M 9:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Anderson Hall, Room 153

“Garden Ecologies” is a seminar that explores critical perspective on the garden, not simply as a private residential landscape, but as a medium for exploring the relationship between the human and non-human. “Garden” is broadly understood as a cultivated environment. “Ecologies” represents a network of relationships between organisms, climate, and the environment. The seminar, “Garden Ecologies,” highlights the inherent hybridity and messiness of human/non-human encounters and eschews the purity of conservation discourse, or notions of a “wild,” primitive nature. Through readings discussions, site visits, and drawing assignments, “Garden Ecologies” will explore the potential of humans as stewards and equal partners in the evolution and transformation of already altered ecosystems. Qualified non-architecture students welcome with instructor permission.

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