University of Technology Sydney

11188 Landscape Architecture Studio 5: Extended

12cp; 6hpw
Requisite(s): 11178 Landscape Architecture Studio 4: Civic
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This core design studio is delivered vertically in collaboration with its second-year equivalent, 11130 Landscape Architecture Studio 3. Studying in this manner enables third year students to share and consoldiate their prior learning by providing leadership for studnets studying at a lower level. This is facilitated through collaborative activities and class-based discussions.

Multiple studio options are offered, each providing a unique approach to a common thematic. A system of balloting allows students to express a preference for a particular studio option. This provides students with the opportunity to forge a distinct trajectory through the degree, in alignment with their developing interests and priorities.

Each studio option uses the process of design to explore a particular topic, incorporating an interest in a specific landscape phenomena and/or site. Unifying the studios' varied topics is a common concern for the climate emergency. It is incumbant on each studio to critically reflect on the responsibilities of landscape architetcure at a time of increasing environmental change and rising social inequality.

Studio options are structured around a distinct strategy for apprehending and transforming the world around us. Each strategy is defined by its own conceptual framework and accompanying representational forms and techniques. In support of this approach, students will be introduced to a community of projects, practitioners and scholars, and learn to position themselves critically relative to the thinking and activities of others. On this basis, design is pursued as a form of intellectual and material inquiry.

Regardless of topic, students learn to approach design in a manner that is integrated and multiscalar, addressing a project's definiton from the perspective of space, materiality, systems and time. Students are supported in the development and resolution of ideas through a variety of outputs, including, but not limited to drawings and models (analogue and digital), and discursively through presentations, tutorials and workshops. The outcomes of each studio option are distinct and varied. Their variety speaks to a diversity of design practices, effecting positive change in their own particular way.

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