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M - Intermediate

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Human resilience is inextricably linked to natural and engineered landscapes. This course asks students to examine our relationship to these terrains, and apply their learning through the design of a specific site. This course is fundamentally a landscape architecture studio with a focus on resilience and self-sufficiency at various scales and across multiple systems (water, food, shelter). Each student will select a local site, and generate a land-based strategy to support human subsistence. Throughout the course, weekly lectures will explore the traditional, contemporary, and emergent methods of shaping productive and performative landscapes. Students will be evaluated based on three milestone assignments - including the development of a final site model - as well as engagement with the course materials through discussion.


One or more of the following courses: Introduction to Arts and Design, Two-Dimensional Design, Trees and Shrubs, Sustainable Design in the Built Environment.

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