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Constructed Ecologies engages with the key approaches within ecology as a fundamental requirement for design practice. Typical topics include biodiversity, soils, changing rural ecologies, wetlands and stormwater design strategies including water flows, environmental history informing design, lighting as a constructed ecology, and performative design and the use of big data. The course will be informed by case studies from around the world as illustrations of ecology informing design. A range of environments with differing ecological systems or issues might be explored in a field trip (of up to 4 days) outside of Melbourne which would be held during the Easter non-teaching period; this is yet to be confirmed for 2015.
Intended learning outcomes
- Develop an understanding of ecological principles.
- Understand the role of the landscape architect in enabling ecological function through design.
- Correct use of technical terminology.
- Evaluation of existing knowledge.
- Critical evaluation of practice and design.
- Identification of emergent trends in ecological design practice.
Last updated: 3 November 2022