052-0911-20L  Repair: Encouragement to Think and Make

SemesterAutumn Semester 2020
LecturersS. Langenberg
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionGerman
CommentITA Pool Introduction Event: Information on courses offered by the Institute ITA: 7.9.20, 10-11 h, HIB Open Space.


052-0911-20 SReparatur: Anstiftung zum Denken und Machen
Keine Lehrveranstaltung am 22.10. (Seminarwoche) sowie in den letzten beiden Semesterwochen (vor Schlussabgaben).
ITA Pool Einführungsveranstaltung über die angebotenen Kurse des Instituts ITA: 7.9.20, 10-11h, HIB Open Space.
2 hrs
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19.11.15-16HIT F 11.1 »
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S. Langenberg

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AbstractThe lifespan of objects is decreasing not only in product design but also in architecture due to complex constructions, use of materials that are difficult to dismantle, and industrial manufacturing processes. Repairability is becoming less of a concern - replacement seems to be the norm. We need to rethink the way we build, starting already during the planning phase.
ObjectiveTraditional topics of preservation are combined with implementations of contemporary repair and FAB initiatives to raise awareness for a sustainable thinking and action. Students will learn both traditional and digital methods as well as the basic constructive and material criteria for repair. The objective is not only the hands-on repair of an object but especially the theoretical transfer to architecture.
ContentThe elective course will discuss and examine the reparability of products and constructions. Based on a broken object of their choice, each student will first identify its defects and the reasons. Subsequently, they will develop a repair concept and carry it out under expert guidance or with the aid of digital fabrication processes. The objective is not only to restore the object to a working condition, but also to improve it through repair - if and where possible.
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Performance assessment

Performance assessment information (valid until the course unit is held again)
Performance assessment as a semester course
ECTS credits2 credits
ExaminersS. Langenberg
Typegraded semester performance
Language of examinationGerman
RepetitionRepetition only possible after re-enrolling for the course unit.
Admission requirementITA Pool Einführungsveranstaltung über die angebotenen Kurse des Instituts ITA: 7.9.20, 10-11h, HIB Open Space.
Additional information on mode of examinationDie Benotung erfolgt aufgrund einer Zwischen- und Schlusspräsentation, die je zu 20% zur Schlussnote beitragen, und einer Schlussabgabe die 60% der Schlussnote ausmacht.

Grading is based on an mid-term and a final presentation, each of which contributes 20% to the final grade, and a final submission which makes up 60% of the final grade.

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