School of Architecture and Civil Engineering

Research magazine: OUTPUT No. 26 published

17.12.2021|08:41 Uhr

The new issue is here: "Change and change" - that is the theme of the current issue of BUW.OUTPUT. The research magazine of the University of Wuppertal has been around since 2009. The 26th issue is being published today.

This issue of BUW.OUTPUT brings together articles that deal with different aspects of the topic of "transition and change" and which, in a small selection, also reflect the diversity of the specialist disciplines gathered at the Bergische Universität. At the beginning, what shook us last summer and will probably happen to an increasing extent in times of climate change is examined from an engineering perspective, but which is currently threatening to be overlooked again: the phenomenon of flooding, together with its prerequisites and consequences.

How should and can one build in the future and make urban living as sustainable as possible? A team from the Building Physics department of the Faculty of Architecture and Civil Engineering has succeeded in bringing the world's most important university building competition, the Solar Decathlon Europe (SDE), to Germany and the transformation city of Wuppertal for the first time. A second article presents exactly what awaits us on the Nordbahntrasse in the near future.

The true wealth of the future is no longer gold or oil, but data. How these can be used for the common good in such a way that people’s privacy is preserved while at the same time increasing the number of users is discussed in a contribution from the field of cryptography in a new, information technology-oriented form.

Looking at what is to come has always occupied people's imaginations. A contribution from the point of view of literary and cultural studies provides insightful insights into past and present narratives of the future in film and literature. A further, historiographically accentuated contribution applies to the meaning and perspective of what cultures regard as a "catastrophe" in order to then readjust the "human-environment structure" in each case.

In addition to news from the world of research, the current issue also offers a portrait of the "Wuppertal Center for Smart Materials & Systems" (CM@S).


OUTPUT authors in conversation

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