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Design Project - Site, Concept and Theory

The focus of this course is on the design process in landscape architecture and planning. It spans the intricate interplay from concept development, via design theory to sketch proposals. The course is based on one or several real design tasks in different kinds of landscapes. Through these design tasks specific and general questions on the design of landscape architecture will be discussed together with the theory of landscape design. Inspiration comes from historical and professional examples in landscape architecture as well as contemporary scientific and practice orientated fields of design and architecture. The course participants will also be encouraged to seek inspiration from different fields such as architecture, painting, sculpture, music, dance and theatre. The participants are encouraged to experimentally develop and appraise different individual design methods.

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The course evaluation is open between 2024-03-12 and 2024-04-02

Additional course evaluations for LK0367

Academic year 2022/2023

Design Project - Site, Concept and Theory (LK0367-30022)

2023-01-16 - 2023-03-21

Academic year 2021/2022

Design Project - Site, Concept and Theory (LK0367-30226)

2022-01-17 - 2022-03-23

Academic year 2020/2021

Design Project - Site, Concept and Theory (LK0367-30116)

2021-01-18 - 2021-03-23

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Litterature list

Barthes, R. (1981). Camera Lucida: Reflections on Photography. New York: Hill and Wang, (selected pages).

Borch, C. & Kornberger, M. (eds.) (2015). Urban Commons. Rethinking the City. New York: Routledge (selected pages).

Eames, C. & Eames, R. (1977). Powers of Ten (9 min film).

Gibson, R. (2015). Changescapes: Complexity, Mutability, Aesthetics. Perth: UWA Publishing, pp. 195-206.

Gora, M. & Bandolin G. (2014). How Much for a Tree? Göteborg, Stockholm: Makadam Förlag.

Haldrup, M., Samson, K., Laurien, T. (2022). Designing for Multispecies Commons. Ecologies and Collaborations in Participatory Design. In: Participatory Design Conference 2022 Vol. 2, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom.

Ingold, T. (2010). Footprints through the weather-world: walking, breathing, knowing. Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute, 16, pp. 121-139.

Lambertini, A. (2022). Soil as a Landscape. Nature, crossings and immersions, new topographies. In: Latini L., Zanon, S. (eds.). Urban soils. Notes for an in-depth landscaping project. Treviso: Fondazione Benetton Studi Ricerche, pp. 35-46.
Lambertini, A. (2022). Hybrid, cosmopolitan, inventive. Nature of urban wildness. In: Boschiero, P., Folkerts, T., Latini, L. (eds.). Naturpark Schöneberger Südgelände and Berlin's Urban Nature. Treviso: Fondazione Benetton Studi Ricerche, pp. 202-215.

Latham, A. & Layton, J. (2019). Social infrastructure and the public life of cities: Studying urban sociality and public spaces. Geography Compass, 13(7):e12444.

Mack, J. (2021). Impossible nostalgia: green affect in the landscapes of the Swedish Million Programme. Landscape Research, 46:4, pp. 558-573.

Perec, G. (2010). An Attempt at Exhausting a Place in Paris. Cambridge: Wakefield Press.
Perec, G. (1997). Species of Spaces and Other Pieces. London, New York: Penguin Books, (selected pages).

Raxworthy, J. (2018). Overgrown. Practices between Landscape Architecture and Gardening. Cambridge: MIT Press, (selected pages).

Simonsen, K., & Koefoed, L. (2020). Geographies of Embodiment: Critical Phenomenology and the World of Strangers. London: SAGE Publications (selected pages).
Simonsen, K. (2007). Practice, spatiality and embodied emotions: An outline of a geography of practice. Human Affairs, 17(2), pp. 168-181.

von Seggern, H. (2019). Crossing fields. Designing and researching Raumgeschehen. In: Prominski, M., von Seggern, H. (eds.). *Design Research for Urban Landscapes. Theories and Methods. *London and New York: Routledge, pp. 8-32.

Course facts

The course is offered as an independent course: No The course is offered as a programme course: Landscape Architecture- Master's Programme Landscape Architecture Programme, Alnarp Tuition fee: Tuition fee only for non-EU/EEA/Switzerland citizens: 74982 SEK Cycle: Master’s level (A1N)
Subject: Landscape Architecture
Course code: LK0367 Application code: SLU-30087 Location: Alnarp Distance course: No Language: English Responsible department: Department of Landscape Architecture, Planning and Management Pace: 100%