University of Technology Sydney

11172 Landscape History and Theory 1

6cp; 3hpw (1hr lecture, 2hr tutorial), delivered in a combination of online and face-to-face teaching
There are course requisites for this subject. See access conditions.



This subject explores the significance of landscape architecture in the face of existential imperatives raised by climate change. The range of topics covered includes: the history and current state of earth systems and climate science; past and present climate institutions and policies at the local, national and international level; climate imaginaries in art and the environmental humanities; climate futures scenarios and the issue of intergenerational justice. All of these extra-disciplinary approaches are paired with a constant interrogation of landscape architecture’s agency — both practically and conceptual — in relation to the climate problematic, including examination of concrete projects and policy proposals, and specific geographical and ecological territories of climate precarity and vulnerability.

Typical availability

Autumn session, City campus

Detailed subject description.

Fee information

Information to assist with determining the applicable fee type can be found at Understanding fees.

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.