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The Cultural Heritage of Landscape Architecture

This course deals with the concept on CULTURAL HERITAGE in a variety of perspectives and then connects to LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE. This to understand the bigger picture and understanding on the resourcefulness for the profession. In the course there will be short exercises both individual and in groups dealing with different challenges. In parallel students write an academic paper on a subject of their own choice within the course objectives.

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The Cultural Heritage of Landscape Architecture

Anna Peterson 2024-01-24

At the master level you will be expected to find much of your literature by yourself, this to show that you can find relevant literature but mostly so that you have the possibility to read texts that you personally find interesting and useful.

Literature seminar
Student will choose one chapter each and present to the class for discussion.

- Howard, P. & B. Graham (Eds.) 2008. Ashgate Research Companion to Heritage and Identity. Aldershot: Ashgate. Available from as E-book through the SLU-library.

Choice workshop

Students read the text as preparation for a work shop dealing with these concepts.

- Peterson, A. 2006. Farms between Past and Future; the heritage of our time. In: Farms between Past and Future – Local perspectives for farm planning, design and the new production of landscape values. Acta Universitatis agriculturae Sueciae. Agraria Doctoral Thesis 2006:17, SLU, Alnarp. Pp. 50-70.

SDG workshop

Students will read one text each and together work on what cultural heritage and sustainable development go together.

- UNESCO Introducing Cultural Heritage into the Sustainable Development Agenda

- Petti, L., C. Trillo, C. & Makore, B.N. 2020. Cultural heritage and sustainable development targets: a possible harmonisation? Insights from the European Perspective. Sustainability 2020, 12, 926; doi:10.3390/su12030926



Students shall write a scientific paper with the proper influence of literature and it is

mandatory to find text by yourself. In the middle of the writing process students will choose

one of their texts that are considered useful for the others and make a short summery followed by a question to discuss for a paper seminar.

Recommended journals:

- Journal of Cultural Heritage


- European International Journal of Heritage Studies

- Journal of Landscape Architecture

- Landscape Research


Examples of inspiration literature are available at Annas office and you are welcome to

borrow anything you want.


The 1st week there will be discussions in groups based on videos below to try and get to know what the cultural heritage in landscape architecture can be.

What Do Landscapes Tell Us About Our Culture? | Linnea Sando |TEDxHelena

Regenerating Neighborhoods with Cultural Heritage | Jeffrey Morgan | TEDxDesMoines City 2.0

Intangible Heritage - Why should we care? | Máiréad Nic Craith | TEDxHeriotWattUniversity

Valuing Heritage | Justin Gunther | TEDxSavannah

Cultural heritage: a basic human need | Sada Mire | TEDxEuston

Our right to land and freedom | Sofia Jannok | TEDxGateway

From landscape architecture to conservation agriculture | Thomas
Woltz | TEDxCharlottesville

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Academic year 2021/2022

The Cultural Heritage of Landscape Architecture (LK0403-40148)

2022-03-24 - 2022-06-05

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Course facts

The course is offered as an independent course: Yes The course is offered as a programme course: Landscape Architecture- Master's Programme Landscape Architecture Programme, Alnarp Landscape Architecture Programme - Uppsala, Tuition fee: Tuition fee only for non-EU/EEA/Switzerland citizens: 74982 SEK Cycle: Master’s level (A1N)
Subject: Landscape Architecture Landscape Architecture
Course code: LK0403 Application code: SLU-40034 Location: Alnarp Distance course: No Language: English Responsible department: Department of Landscape Architecture, Planning and Management Pace: 100%