Requisite(s): (11205 Architecture and Landscape Cultures AND (11206 Introduction to Construction and Structural Synthesis OR 11170 Landscape Tectonics) AND 11175c Landscape Architecture Studio 3: Grounding)
The lower case 'c' after the subject code indicates that the subject is a corequisite. See definitions for details.
These requisites may not apply to students in certain courses.
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This block-taught subject introduces students to core concepts of 'landscape' and specifically, 'landscape as territory'. As the cumulative result of geo-physical, ecological, sociopolitical and cultural narratives coupled with our own perceptions, this understanding of territory is critical to landscape architecture which operates across a range of scales and temporal dimensions.
Explored through a range of theoretical cues and off-site and on-site mapping and explorative exercises, students document the Sydney region at a range of scales to reveal its inherent qualities and character. This begins with notions of 'country' as an Australian-specific understanding and culminates in students' own personal appreciation, exploration and representation of a specific place through a range of discussions, labs, exercises and assessment.
Assisting students to cultivate a literacy in landscape, this subject's theory, skills and preparation is also vital for the consecutive design subject, 11175 Landscape Architecture Studio 3: Grounding.
Autumn session, City campus
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