LAA321 Restoration, Conservation and Development - Garden/Park or Cultural Landscape

Course responsible: Annegreth Dietze-Schirdewahn
ECTS credits: 10
Department: Department of Landscape Architecture and Spatial Planning
Teaching language: EN, NO
(NO=norsk, EN=Engelsk)
Limits of class size: 15 - min 10
Teaching exam periods: Course starts in Agust block with an excursion. The assignment is delivered during the Fall parallel.
Frequency: Every year.
First time: 2009H
Priority: M-LA
Course contents: The cultural landscape Austrått at Ørland will be used as case. The landscape close to Austråttborgen (a small castle from the 17th century) is related to the experience of natural and cultural values. This involves knowledge about the different qualities to manage such a complex landscape. Students will choose a task related to different problems in: conservation/restoration and management of historic gardens and landscapes, management of cultural landscapes and communication of values as a combined natural and cultural experience. Austrått has considerable potential as an attraction for culture-based tourism. The relationship between such district-oriented economic development and the cultural-historical heritage management considerations of the historical values will also be a central theme of the course. The course is based on a combination of lectures, excursions and group work, and consists of a theoretical part and a studio part. The emphasis is put on investigation of gardens and cultural landscape and interpretation of the historical traces and remains. The participants will get an overview of the tools used to analyse the traces in the landscape. Conventions and regulations, ICOMOS Florence-charter. The relation between cultural and natural heritage management. In addition, the course explains the procedures for treatment of an historical garden in the planning process. Conservation and restoration plans, methodology, development of main concept, analysis of the existing situation, discussion of historical relations, and management plans. Travel and accommodation (except food and other expenses) at Ørland for max. 4 days covered.Pre-registration for field trip is required and must be made no later than 07.07.2014.The field trip is planned in the so called augustblokk(week 35). Deadline for the projects is Friday 14.11.2014.
Learning outcome: The aim is to give the students knowledge of central topics in relation to investigation, conservation, restoration and management of historical gardens and landscapes, including the challenges in today"s cultural heritage management for both private and public sector. When the course is finished, the students should be able to recognize and investigate an historical garden or garden element, and present an analysis of this according to historical sources and layers.
Teaching methods: The course is based on a combination of lectures, excursions and group work, and consists of a theoretical part and a studio part.
Teaching support: -
Syllabus: -
Prerequisites: LAA211 or equivalent
Mandatory activite: 80% attendance at lectures and excursion.
Exam: -
Nominal workload: 300 hours
Entrance requirements: Minimum requirements for entrance to higher education in Norway (generell studiekompetanse)
Reduction of credits: -
Type of course: Lectures: 20 hours, Fieldwork 40 hours, Seminar: 10 hours, Exercises 30 hours
Note: The course is also offered other graduate students at ILP and INA.
Examination aids:
Examination details: Term paper: A - E / Ikke bestått

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