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LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE (A48)  (Dept. Info)Architecture  (Policies)FL2023

A48 LAND 546AKindred Landscapes3.0 Units
Description:The world is in the midst of an accelerated biodiversity crisis - on track for a mass extinction of species hundreds of times faster than previously estimated. Biodiversity is the degree of variation of life within an ecosystem; its eco-temporalities weave the planet together. As species are threatened and disappear, the impact of fragile, fractured relationships among life on Earth is unfolding at an unprecedented pace. This seminar considers the role of biodiversity in landscape studies and practice. How do we reconcile our living and consumption patterns with the unseen impact that they have on global and local landscape ecologies? How can the built environment address these threats? Global food systems are one of the major drivers of biodiversity loss. How can we understand the spatial, cultural, and ecological relationships between what we eat and the impact on the environment? In an urbanizing and compartmentalized world, how do we generate empathy for our non-human partners on this earth? In this course we will empathetically and immersively reflect on the vital intertwining of ecologic and cultural relationships with the land that have become largely invisible. This class will look towards traditional knowledge systems that reflect life on earth as our kin - our human and non-human relations. Kinship is a sense of affiliation and belonging. Kinship as a practice allows us to identify a shared future on Earth. Assignments will focus on how design and practice can help develop stewardship and reclaiming, not merely reimagining landscape, as reciprocal relationships between humans and the non-human world.  We will use local examples to develop relational and experiential landscape design projects. There will be field trips to develop hands-on learning experiences and some intersection with the Mellon Foundation-funded Mississippi River School for Kinship and Social Exchange. Priority is given to students in the MLA program and to Landscape Architecture minors. Students will add themselves to the wait list and will be administratively enrolled in the course.
Instruction Type:Classroom instruction Grade Options:CPA Fees:
Course Type:HomeSame As:A46 5461Frequency:None / History
SecDays       TimeBuilding / RoomInstructorFinal ExamSeatsEnrollWaits
01--W----1:00P-3:50PWeil / 230 PeemoellerFinal Critique1040

A48 LAND 565Landscape Technology3.0 Units
Description:Throughout the world of spatial design, there has been a strong resurgence of interest in landscape methods as a comprehensive and innovative approach towards defining and engineering sites. Techniques of working the land engage dynamic processes, molding conditions and creating forms in order to control erosion, conserve water, and minimize human impacts. As such, landscape methods have created new standards of performance for sites of all sizes and circumstances. Accordingly, this course, intended for students across disciplines, presents an integrated approach to site planning through the intensive study of applied landscape systems. The material covers the spatial and functional systems of designed landscapes and their associated computational and technical aspects: micro- and macrograding, path alignment, and drainage calculation. Through studying these techniques, students will learn to implement and quantify water management, microclimate manipulation, and low-impact circulation, parking, and servicing. The principles and methods are presented through short lectures and supported by case studies, class workshops and design exercises, tying theory to practical applications. Master of Landscape Architecture students and Landscape Architecture minors have priority. Students will be registered for the course from the waitlist by the Registrar's Office.
Instruction Type:Classroom instruction Grade Options:CPA Fees:
Course Type:HomeSame As:N/AFrequency:None / History
SecDays       TimeBuilding / RoomInstructorFinal ExamSeatsEnrollWaits
01M------8:30A-11:20AWeil / 230 MaginnityFinal Critique1250


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