
Output: scientific graph 1x1m
E2 Space of Architecture 
Individually important spatial experiences to be visualized and interpreted. 
Output: Imagery narration; atmospheric model without scale; technical drawing.
E3 Interdisciplinary Design Methods
Presentation (3.1) and analysis of an individual, exemplary design project (e.g. undergraduate theses) in the fields of architecture, urban planning and landscape architecture. A methodical reference to be reflected in the context of the individual strategy (3.2). 
Output: (3.1) Lecture (3.2) Visual, spatial, graphic, drawing-based, text-oriented analyses, Diagram 1x1m
E4 Voyage Diary II  
Journey diagram of selected important architects of the 20th century: Documentation and analysis of influence, research and comparison of journey documents and built heritage.
Output: Diagram 1x1m, Presentation
Assessment criteria
Student attendance and active participation in seminars, presentations and visits will be assessed as well as their ability to incorporate historical, theoretical and methodological considerations into their proposals. Students will be evaluated on the basis of continual assessment throughout the different work phases. This includes personal reviews, critic sessions and final presentations. As well as an evaluation of oral presentations, work submitted by students that apply the graphic formats indicated in the Exercises will also be taken into account. Work submitted analogue and digital must respect the format and deadlines established in the course general schedule.

SCHEDULE

[1] Voyage Diary I  04.-06.10. Presentation 06.10.
[2] Space of Architecture 07.-12.10. Presentation 12.10. 
[3] Design Methods 13.-25.10. Presentation 25.10. [Pin up BA Works 18./19.10]
[4] Voyage Diary II 26.10.-01.11. Presentation 01.11. with 
                             Vernissage + Welcome Party

Lecture Serie Design Methods 

04.10. Introduction 2.-6pm. Studio
              V.Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dagmar Jäger: Design Reflection
Lectures from 2 to 3 pm. BTU IKMZ 7th floor Foyer
05.10. [1] V.Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Brigitte Scholz: IBAs as Instrument of Planning
06.10. [2] Christiane Fichtner: Biography as esthetic Tool
11.10. [3] V.Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dagmar Jäger: Design Process or How to design Programmes
13.10. [4] Dipl.-Ing. Carola Ebert: Design Methods. Selected Texts 1. Students A.S.G. [1.30-6p.m] 
18.10. [5] Dipl.-Ing. Günter Barzik: Design Programming 
19.10. [6] Dip.-Ing. Julia Zillich: The Cottbus Experiment 
25.10. [7] V.Prof. Dr.-Ing. Frank Schwartze: Urban Strategies 
26.10. [8] Design Methods. Selected Texts 2. Students A.S.G. [1.30-6p.m] 
01.11. [9] V.Prof. Dr.-Ing. Robert Knippschild: European Planning Instruments 

ArchitecTour 1-5 

08.10. 1 Cottbus Architecture
15.10. 2 Coal Mining Projects IBA F.P.L
22.10. 3 Dresden 
29.10. 4 Dessau 
04.-06.10. 5 Berlin 
Recommended Literature Design Methods
>>>see exercise sheet
Recommended Films: Processes in art and architecture
>>>see exercise sheet
[Programme: Dr.-Ing. Dagmar Jäger]


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Class-01: 04.10.-07.11.2010 Design Methods Propaedeutic at Cottbus [CBU] [C1]


Design Methodology

Design Methodology prepares for the workshops at eight different architecture universities & ‘design schools’, to develop and acquire a repertoire of analytical skills and tools for heterogeneous approaches in project work for dealing with urban and architectural assignments as well as for making theoretical and self-reflective observations. The students’ heterogeneous background — from different countries, diverse cultures and various schools of thought and design — provides the foundations for taking a superordinate look at diverging positions and approaches. 
The exercise will be accompanied by a literature research to combine the experience of the exercise aimed at architectural, strategic self-reflection with the theoretical presentation of a wide range of possible design methods of several architects from the second half of the 20th century (J.C. Jones, D.A. Schön).


[see: Workshop Programme]