20 Credits AUTUMN

Aims/Description: The module crosses the study of practices and concepts in modern and contemporary art, media, everyday politics and technology, with taking part in a live conceptual environmental art project. Unlike a typical landscape design module, the project involves the making of art collectively within the existing physical and media environment (in film, art projects) and finally how to use these different forms of representations for the landscape research and design. The project emphasizes working by hand on site and in the studio, low carbon practices, recycling of found materials, engagement with environmental ethics, the cultural, social and natural ecology of earth resources in Sheffield/England and with other territories. The aim of the course is to increase understanding of contemporary culture; to provide an opportunity for direct engagement with the social and environmental politics of land; and to provide skills and knowledge for experimental approaches to landscape architecture practice. A public exhibition and/or publication will arise from the project.

Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars, Tutorials, Fieldwork, Independent Study,
Assessment: Course work

Information on the department responsible for this unit (Landscape Architecture):

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Western Bank, Sheffield, S10 2TN, UK