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Augmented Reality for Cultural Heritage

+++ Due to the Covid-19 pandemic the TU Berlin Summer University will not take place on campus this year. Registrations for our Summer University Online program are now open! +++

Summer University Term 4: August 17th - August 28th, 2020

Course price: 950 Euros

22 hours of class per week, 3 ECTS credit points, max.16 participants



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.

Learning Goals and Syllabus


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.


Please find the syllabus for Summer University 2020 here.

You may find the syllabus useful when discussing with your home University whether the ECTS credits attainable for this course are accepted by them.


The general prerequisites of the TU Berlin Summer University are the following: at least one year of university experience + English level B2 or equivalent.

Previous knowledge of 3D modeling or programming is not required,
but helpful.


Franziska Ritter is a scenographer and studied architecture at the TU Berlin (diploma) as well as film and photography at the University of North London. She is a lecturer and research assistant in the Master's programme in Stage Design_Scenic Space at the TU Berlin. From 2016 to 2018, Franziska Ritter led the DFG project to digitize the theatre collection of the TU Berlin with the Architecture Museum of the TU Berlin and the Beuth Hochschule Berlin. She is a lecturer for exhibition design, scenography and theatre construction at various universities and departments, e.g. photography at the Design Akademie Berlin, Raumszenarien UDK Berlin, Theatertechnik Beuth HS Berlin, Bologna.Lab HU Berlin, Interior Design CREAD Lyon France.

Pablo Dornhege researches, develops and designs real and virtual narrative spaces in his design studio 105106. During his studies at the Berlin University of the Arts, he focused on exhibition design and digital/analog spatial systems. In 2006 he co-founded the independent design group "Laborrotwang" and founded studio 105106 in 2018. In addition to his work as a designer and his research activities, he teaches among other universities at the Berlin University of the Arts, where he was visiting professor for exhibition design from 2017 to 2018.

Please direct questions about the course to the TU Berlin Summer University Team at: . We will answer your questions and direct specific queries regarding course content to the course lecturers where necessary.

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Summer University Term 4: August 17th - August 28th, 2020

Course price: 950 Euros

22 hours of class per week, 3 ECTS credit points

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Beth Sibly, Director
+49 30 4472 0230