CLaD has been recently granted by LANDSAM. The so-called fagmidler project which is based on the collaboration across several departments (e.g. Landscape Architecture, Urban and Regional Planning, International Studies, Public Health and EIE-JUSS) has funded several activities that ClaD is currently developing.The goal of this project is to put together a strong academic cross-departmental team at LANDSAM (with national and international researchers affiliated to it) that focuses on social justice, equality and democracy and their relationship to landscape as space.
The expected outcome is to create synergies within the Faculty for research pertaining the societal global challenges outline above to spin off research projects and international collaborations.The expected results are a roadmap with priorities, themes, tasks, and milestones for the medium term future of CLaD. The following steps will allow to create the roadmap.
1 Mapping Workshop . The workshop, one full day, will take place in September, 2020, nearby the campus in Ås. Its aim is to map out current research at LANDSAM that is relevant to the themes of ClaD.
2 Roadmap Retreat. This step aims to setting out of a roadmap for ClaD with short- and medium- term objectives/milestones. The roadmap will be first drafted by the applicants in a series of close, regular meetings. When a satisfactory agreement will be reached, the draft will be presented and discussed to larger CLaD team (see step 1) in a lunch-to-lunch retreat nearby Ås. About two international faculty will be invited to participate in the work of this retreat. In this retreat, sub-groups will be formed and invited to edit and re-present the draft to the larger group for a deeper discussion. At the end of this process, the road map will be finalized and agreed upon.
3 Spin-Off Day. During the workshop on step 3 we will make the case for having a submission of a proposal for a larger research application to RCN (or similar councils) as a first, short-term milestone. This collaborative research proposal will be drafted in a last, full-day workshop in Ås. During this time, the results of the previous steps will be compiled on the ClaD website (we will previously ask everyone which materials they would like to share.