LNAK10054U Theories and Methods in Landscape Architecture
The course deals with space and landscape architectural works
seen in context; more specifically the objective is to train
the understanding of urban landscapes that create a
framework for movement and lingering, experience, memory and
The subjects will be theories of landscape architecture; appraisement of architecture, history and nature; the nature of the arts of building and cultivation; strategies for planning, conservation, renovation and regeneration, and analytical methodology.
The course aims at enabling the students to identify
landscape-architectural problems such that subsequent strategies
and solutions build upon critical and methodological analysis and
The course aims at the acquisition of academic competence in critical reflective study of social phenomena of a landscape-architectural nature, understanding of the structures and processes in the arts of building and cultivation, based on empiricism and theory.
The landscape architect must be able to elucidate, interpret and evaluate the significance and quality of the work, own as well as others. To this end the course aims at the acquisition of competent awareness of and the ability to achieve insight into the origins, development and semantics of landscape-architectural language.
Priority is given to the ability to observe and think spatially, socially and artistically. The landscape architect will explicitly or implicitly take landscape-architectural decisions on behalf of the public. This takes place through a democratic process, thus one requirement will be understanding of the role of participants and the required ethics.
An aim of the course is that the students should be able to identify landscape-architectural problems such that their design strategies and solutions build upon critical and methodological analysis and scientific theories
Malene Hauxner: Drawing and Reading, Copenhagen University 2010. Additionally selected litterature and other materials.
The course is project and problem oriented. High priority is given to analysis of representation, independent study of theory, teamwork, presentation and evaluation of methods and results. Guest lectures and plenum evaluations are included.
- Project work
- 15 ECTS
- Type of assessment
- Written assignmentDescription of Examination: Internal evaluation based on individual article
- All aids allowed
- Marking scale
- 7-point grading scale
- Censorship form
- No external censorship
Several internal examiners.
Criteria for exam assesment
See learning outcome.