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[Translate to Englisch:] Detmold Conference Week 2020

Digital Conference

Thinking the future together


In recent years, the future-proof and user-oriented design of the human living space has become a central and concrete field of action for important political and research agendas at national and international level and is currently more relevant than ever. There is a correspondingly high demand for developments to be accompanied by the expertise of the planning sciences and supported by theory-based and practice-oriented knowledge about human habitats. The younger generation of prospective planners also recognizes the need to take a more active role in the sustainable design of our living space.

In autumn 2020, together with the research areas of the Detmold School of Architecture and Interior Design, we dedicated ourselves for the first time to the topic of the built environment - the human habitat - in a digital conference. From human scale to urban scale. Because we are convinced that the complexity of our living space requires us to bring together the fragmented states of knowledge within the planning disciplines, but also beyond them.

Detmold Conference Weeks 2020

Looking Backward



We are expanding our view! Especially in times when we are all particularly preoccupied with the topic of transformation. 


How can we develop develop tools, services and analysis tools that contribute to improving the built environment?

How can we accompany the transformation process of our cities and develop sustainable solutions that enhance the cultural heritage, the quality of life and the economic performance of urban and rural areas alike in the view?​

How can we make the interactions between people, space and objects visible and transfer them into action knowledge for decision-makers and planning disciplines?



We explore these questions and more together through the thematic clusters Data Driven Design, Strategies for the Built Environment and Quality of Life in the Built Environment, which deal specifically with the social challenges of qualitative design of the human habitat.



Two digital weeks full of impulses, ideas and discussions with international researchers, representatives of international universities, partners from the business world and actors from art, culture, the city and the region. 

Participation in the conference is free of charge for students and members of TH OWL as well as for external guests!


Language: German and English

Platform: Zoom


Zur DCW2020


Contact Partner


Coordination Knowledge Transfer 

Johanna Julia Dorf, M.A. Innenarchitektur

+49 5231 769 6454


Conference Team