Fredrik Bajers Vej 5
P.O. Box 159 DK-9100 Aalborg
Phone: +45 9940 9940
29.08.2018 kl. 09.00 - 30.08.2018 kl. 17.30
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26.09.2018 at 00.00 PM - 01.00 PM
In 2015, the 2030 UN Sustainable Development Goals were adopted. 17 goals setting a path that, if followed to the end, will make the world a better place for people and environment both. C-MUS needs a discussion about (some of) these goals, and explore how we can be part of the global work towards a better future. We praise ourselves as being one of the top mobilities research institutions internationally, and with this position surely follows an obligation to engage in the global debate about sustainable development. Goals 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, and 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities seem particularly relevant, so this BB will take a point of departure in these, and open the floor for a discussion of a C-MUS engagement with the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
27.09.2018 at 00.00 PM - 01.00 PM
This brown bag will share and discuss the process of the data collection of the project and the implementation of tracking technologies, ethnographic and qualitaitve studies, and design interventions as methods, which took place in CPH airport during August and September 2018. The idea is to show raw data/preliminary findings in order to start elaborating reflections, analyses strategies and theoretical concepts.
25.10.2018 at 00.00 PM - 01.00 PM
This presentation will take the thread up from a previous Brown Bag seminar that asked whether the concept of ’nudging’ might be useful for Mobilities Design. This will be discussed and reflected upon through the unfolding of three mobile situations evolving around three different in-situ interventions. The situations will be presented through empirical data from photos, observations, interviews, thermal cameras and eye-tracking glasses. In this way, the audience is invited to reflect along both on the question of how mobile situations can be nudged/staged through (design) interventions, but also on the analysis and sense-making of the empirical data.
15.11.2018 at 00.00 PM - 01.00 PM
This presentation takes point of departure in a book project titled ‘Latour for Architects’. It examine the French thinker Bruno Latour and what his highly original ideas and thoughts might mean to architural thinking and understanding. Latour’s key contribution to architectural thinking is in plain terms that he enables us to re-think and re-describe what we think we know in innovative, creative an surprising terms – with the repercussion of leaving us wiser and sharper on the world of architecture. The radical ‘promise’ of Latour’s thinking when applied to architecture is that ‘agency’ needs to be designated to many different entities (humans, buildings, materials, regulatory frames, local customs, spaces, doors, streets, ticket machines, cars etc.) Latour help us answer the question ‘what makes architecture happen?’ by showing the ‘agency of architecure’ to reside in multiple things and levels. In other words, by putting people, spaces and things at the same ontological level Latour shows us how dynamic and complex the world of architecture is. The book is motivated and animated by answering specific pragmatic questions such as: What does architecture do? What are architects doing? What practices and actions are enabled by specific designs and arhcitectures?
17.12.2018 at 00.00 PM - 01.00 PM
This BB seminar is dedicated to launching and presenting a new initiative in C-MUS. Over the last few years, C-MUS have been engaged in a number of collaborations with external partners (e.g. Municipalities, Transport Operators, Engineering Companies, Architectural Companies etc.). C-MUS Praksis is a new collaboration network between the University and out-side partners such as Aalborg Municipality, Aarhus Municipality, and Nordjyllands Trafikselskab (NT). The network is dedicated to the mission of bringing academic Mobilities research into deep and constructive relations with practice. Equally, the taking on of matters of concern from practice into C-MUS research is a key ambition. In this BB, we will present some of the debates, issues, and projects that C-MUS Praksis will be engaged with in the future.