Constructed Ecologies (ABPL90263)
Graduate courseworkPoints: 12.5On Campus (Parkville)
About this subject
- Eligibility and requirements
- Dates and times
- Further information
- Timetable(opens in new window)
Please refer to the specific study period for contact information.
|Fees||Look up fees|
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