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LK0316

Experimental student project in landscape architecture

The course trains students in independent group project work and is conducted by the students. Projects or themes can be suggested by teachers if possible, but should be proposed and must be decided by the students. They are supported by tutors in the process of formulating the project plans and at intermediate checkpoints.

The course starts with lectures, readings and seminars about theories and methods of project and team work.

Emphasis is on using investigative and experimental methods. The projects deal with ideas, concepts, human interaction, space, structures, content, small scale or large scale in landscape architecture and must have a real site as a starting point. The end product may be full scale temporary landscape architecture, exhibitions, posters, models, films or reports.

Examples of projects are a landscape architecture competition, a design or planning task, temporary landscape architecture or installations. Projects or themes can be suggested by teachers if possible, but should be proposed and must be decided by the students.

Examination and assessment is based on the project plan which aims to train a professional approach to the task. Seminars and activities connected to them are compulsory.

Theme for this year's course is Flooding!

How can “we” mitigate negative effects on society, in relation to extreme weather conditions such as: sea level rise, storms, heavy rains and inundation, through landscape architecture. Your challenge will deal with mitigation, adaptation but also enhancing physical space in relation to accelerated climate processes.

Course literature

Landscape review, issue 18 (1) https://journals.lincoln.ac.nz/index.php/lr/issue/view/89 (download for free)

Additional texts will be added by the student body as part of the curriculum.

Reference books on the creative process:

Nachmanovitch, Stephen (1990). Free play: improvisation in life and art. 1st ed Los Angeles: J.P. Tarcher, Inc.

Reference literature and films on flooding and climate change:

"Notes from the Wasteland: Competing Climatic Imaginaries in the Post-Apocalyptic Landscape" av Jacob Boswell from Climates: Architecture and the Planetary Imaginary (download for free)

https://worldarchitecture.org/architecture-video/efgcm/watch-exclusive-keynotes-of-anuradha-mathur-and-dilip-da-cunha-at-waf-2019

Organisation of the course

The course is organized in three different phases: Explorations (I-IV), Project, and Communication. The course is principally student-led. Students work in groups and with optional tutoring time with the course team. The initial exploration phase is led by teachers. You will have one reading assignment, search for literature/references valid for your project, organize student led seminars and do one writing assignment in parallel.

Course team

Professor Carola Wingren

Professor Hildegun Varhelyi

Lecturer Anna Lundvall

Click the schedule button to the right of the web page to see the course image and pdf file

Welcome!

Additional course evaluations for LK0316

Academic year 2020/2021

Experimental student project in landscape architecture (LK0316-30138) 2021-01-18 - 2021-03-23

Academic year 2019/2020

Experimental student project in landscape architecture (LK0316-40025) 2020-03-25 - 2020-06-07

Academic year 2018/2019

Experimental student project in landscape architecture (LK0316-40033) 2019-03-26 - 2019-06-09

Academic year 2018/2019

Experimental student project in landscape architecture (LK0316-30043) 2019-01-21 - 2019-03-25

LK0316 Experimental student project in landscape architecture, 15.0 Credits

Experimentellt studentprojekt i landskapsarkitektur

Syllabus approved

2017-11-15

Subjects

Landscape Architecture

Education cycle

Master’s level

Advanced study in the main field

Second cycle, only first-cycle courses as entry requirements(A1N)

Grading scale

5:Pass with Distinction, 4:Pass with Credit, 3:Pass, U:Fail The requirements for attaining different grades are described in the course assessment criteria which are contained in a supplement to the course syllabus. Current information on assessment criteria shall be made available at the start of the course.

Language

English

Prior knowledge

Knowledge equivalent to 180 credits of which 90 credits in Landscape Architecture and/or Architecture and/or Urban Planning. Approved Bachelor thesis/Independent project in the first cycle or a Degree of Bachelor. Knowledge equivalent to English 6. Or admitted to the Landscape Architecture for Sustainable Urbanisation – Master´s programme.

Objectives

The purpose of this advanced course is for students to gain in depth knowledge of project work in the field of Landscape Architecture.

After completion of this course the student shall have acquired skills to:

Knowledge and understanding
- account for different theories and methods for project and team work
- define and describe the different parts and stages in project work
- in a project team propose ways of examining the result

Competence and skills
- in a project team decide and motivate a specific project
- in a project team work out a project plan with objective, methods, timetable, and expected result
- in a project team analyze and design an urban or rural landscape and its potential for development using motivated methods

Judgement and approach
- reflect upon the result in relation to the project plan.

Content

The course trains students in group project work and is conducted by the students. They are supported by tutors in the process of formulating the project plans and at intermediate checkpoints.

The course starts with lectures, readings and seminars about theories and methods of project and team work.

Emphasis is on using investigative and experimental methods. The projects deal with ideas, concepts, human interaction, space, structures, content, small scale or large scale in
landscape architecture and have a real site as a starting point. The end product may be full scale temporary landscape architecture, exhibitions, posters, models, films or reports.

Examples of projects are a landscape architecture competition, a design or planning task, temporary landscape architecture or installations.

Projects or themes can be suggested by teachers if possible, but should be proposed and must be decided by the students.

Examination and assessment is based on the project plan which aims to train a professional approach to the task.

Seminars and activities connected to them are compulsory.

Formats and requirements for examination

Passed project work according to the project plan written by the project team and participation in compulsory activities.
  • If the student fails a test, the examiner may give the student a supplementary assignment, provided this is possible and there is reason to do so.
  • If the student has been granted special educational support because of a disability, the examiner has the right to offer the student an adapted test, or provide an alternative assessment.
  • If changes are made to this course syllabus, or if the course is closed, SLU shall decide on transitional rules for examination of students admitted under this syllabus but who have not yet passed the course.
  • For the examination of a degree project (independent project), the examiner may also allow the student to add supplemental information after the deadline. For more information on this, please refer to the regulations for education at Bachelor's and Master's level.

Other information

  • The right to take part in teaching and/or supervision only applies to the course date to which the student has been admitted and registered on.
  • If there are special reasons, the student may take part in course components that require compulsory attendance at a later date. For more information on this, please refer to the regulations for education at Bachelor's and Master's level.

Additional information

The course gives 15 credits of skill training.

It is recommended for the students to have a proposal for a project before the course starts.

Responsible department

Department of Urban and Rural Development

Further information

Determined by: Programnämnden för utbildning inom landskap och trädgård (PN - LT)
Replaces: LK0254
There are no Grading criteria posted for this course

Course facts

The course is offered as an independent course: Yes The course is offered as a programme course: Landscape Architecture Programme - Uppsala, Landscape Architecture Programme, Ultuna Landscape Architecture Programme, Ultuna Tuition fee: Tuition fee only for non-EU/EEA/Switzerland citizens: 74982 SEK Cycle: Master’s level
Subject: Landscape Architecture
Course code: LK0316 Application code: SLU-30135 Distance course: No Language: English Responsible department: Department of Urban and Rural Development Pace: 100%