LANDSCAPE DESIGN IV (CRN: 23340) SYMBIOSIS will be led by Prof. Gülşen Aytaç, PhD. @aytgls and will be assisted by Res. Assist. Arzu Güler @arzu.gulr in 2021-2022 Spring Semester.


LANDSCAPE DESIGN IV (CRN: 23340) “SYMBIOSIS”

LANDSCAPE DESIGN IV (CRN: 23340) SYMBIOSIS will be led by Prof. Gülşen Aytaç, PhD. @aytgls and will be assisted by Res. Assist. Arzu Güler @arzu.gulr in 2021-2022 Spring Semester.


Led by Prof. Gülşen Aytaç, PhD

Assisted by Res. Assist. Arzu Güler

The environmental crisis, such as climate change, decrease of biodiversity, lack of water resources and drought, etc., create “vulnerable” landscapes in urban areas. On the other hand, we are also living in the age of Urbanization, Transportation, Mass Production, and Digitalization. The dichotomies of issues and facts create “trapped” landscapes. Under the theme “Symbiosis”, Landscape Design Studio IV invites participants to reveal the ecological, historical, and cultural/social potentials of trapped landscapes of Samatya, Istanbul located in the Historical Peninsula which is under the list of UNESCO heritage. In the intersection of dualities (living-nonliving, human-nonhuman, manual-digital, etc.), the studio seeks new design approaches towards the possibilities of new living spaces in the urban.