60 302 Landscape Architecture's Themes and Concepts

Prerequisites

This course is mandatory for 1st year Master of Landscape Architecture students, open to other students that have passed the foundation level.

Course content

Norwegian Landscape Architecture has lately produced a range of projects with high quality in a growing discipline and profession. With its focus on geography, the history of landscape architecture, paradigm shift, people’s health the subject has grown into an important supporting discipline for urbanism’s latest design practices. Students will be introduced to landscape architecture's broad scope. As well as how its methods and theories the past years have been influencing urbanism’s discourse and design practices, through site and office visits in Oslo.

Learning outcomes

After passed course the student shall understand how ecological, infrastructural factors shape the urban landscape, and have broad knowledge of landscape architecture’ s themes and concepts.

Working and learning activities

The course offers both lectures and a seminar. Lectures will focus on decisive moments within the landscape architectural discourse: analysis, project development, design processes, green/ blue infrastructure systems, blue green systems, from road to street

7 lectures Tuesday mornings 9:30-11:00 from August to October:
• Lecture 1: 23.8. Rainer Stange: «Water is the logic of the landscape»- and visit Bjerkedalen park
• Lecture 2: 30.8 Jeppe Aalgaard Andersen: «City Paving»
• Lecture 3: 6.9. Alf Haukeland: «St. Olavs Hospital»
• Lecture 4: 13.9. Rainer Stange: «Urban Trees» and visit Dronning Eufemias gate and Kong Håkon den 5.s gate
• Lecture 5: 20.9 Jeppe Aalgaard Andersen: «It’s all about Water»
• Lecture 6: 26.9 Alf Haukeland: «Tendencies in Landscape Architecture»
• Lecture 7: 4.10 Rainer Stange: «Rails»

3 lectures Thursday evenings 18:00-20:00 in October and November with theme: Scandinavian landscape architecture
• Lecture 8: 15.10. 13.10. Thorbjörn Andersson, Sweco «Works», Sweden
• Lecture 9: 27.10. Rikke Juul Gram, Schønherr, «Works», Denmark
• Lecture 10: 10.11. Inge Dahlman, Landskapsfabrikken, «Works», Norway

Professor in charge

Rainer Stange