History and Theory of Landscapes I

Karin Raith
Architecture, Building Construction
2019W, Vorlesungen (VO), 2.0 ECTS, 2.0 semester hours, course number S02703

Description

Topic of the academic year 2019/20: Garden concepts.

Throughout human history, the garden has not only served practical purposes such as food production, but has also always been a model of an ideal habitat, a microcosm. In this respect, it was and still is both a critique of existing reality and a design for a better world. It reflects political conditions and social structures, scientific knowledge and religious ideas. It is closely interwoven with the arts of the time, especially with architecture, whose principles are also used for the design of (green) outdoor spaces.

The lecture presents gardens from selected epochs and regions of the world and analyses them in the context of the respective cultural conditions (in the broadest sense).

The winter semester is dedicated to historical garden concepts, the summer semester to contemporary ones.

Examination Modalities

Analysis and presentation of a garden/garden theory during the lecture. Examination in the form of a group discussion at the end of the semester.

Comments

The course will be held in English.

Dates

07 October 2019, 10:15–11:00 Seminar Room 6 (preliminary discussion)
14 October 2019, 10:15–11:45 Seminar Room 6
21 October 2019, 10:15–11:45 Seminar Room 6
28 October 2019, 10:15–11:45 Seminar Room 6
04 November 2019, 10:15–11:45 Seminar Room 6
11 November 2019, 10:15–11:45 Seminar Room 6
18 November 2019, 10:15–11:45 Seminar Room 6
25 November 2019, 10:15–11:45 Seminar Room 6
02 December 2019, 10:15–11:45 Seminar Room 6
09 December 2019, 10:15–11:45 Seminar Room 6
16 December 2019, 10:15–11:45 Seminar Room 6
13 January 2020, 10:15–11:45 Seminar Room 6
20 January 2020, 10:15–11:45 Seminar Room 6

Course Enrolment

From 01 September 2019, 00:00 to 14 October 2019, 23:55
Via online registration

co-registration: possible

Architecture (Master): Urban Strategies

Fine Arts (2. Section): Media Theory,Art&Knowledge Transfer,Th. of Architecture,Th. and Hist. of Design

Individual courses: possible