On June 9th, 2018, the MODSCAPES TUB team presented at the Lange Nacht der Wissenschaften – The Long Night of the Sciences, at the TUB’s Institute for Architecture Moderne Landschaften ländlicher Räume.
Vittoria Capresi, Christoph Muth, and Emily Bereskin presented a comparison between two of the MODSCAPES case studies, the southern Oderbruch (Brandenburg, Germany, former GDR) and the Pontine Plain (south of Rome, Italy), displaying initial research results on historical landscape development and building typologies along with a selection of primary source material.
The event is open to the general public, and was a great occasion to present and explain MODSCAPES to interested students, researchers, and the general public. Moreover, we invited visitors to share with us their knowledge of the Oderbruch region and thereby gained insight into certain, previously unknown, elements of the local landscape – for instance, the routes of historical ferry passages and the presence of a Stasi patrolling trail along the Oder-Neisse dyke.
The event, which celebrates scientific innovation across multiple discipline, showcased over 2,000 programs across 70+ research institutions between the hours of 5pm and midnight in Berlin and Potsdam. The exhibitions at the Technical University Berlin proved to be some of the most visited in the city, as the university welcomed over 22,000 guests.