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11176 Territory

Requisite(s): (11205 Architecture and Landscape Thinking 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.
There are course requisites for this subject. See access conditions.


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.

Typical availability

Autumn session, City campus

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Access conditions

Note: The requisite information presented in this subject description covers only academic requisites. Full details of all enforced rules, covering both academic and admission requisites, are available at access conditions and My Student Admin.