GLA304 Analysis and design of contested landscapes II
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ECTS credits: 15
Faculty: Faculty of Landscape and Society
Teaching language: EN
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Course frequency: Every year.
First time: 2020H
Students enrolled in the Master Landscape Architecture for Global Sustainability programme.
Through the analysis of a specific case of a contested landscape in a Nordic context that is thematically linked to GLA302 and the elaboration of a design-related problem-solving approach, students will learn how to apply design thinking in a global context. The studio course is question- or problem-driven and embraces wicked problems. Topics, methods and objectives are specified in the studio brief.
Through field trip(s) students get an insight in the particularities of the specific case study and site, and how to carry out fieldwork (under consideration of research ethics). The specific landscape is explored, documented and mapped in the field and by other available sources, such as maps and written material. The analysis of all material and the design process are carried out within a studio framework.
Within this framework students explore different theories, concepts, and methods that are relevant for the development of the design project, and test their application and relevance in an iterative process.
The students are guided through the project by lectures, short presentations, assignments as well as continuous feedback to the developing work. Feedback is provided by the responsible staff, and in the form of peer reviews, in a midterm and a final review.
Lectures, short presentations, fieldwork, assignments, reviews, peer reviews.
Feedback and reviews.
Under development; the relevant materials will be available at the start of the course.
Relevant Bachelor's degree.
GLA301, GLA 302, GLA303 or equivalent knowledge.
Assignments; all assignments need to be ‘approved’ to pass the course
Expected full-time attendance.
Presentation of the studio outcome(s) at midterm and final review.
Active participation in the discussion with the invited reviewers.
A portfolio consisting of final project outcome(s), graded
All submissions have to be submitted in ENGLISH ONLY.
Admission to the Master Landscape Architecture for Global Sustainability programme. External students may enroll based on an individual case.
Priority to students enrolled in the Master Landscape Architecture for Global Sustainability programme.
Reduction of credits:
Type of course:
375 hours consisting of lectures, short presentations, fieldwork, assignments, reviews, peer reviews, and self-study.
An external examiner evaluates the final project outcome(s) and reviews the students’ work in midterm and the final review.
Examination details: Portfolio: A - E / F