Berlin, Germany

Augmented Reality for Museums & Theatre

when 17 August 2020 - 28 August 2020
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 3 EC
fee EUR 950

Due to the Covid-19 outbreak, this program has been cancelled for 2020. Please check our website for the new TU Berlin Summer University Online program.

This workshop aims at the conception of communication-strategies for historical and future theatre architectures and their digital implementation in physical, augmented and virtual spaces. Augmented Reality is not a technological fad, but will change our media landscape permanently. It opens up new ways of experiencing content in spatial systems, it creates new approaches and levels of communication. The technology must be understood as independent media with different mechanisms, visual languages and formal necessities.

On the occasion of the European "Sharing Heritage" year, we are asking which potentials digital tools such as AR can generate in the museum and theatrical context and how the accessibility to im/material "theatre objects" can be improved. Specific theatres in Berlin are at the centre of the investigation (to be defined). Historical objects in theatre collections and archives, such as drawings, photos, models and audio tracks, tell us today about theatre architecture and theatre stories. With the help of AR, these are to be brought to life. Current topics and, above all, future visions are to be made tangible to the audience.

Course leader

Franziska Ritter
Pablo Dornhege

Target group

The target group includes current university students who have completed at least one year of their studies (Bachelor's, Master's or PhD level). Working professionals with equivalent work experience are also welcome to apply. Previous knowledge of 3D modeling or programming is not required,
but helpful.

Course aim

In interdisciplinary teams, various conceptual ideas and their prototypical realizations for digital and interactive services in AR are developed. The workshop teaches how augmented reality can be used to create narrative spaces.

Credits info

3 EC
3 ECTS (European Credit Transfer System) for the academic course.

Fee info

EUR 950: The fee covers public transportation for the duration of the course, excursions, course materials, and a cultural program.