11199 Landscape Architecture Studio 612cp; 6hpw (1hr lecture; 5hrs practice-oriented studio)
Requisite(s): 11188 Landscape Architecture Studio 5
These requisites may not apply to students in certain courses.
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This core design studio is delivered vertically in collaboration with its second-year equivalent, 11198 Landscape Architecture Studio 4. Studying in this manner enables third year students to share and consolidate their prior learning by providing leadership to students studying at a lower level, while building connections across C09079 Bachelor of Landscape Architecture (Honours). 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 incumbent on each studio to critically reflect on the responsibilities of landscape architecture 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 are 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 from a variety of perspectives, at multiple scales. They are supported in exploring and testing ideas spatially, materially and systematically through a variety of outputs, including, but not limited to drawings and models (analogue and digital), and discursively through presentations, tutorials and workshops.
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