Professor Tim Baird from the Department of Landscape Architecture at Cornell CALS was invited as keynote speaker on April 25. The talk had the topic URBAN ARBORETA: transforming ground and it was open to the public.
Mapping exploration at SLU Landscape - workshop. The workshop invited colleagues to be collaborators in a Call For Ideas project (CFI) that aimed at surveying and mapping ‘exploratory’ or ‘experimental’ methods used by the staff at SLU Landscape in their capacity as teachers and researchers. The workshop was organized by Carola Wingren and Thomas Oles.
The FLAGS workshop – Forum for Landscape Architecture in the Global South. FLAGS is an CFI project to consolidate SLU Landscape activities in the Global South. The workshop provided an opportunity for colleagues within SLU Landscape to discuss and explore Global South dimensions in ongoing and future activities related to education, research and collaboration. Ylva Hillbur, Pro Vice-Chancellor for international relations at SLU, was invited to show how FLAGS relate to other initiatives, projects and programs at SLU. Workshop organized by Zeinab Tag-Eldeen, Gunilla Lindholm and Josefin Wangel.
The FLAGS workshop also included a poster exhibition that summarized the ongoing research projects in Tanzania.
Landscape Laboratory 2.0 – workshop. Members of this CFI project invited colleagues to a discussion about how the Alnarp Landscape Laboratory, as well as other satellite labs, can be developed in the future. Workshop organized by Lisa Diedrich, Susanna Lehvävirta, Anders Folkesson and Björn Wiström.
Talking about teaching – workshop. As a continuation of a previous CFI project, this workshop was aimed at creating collegiality and to find synergies between teachers at Alnarp and Ultuna. Workshop organized by Åsa Bensch and Marina Queiroz.
SLU Urban Futures Playshop: Undiscipline Yourself! – workshop. The SLU Urban Futures Platform performed this workshop to shape the scapes of SLU Landscape in a playful and interactive way. The session also provided a brief update on SLU Urban Futures activites. Workshop organized by Lisa Diedrich, Josefin Wangel, Nina Vogel and Hanna Weiber-Post.
Landscape design through management – workshop. The Landscape Governance & Management Theme Groups at LAPF and SOL invited colleagues to discuss their approach to research and how to apply the themes in current landscape architect and landscape engineering programs at SLU. Workshop organized by Thomas Randrup, Petter Åkerblom and Bengt Persson.
Professor Anne Katrine Geelmuyden from the Norwegian University of Life Sciences, NMBU, was invited as keynote speaker on April 26. The talk had the topic Anchoring landscape assessment in cultural common ground: Raising landscape awareness through contemporary pastoral narratives. The session was open to the public.
PhD Get-together – workshop. The CFI project “PhD Get-together” hosted this session which focused on methods and methodologies in landscape architecture research. The participants intersected their own doctoral projects with readings from the book “Research in landscape architecture: method and metholodogies” edited by van den Brink et al. The workshop was organized by Caroline Dahl.
Outdoor Teaching in Everyday Landscapes – A Rolling Workshop. This workshop was originally planned as a rolling workshop from Ultuna to Uppsala by bus, to spy out locations originally planned for different kinds of outdoor teaching and/or recreation. Due to changed conditions the participants improvised the session, going by bus to Polacksbacken and returning to Ultuna on foot while discussing landscape architecture and outdoor teaching.