University of Technology Sydney

11174 Landscape History and Theory 2

6cp; 3hpw (1hr lecture, 2hr tutorial), delivered in a combination of online and face-to-face teaching. To comply with health advice from NSW Health, the planned delivery of this subject for Spring 2021 has been adjusted. Activities planned for campus in the first 4 weeks of session are being moved online. Activities for the remainder of the session will be scheduled on campus only if the public health situation permits face-to-face learning in available teaching spaces.
Requisite(s): 11172 Landscape History and Theory 1
These requisites may not apply to students in certain courses.
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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.

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Spring session, City campus

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