LANDSCAPE DESIGN I (CRN: 23318) GROUNDWORK: “touch the earth lightly”
LANDSCAPE DESIGN I (CRN: 23318) GROUNDWORK: “touch the earth lightly” will be led by Assoc. Prof. Meltem Erdem Kaya, PhD. @meltem_erdem_kaya and will be assisted by Res. Assist. Hüseyin Ögçe @huseyinogce in 2021-2022 Spring Semester.
Let by Assoc. Prof. Meltem Erdem Kaya, PhD.
Assisted by Res. Assist. Hüseyin Ögçe
Landscape Design I Studio, with its collective name GROUNDWORK, invites students to discover the hidden potentials of nature and its productive mechanism over two case projects. The studio questions the design action as a mode of discovery of new processes, new ideas on nature and culture based on intellectual discussions on nature, wildscape and culture. Groundwork introduces the idea of design as a cultural act that includes different levels of operations and manipulations on land to create a new life medium for nature. [Touch the earth lightly], as the subtheme of the studio, refers to the capacity of design to foster ongoing natural processes within nature and urban mechanisms. Understanding the characteristics of different landscapes and representation of these qualities over design scenarios are the main motivation of the studio. In this context, the studio aims to discuss the potentials and limitations of the landscape by looking at very specific conditions of being in nature and being in the urban area. The studio aims to help students to develop conceptual design thinking and spatial design skills through production of a series of project materials and hybrid drafting techniques. The studio will be supported with seminars, readings and a workshop on contemporary landscape architecture praxis.