061-0110-00L  History and Theory of Landscape Architecture II

SemesterSpring Semester 2023
LecturersA. Bucher
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionGerman


061-0110-00 VGeschichte und Theorie der Landschaftsarchitektur II
Keine Lehrveranstaltungen am 20.3. (Seminarwoche) und in den letzten beiden Semesterwochen (s. Raumbelegungen!).
2 hrs
Mon13:45-15:30HCP E 47.3 »
A. Bucher

Catalogue data

AbstractLandscape as a multiperspective phenomenon combines different scientific disciplines, epistemological viewpoints and different practices. Which dimensions are currently relevant for their understanding and design? The course discusses currently relevant theories and comprehensions of landscape in their respective contexts of thought as well as on the basis of case studies and exemplary projects.
ObjectiveThe course provides an overview of currently relevant understandings and theories of landscape. Students learn about different theoretical perspectives and case studies and how to relate them to their own work. The goal is to develop a sustainable basis for thinking and acting for a context-sensitive design practice that is embedded in larger contexts/problem situations.
ContentLandscape as a multi-perspective subject has problematized the dichotomy of nature and culture/art/technology as well as existing disciplinary determinations. Landscape means many things at the same time and is basically in a state of change.
The course discusses different assumptions and viewpoints that has shaped the understanding of landscape (and nature), as well as its planning and design, in recent decades. It starts from landscape as an expanded field in which not only specifically scientific, but also overarching aesthetic, ecological, global, indigenous, decolonial, feminist, participatory, hybrid and other conceptions of landscape and nature have become established. Along these different theoretical conceptions and landscape discourses and in view of significant case studies and landscape practices, an understanding of nature and landscape adapted to the problem situation shall be discussed.
LiteratureA definitive reading list will be provided at the beginning of the course
Prerequisites / Notice1st priority: MScLA
2nd priority: MScARCH
Student limit: 18

It is also highly recommended to visit the
lecture series D-ARCH, LV-063-0502-00 (no credits).

Performance assessment

Performance assessment information (valid until the course unit is held again)
Performance assessment as a semester course
ECTS credits2 credits
ExaminersA. Bucher
Typeend-of-semester examination
Language of examinationGerman
RepetitionA repetition date will be offered in the first two weeks of the semester immediately consecutive.
Mode of examinationoral 30 minutes

Learning materials

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No information on groups available.


Places18 at the most
PriorityRegistration for the course unit is until 24.01.2023 only possible for the primary target group
Primary target groupLandscape Architecture MSc (061000)
Waiting listuntil 18.02.2023

Offered in

Architecture MasterField of Landscape Architecture and Urban StudiesWInformation
Landscape Architecture MasterElective Core CoursesWInformation
Spatial Development and Infrastructure Systems MasterRecommended Electives of Master Degree ProgrammeWInformation