History and Theory of Landscapes II

Karin Raith
Architecture, Building Construction
2021S, Vorlesungen (VO), 2.0 ECTS, 2.0 semester hours, course number S03203

Description

Constructive interference. On the interaction of landscape and architecture.

For thousands of years, people have been opening up the most diverse regions as living spaces, both by adapting their way of life to the geographical conditions and by redesigning the local environment according to their needs - also through structural interventions. The transformation of the landscape through building serves the immediate practical use of the territory, but also ideological (political or religious) goals. The interplay of architecture, landscape architecture and garden art is often based on aesthetic concepts that have a close connection to the other arts. In any case, the architectural engagement with the territory is determined by the cultural interpretation of the landscape.

The influence is reciprocal: landscapes affect the conception of architecture, architecture changes landscapes. The topic of the winter semester was a cultural history of this interplay between architecture and landscape up to the 20th century. In the summer semester, we deal with more recent developments (since modernism) and current positions.

Examination Modalities

History and Theory of Landscapes II in the summer semester consists of lectures, presentations by students, guest lectures and short excursions. Exam: Analysis and presentation of an agreed topic in class including submission of a short written summary of this presentation. Active participation in the course. Exam interview in the form of a group discussion at the end of the semester.

 

Comments

The course is held in English.

Attending both courses (History and Theory of Landscapes I in the winter semester and History and Theory of Landscapes II in the summer semester) is recommended, as there are cross-connections in terms of content.

 

Key Words

Landschaft, Kontextualität, landscape, architecture, contextuality, architecture

Dates

01 March 2021, 10:15–11:45 Distance Learning (details as described) , " " (preliminary discussion)
08 March 2021, 10:15–11:45 Distance Learning (details as described)
15 March 2021, 10:15–11:45 Distance Learning (details as described)
22 March 2021, 10:15–11:45 Distance Learning (details as described)
12 April 2021, 10:15–11:45 Distance Learning (details as described)
19 April 2021, 10:15–11:45 Distance Learning (details as described)
26 April 2021, 10:15–11:45 Distance Learning (details as described)
03 May 2021, 10:15–11:45 Distance Learning (details as described)
10 May 2021, 10:15–11:45 Distance Learning (details as described)
17 May 2021, 10:15–11:45 Distance Learning (details as described)
31 May 2021, 10:15–11:45 Distance Learning (details as described)
07 June 2021, 10:15–11:45 Distance Learning (details as described)
14 June 2021, 10:15–11:45 Distance Learning (details as described)

Course Enrolment

From 01 February 2021, 00:00 to 15 March 2021, 23:00
Via online registration

co-registration: possible

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