Garden Context Studio - (15 Credits)

The aim of this module is to introduce a current garden design in a given context in relation to its rural, peri-urban and urban situation. Through analysis of local and regional scales, social and ecological systems and place and identity relationships student will develop design outcomes through a rigorous design process applying theory and landscape ecology principles onto the existing conditions of the site. They will critically assess and analyse the conditions to develop contextual and conceptual approach for a garden design using garden architectural theory and skill sets. Planting design and material knowledge will be key elements in this studio.