Course Schedule Seminar Cultural Landscapes 2010

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Part A: Introduction

April 20, 2010 / 6 pm CET / Virtual Team Room


Mutual activities:

  • Seminar background
  • Round of Introductions: Team and Participants
  • Lecture by Diedrich Bruns / Heike Kaiser | University of Kassel: Cultural Landscapes: An Introduction
  • Seminar contents
  • Expectations + Learning objectives
  • Seminar process
  • Introduction to the Seminar WIKI
  • Introduction to the Reading exercise: Develop a concept map from an article!


  • Process:


Working Phase I: Reading Exercise: Develop a concept map from an article!

Time frame: April 20 - May 11, 2010

Student activities:

  • Study individual case study articles or theory texts
  • Transform the main contents into a concept map
  • You may use open source tools such as VUE or Cmap
  • Upload and publish your concept map according to the thematic field among the Resources with your full name, title and explanatory text
  • Tutor feedback


  • Process:


Part B: Cultural Landscapes: Education, research methods and approaches

April 27, 2010 / 6 pm CET / Virtual Team Room

Mutual activities:

  • Short round of missing introductions
  • Introduction to the Minute exercise: Develop a concept map from a lecture!
  • Questions
  • Joint lecture by Diedrich Bruns / Sandra Bödding | University of Kassel: Landscape Character / Education, Research methods and Approaches
  • Simultation of Minute exercise + Discussion of concept map
  • Next steps
  • Reminder: Land8Lounge, Seminar WIKI + Resources (Reading Exercise)


  • Process:


Seminar Break

May 04, 2010 No seminar session due to Field Trip Week, Kassel University!!!


Part C: Responses of cultural landscapes to changing natural processes

May 11, 2010 /6 p.m. CET / Virtual Team Room

Mutual activities:

  • Presentation of several concept maps from articles (Reading exercise)
  • Introduction to the Publishing exercise: Develop your own case study report!
  • Next steps until May 18
  • Questions


May 18, 2010 / 6 p.m. CET / Virtual Team Room

Mutual activities:

  • Lecture by Aycim Turer Baskaya | TU Istanbul: Istanbul: A City which turns its Face to the Sea
  • Discussion for concept map
  • Presentation of 1-2 concept maps (Reading exercise)
  • Introduction into Land8Lounge discussion group (Analysing exercise)
  • Next steps until May 25


  • Process:


Working Phase II: Publishing exercise: Develop your Case Study!

Time frame: May 11 - June 08, 2010

Student activities:

  • Apply the case study template to a familiar project
  • Prepare 1-2 slides with your results for sessions in June 2010
  • Tutor feedback


  • Process:


Working Phase III: Minute Exercise: Develop a concept map from a lecture!

Time frame: May 18 - June 08, 2010

Student activities:

  • Create a concept sketch simultaneously to an expert lecture during a Vitero session
  • Discuss the main contents inside the group and transform them into a concept map
  • You may use open source tools such as VUE or Cmap
  • Upload and publish your concept map according to the thematic field of the expert lecture among the Expert Case Studies with your full name, title and explanatory text
  • Tutor feedback


Part D: Landscapes as a reflection of changing cultural processes

May 25, 2010 / 6 p.m. CET / Virtual Team Room

Mutual activities:

  • Presentation of 1-2 concept maps (Reading exercise)
  • Lecture by Tilman Latz| LATZ+PARTNER: Landschaftspark Duisburg - Nord
  • Discussion
  • Introduction to Case study exercise: Develop a Comparative Analysis!


June 01, 2010 / 6 p.m. CET / Virtual Team Room

Mutual activities:

  • Lecture by Ozlem Ozcevik / Imge Akcakaya| TU Istanbul: Measurability of the ECOC Program towards Regeneration of Istanbul, the "City of four Elements"
  • Discussion
  • Presentation of 1-2 concept maps (Reading exercise)


  • Process:

Working Phase IV: Analysing exercise: Develop a Comparative Analysis!

Time frame: May 25 - June 08, 2010

Student activities:

  • Students prepare own comparative analysis (related to thematic groups)
  • Preparation of presentations
  • Tutor feedback


  • Process:

Part E: Technology as a driver of cultural landscape change

June 08, 2010 / 6 p.m. CET / Virtual Team Room

Mutual activities:

  • Presentation of several concept maps (Reading exercise)
  • Student Case Studies (Publishing exercise)
  • Group discussion in preparation of the Comparative Analysis (Analysing exercise)


June 15, 2010 / 6 p.m. CET / Virtual Team Room

Mutual activities:

  • Lecture by Jörg Dettmar | TU Darmstadt: Ruhr metropolitan region in change: Emscher Landscape Park / RUHR.2010
  • Lecture by Hans-Peter Rohler | foundation 5+, Kassel: Park-Autobahn A42 (Park Motorway A42)
  • Discussion


  • Process:


Part F: Analysis of Relevant Case Studies: Applying methods to self-chosen case studis

June 22, 2010 / 6 p.m. CET / Virtual Team Room

Mutual activities:

  • Presentation of Case study reports
  • Discussion


June 29, 2010 / 6 p.m. CET / Virtual Team Room

Mutual activities:

  • Presentation of Case study reports
  • Discussion


  • Process:

Part G: Reflection

July 06, 2010 / 6 p.m. CET / Virtual Team Room

Mutual activities:

  • Reflection of content, process and techniques
  • Invitation to seminar evaluation (online)
  • Preview of future seminar topics
  • Feedback


  • Process:


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