The Cultural Heritage of Landscape Architecture
Information from the course leader
The Cultural Heritage of Landscape Architecture
Anna Peterson 2024-01-24
At the master level you will be expected to find much of your literature by yourself, this to show that you can find relevant literature but mostly so that you have the possibility to read texts that you personally find interesting and useful.
Student will choose one chapter each and present to the class for discussion.
- Howard, P. & B. Graham (Eds.) 2008. Ashgate Research Companion to Heritage and Identity. Aldershot: Ashgate. Available from as E-book through the SLU-library.
Students read the text as preparation for a work shop dealing with these concepts.
- Peterson, A. 2006. Farms between Past and Future; the heritage of our time. In: Farms between Past and Future – Local perspectives for farm planning, design and the new production of landscape values. Acta Universitatis agriculturae Sueciae. Agraria Doctoral Thesis 2006:17, SLU, Alnarp. Pp. 50-70. http://pub.epsilon.slu.se/1041/
Students will read one text each and together work on what cultural heritage and sustainable development go together.
- UNESCO Introducing Cultural Heritage into the Sustainable Development Agenda
- Petti, L., C. Trillo, C. & Makore, B.N. 2020. Cultural heritage and sustainable development targets: a possible harmonisation? Insights from the European Perspective. Sustainability 2020, 12, 926; doi:10.3390/su12030926
- CULTURE IN THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE 2030 AGENDA: A REPORT BY THE CULTURE 2030 GOAL CAMPAIGN https://agenda21culture.net/sites/default/files/culture2030goal_high.pdf
Students shall write a scientific paper with the proper influence of literature and it is
mandatory to find text by yourself. In the middle of the writing process students will choose
one of their texts that are considered useful for the others and make a short summery followed by a question to discuss for a paper seminar.
- Journal of Cultural Heritage
- European International Journal of Heritage Studies
- Journal of Landscape Architecture http://www.info-jola.de/
- Landscape Research
Examples of inspiration literature are available at Annas office and you are welcome to
borrow anything you want.
The 1st week there will be discussions in groups based on videos below to try and get to know what the cultural heritage in landscape architecture can be.
What Do Landscapes Tell Us About Our Culture? | Linnea Sando |TEDxHelena
Regenerating Neighborhoods with Cultural Heritage | Jeffrey Morgan | TEDxDesMoines City 2.0
Intangible Heritage - Why should we care? | Máiréad Nic Craith | TEDxHeriotWattUniversity
Valuing Heritage | Justin Gunther | TEDxSavannah
Cultural heritage: a basic human need | Sada Mire | TEDxEuston
Our right to land and freedom | Sofia Jannok | TEDxGateway
From landscape architecture to conservation agriculture | Thomas
Woltz | TEDxCharlottesville
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Academic year 2021/2022
2022-03-24 - 2022-06-05
Syllabus and other information
LK0403 The Cultural Heritage of Landscape Architecture, 15.0 CreditsThe Cultural Heritage of Landscape Architecture
Education cycleMaster’s level
Advanced study in the main fieldSecond cycle, has only first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
Master’s level (A1N)
The grade requirements within the course grading system are set out in specific criteria. These criteria must be available by the course start at the latest.
Prior knowledgeThe equivalent of 120 credits, of which 90 credits in one of the following main subjects:
• Landscape Architecture
• Spatial Planning
English 6 is also a specific entry requirement
After completion of the course, the student should be able to:
describe and critically analyse a place from an historical and a future perspective
discuss the physical and intangible heritage
describe and critically analyse cultural heritage in relation to societal development
formulate theoretical questions with relevance to impending changes in the landscape
The concept of cultural heritage is treated from different perspectives, e.g. urban, rural, local, regional, national, nature, culture, scale levels, etc. The course comprises lectures on the underlying principles, seminars in which the contextual situation is discussed, and study trips. The course concludes with an essay on one of the themes of the course, which should demonstrate that the student has applied the general objectives of the course. The course comprises literature studies and projects, individual as well as in groups. Projects are either theoretical or focus on actual contemporary cases. The relationship between theoretical concepts and practice is studied from historical and philosophical perspectives in order to support receptiveness for new ways to plan and create. The experiences of working landscape architects are used to put cultural heritage in a planning and design context. The students are expected to find literature and relevant angles by themselves.
The course comprises group projects, study trips (compulsory), workshops (compulsory), lectures, literature seminars, criticism (reviews), independent work with reading and writing.
Grading formThe grade requirements within the course grading system are set out in specific criteria. These criteria must be available by the course start at the latest.
Formats and requirements for examination
Lecturers will evaluate the quality of compulsory assignments submitted and presented by students, in particular the essay. Specifications of compulsory attendance and assignments are given at course start. Students’ knowledge and their ability to engage each other in critical and analytical discussions will also be assessed in the literature seminars.
If a student has failed an examination, the examiner has the right to issue supplementary assignments. This applies if it is possible and there are grounds to do so.
The examiner can provide an adapted assessment to students entitled to study support for students with disabilities following a decision by the university. Examiners may also issue an adapted examination or provide an alternative way for the students to take the exam.
If this syllabus is withdrawn, SLU may introduce transitional provisions for examining students admitted based on this syllabus and who have not yet passed the course.
For the assessment of an independent project (degree project), the examiner may also allow a student to add supplemental information after the deadline for submission. Read more in the Education Planning and Administration Handbook.
The right to participate in teaching and/or supervision only applies for the course instance the student was admitted to and registered on.
If there are special reasons, students are entitled to participate in components with compulsory attendance when the course is given again. Read more in the Education Planning and Administration Handbook.
Additional informationSome travel costs for field trips may be financed by the student.
Courses in Landscape Planning from SLU counts as Landscape Architecture when assessing qualifications.
Department of Landscape Architecture, Planning and Management