Course Schedule Seminar Assessing Everyday Landscapes 2011

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Part A: Introduction to Landscape Assessment

October 25, 2011 / 6 pm CET / Adobe Connect Room


  • Overall Seminar Introduction
  • Round of Introductions: Team and Participants
  • Lecture by Kathryn Moore|IFLA Towards an International Landscape Convention
  • Introduction to the Seminar WIKI
  • Finding study areas

Plenary Meetings at 6 pm German Time / Adobe Connect Room

November 1, 2011

  • Lecture by Kati Susi-Wolff|Helsinki History and Background of Landscape Assessment

November 8, 2011

  • Sketching the Landscape Input by Reinhard Doubrawa, artist|Cologne, Germany

November 15, 2011

  • Presentation of analytical sketches of study area

November 22, 2011

  • Lecture by Diedrich Bruns|Kassel University/Germany Landscape Layers

November 29, 2011

  • Lecture by Simon Bell|EMU Tartu/Estonia Reading the Landscape
  • Group work: Presentation of Landscape layers and elements (parallel groups)

Assignment I: Analytical Drawing

Time frame: October 25 - November 15, 2011

Student activities:

  • Students identify their area of study, creation of wiki pages for each area
  • Creation of analytical drawings of these areas
  • Presentation of drawings

Assignment II: Landscape Layers and Elements

Time frame: November 15 - 29, 2011

Student activities:

  • Classical analysis: topography, open spaces, built, green, traffic and water structures on different layers. *Definition of zones with coherent character
  • Description of this character.

Part B: Behaviour Patterns

Plenary Meetings at 6 pm German Time / Adobe Connect Room

December 6, 2011

  • Promenadology-Spaziergangswissenschaft Bertram Weisshaar|Leipzig
  • Street Traders' Everyday Landscape in Buenos Aires Damian Perez|Buenos Aires

December 13, 2011

  • Group work: Presentation of behaviour patterns in parallel working groups

December 20, 2011

  • Theory lecture: Prof. Mohammed Masoud|University of Dammam, Saudi-Arabia
  • Additional student presentations
  • Introduction to part III of the seminar

Assignment III: Behaviour Patterns

Time frame: December 6 - 20, 2011

Student activities:

  • How do people behave in this area? How do they use the space? What is important for them?
  • Observation of study area, interviews with local people and mapping of use patterns.
  • Preparation of short presentation

Part C: Awareness Rising

Plenary Meetings at 6 pm German Time / Adobe Connect Room

January 10, 2012

  • Presentation of student results

January 17, 2012

  • Presentation of student results

January 24, 2012

  • Eventually additional theory input
  • Presentation of student results

January 31, 2012

  • Session is optional
  • Seminar evaluation, feedback and outlook

Assignment IV: Awareness Rising

Time frame: December 19, 2011 - January 17, 2012

Student activities:

  • Based on the different landscape assessment approaches students will develop a communication concept for their area of study
  • Which measures would be necessary for enhancing the awareness for the area?
  • Students are free to choose their method.