School of Architecture


Wednesday 9 October 2019 11:30am to 1:00pm


Room 51-304
Zelman Cowen Building (51) 
The University of Queensland
St Lucia QLD 4072


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Representing Architecture: Imaging Technologies as Research Tools

Emily Pugh, Principal Research Specialist and head of the Digital Art History (DAH) department at the Getty Research Institute, will provide an overview of the DAH at the GRI, explaining the role of the department within the Institute and the kinds of projects it undertakes. She will also give an introduction to the research project she is working on while at the ATCH, which focuses on Hans Scharoun’s Berlin Philharmonic (1960–63). Specifically, Emily’s project compares photography of the Berlin Philharmonic from the 1960s with 3D imaging done of the concert hall in 2017, in part to explore how 3D technologies might be used as tools for analyzing architecture, as well as disseminating architectural history scholarship and research in new and innovative ways.

Presenter: Emily Pugh


Digital Approaches to Cultural Heritage Beyond the State of Affairs

In cooperation with computer scientists at the TU Delft, I am developing an automatic recognition of buildings in images based on deep learning and linked data. On the one hand, this is intended to make buildings on images without annotations accessible to research. On the other hand, the recognition of image content serves to interlink repositories independently of linguistic parameters. Both will be of particular benefit to research into buildings outside the architectural canon which have not yet been sufficiently considered. The project is a sample of the changing research conditions of architectural historians, who will increasingly integrate quantitative methods into their daily work in the future. Furthermore, the project is involved in the FET Flagship Time Machine, a large-scale cooperation for the area-wide digitisation and semantic linking of all historical archival records in Europe.

At ATCH I would like to work on an overview of current digitisation projects that go beyond traditional aspects of digitisation in the architectural and spatial humanities. My aim is to identify novel methods and to dare an outlook on the future development of research in monument conservation and architectural history.


Tino Mager studied media technology in Leipzig and art history and communication science in Berlin, Barcelona and Tokyo; 2004 graduate engineer (Diplomingenieur), 2009 Magister Artium. In 2015 he received his PhD at the Institute of Art Studies and Historical Urban Studies at the TU Berlin with a thesis on the notion of authenticity in architectural heritage (Schillernde Unschärfe - der Begriff der Authentizität im architektonischen Erbe). The dissertation was funded by an Elsa Neumann Fellowship and was awarded the interdisciplinary Tiburtius Prize (1st prize) for outstanding dissertations. He completed research stays in Japan and at the University of California, Los Angeles and was a lecturer at the Technical University of Berlin and the ITU Istanbul. Subsequently, scientific assistant at the Chair of History and Theory of Architecture at the TU Dortmund and postdoctoral fellow of the Leibniz Association. Since 2017 he has been a postdoc at the Chair of History of Architecture and Urban Planning at the TU Delft. 

Tino's main interests include heritage conservation and cultural heritage theory. In addition, he has published on post-war modernist architecture and its preservation, on Japanese architecture and the transnational education of artists in the 19th century. As part of the ArchiMediaL project, he is working on the development of methods for the use of artificial intelligence in architectural historical research.


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Bernard Llanos
+61 7 3365 3537