About this course
During the past several decades, landscape architecture has expanded rapidly as a discipline and a subject of public interest, making it one of the most challenging, relevant, and ambitious practices of art and design today.
This course presents a survey of contemporary landscape architecture, exploring the wide range of influences and expectations shaping its theory and practice. Organized around major themes, the weekly class meetings focus on key built and speculative works, competitions, and landscape-based events, not to mention the designers themselves.
Through lectures, readings, and image study, students will learn about landscape architecture of the immediate past and present, developing a foundational understanding through which to respond, both critically and creatively, to existing works and to further developments in the field.
2 credit hours