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11183 Ecology

Requisite(s): ( 11177 Botany OR (11173 Landscape Architecture Studio 2 AND 11171 Landscape Architecture Studio 1: Forming))
These requisites may not apply to students in certain courses.
There are course requisites for this subject. See access conditions.


This subject introduces students to an understanding of ecological thinking for landscape architects. Students engage with local Aboriginal knowledge and stories of Country as well as the introduced system of western ecological practices to examine what can be learnt from thinking across multiple ecologic paradigms. Both of these knowledge systems give us an understanding of the way thinking through pattern, process, scale, and time help us to become custodians of the landscape.

The learning is situated across the Sydney region, where a range of on Country immersive encounters with landscape, knowledge and culture broadens students' understanding, appreciation and reading of the local ecology and how we work with it. Students are introduced to empirical and embodied field methods and tools to observe, document, classify and analyse interdependent, complex and evolving systems as a way to communicate their findings. They meet head on the environmental, cultural and political entanglements of ecology in our settler colonial state condition and generate novel methods of working together to recover ecologies.

Typical availability

Autumn session, City campus

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