M W 7:00-8:30pm, 230 Anderson Hall
 
Small, focused, intermediate-level course in discussion, workshop and/or design-based format on topics related to current research in architecture.
 
This course will provide an in-depth exploration of landscape architecture, as seen through the writings of seminal figures in the field. From the emerging importance of resilience in landscape architecture to the role of landscape theory as a means of critical practice, students will discover the complexity of landscape as a cultural construct. An assorted cast of characters, from John Dixon Hunt to Sonja Duppleman, will provide a colorful and conflicted view of some of the more salient topics of the profession. The course looks to antiquity and the rise of the proto-urban landscapes to see what influence those processes have had on the contemporary city. It includes close reading of the literature of landscape architecture that traces the development of those ideas into the present. In short, the purpose of this course is to allow the student to open a critique into the myriad facets of landscape architecture, allowing her/him to pursue a unique line of inquiry that will culminate not in a final project, but a final question. 
 
Open to qualified non-architecture students, juniors and above. Space is limited and registration does not guarantee a space in this course. The final course roster is formulated on the first day of class by the individual instructor.
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