Landscape Architecture - Theory and Criticism (AR72032)
Content: The module "Landscape Architecture - Theory and Criticism" (AR72032) will be held in winter semester only. The lecture will provide special information about current theoretical questions, trends and tendencies in landscape architecture. Subjects are for example: Complexity, Functionalism, Structuralism, The Open Work, The Theory of the Fold, etc.. The students will be provided with a set of methods for landscape design and analysis processes, and they will be given the opportunity to test these theories in test designs (seminar).
Structure: The module (6 ECTS) consists of a lecture series "Complex Theories in Landscape Architecture" (3 ECTS) accompanied by a seminar "Complex Theories in Design" (3 ECTS). Both module components are only offered during winter semester and have to be attended in order to successfully complete the module AR72032. The single seminar exercises will be handed out at the end of the respective lecture and have to be completed within one week. At the end of the lecture period there will be a final presentation as part of the seminar. During lecture, short lecture notes will be issued (German/English), all of which may also be downloaded as PDF.
Type of Assessment: Seminar "Exercise in Complex Theories" (see detailed description below) and a final one-day theory workshop with fishbowl discussions on the presented theories.
Start: October 23, 2019, 11.15 am in lecture room U1 - please be on time!
Emil-Ramann-Strasse 6, Campus Weihenstephan
Elegible for participation: Master students of Landscape Architecture, Urbanism or Architecture
Credits: 6 ECTS
Registration: via TUMonline. number: AR72032-1
"Landscape Architecture Theory and Criticism"
Teacher: Prof. Dr. Udo Weilacher and guest
- Wednesday, Oct. 23/2019 Semiotics. Giving Landscape a Language (PDF)
- Wednesday, Oct. 30/2019 Complexity (PDF)
- Wednesday, Nov. 06/2019 Reading Ruins (PDF)
- Wednesday, Nov. 13/2019 guest lecture: Marcello Modica
- Wednesday, Nov. 20/2019 Structuralism (PDF)
- Wednesday, Nov. 27/2019 Function as a Design Term (PDF)
- Wednesday, Dec. 04/2019 Minimalism - the luxury of abstinence (PDF)
- Wednesday, Dec. 11/2019 Atmosphere (PDF)
- Wednesday, Dec. 18/2019 Transparency (PDF)
- Wednesday, Jan. 08/2020 The Open and the Unfinished (PDF)
- Wednesday, Jan. 15/2020 guest lecture: Nicole Meier
- Wednesday, Jan. 22/2020 Theory of the Fold (PDF)
- Wednesday, Jan. 29/2020 Actor-Network Theory
- Wednesday, Feb. 05/2020 Evaluation and Preparation of the Workshop
- Friday, Feb. 21/2020 Final exam (workshop all day)
A short manuskript (keywords) will be handed out in each lecture. To open the manuscript in the download-version (PDF-File) you need a password. This will be announced in the lecture. If you should have any questions, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
SEMINAR winter term 2018/2019
Seminar exercises (1.5 ECTS): Together with the lecture there will be 5 seminar exercises, out of which 3 have to be chosen and completed within the time of one week. The seminar exercises are graphical-visual draft designs which correspond to the contents dealt with in the respective lecture. They have to be explained in a short text. Following the handing-in of the results, each single exercise will be briefly acknowledged and evaluated. The evaluation criteria will be noted on the issued exercise sheets.
Amount of work: 45 working hours (1.5 ECTS) – 15 working hours per each single draft design.
Final presentation (1.5 ECTS): After the lecture period, one of the three draft designs has to be elaborated further (image and text) and will be presented at a given time. The aim is to show that you are able to apply and discuss by means of a design exercise the complex theories dealt with in the lecture. The final presentation is at the same time the module examination and it will be marked whilst taking into account the results from the separate exercises (module mark). The same criteria apply as in the three draft exercises. Additional criteria are the argumentative consistency, the comprehensiveness of the ideas and the quality of the final presentation.
Amount of work: 45 working hours (1.5 ECTS)
Amount of work alltogether 90 working hours (3 ECTS)