DLB311 Contested Landscapes

This unit introduces you to broad landscape matters and concepts that relate to land, rivers and oceans and their transformation across time, cultures and geographies. Concepts of place, identity, commodification and the anthropocene will be crossed with ethics, aesthetics and human rights to analyse and discuss multiple understandings of the significance of landscape. You will learn and discuss appropriate theory to think of landscape based on significant real world issues and the application of appropriate theoretical frameworks. Through studying this unit, you will be able to locate the processes that are at the basis of the transformation of landscape, and how these are culturally, socially, economically and technologically intertwined. This will help you to develop and expand your own ethical awareness as an active agent in the making of the landscape.

Unit information

Unit code
Creative Industries Faculty
Landscape Architecture
Study area
Building and planning
Credit points

Dates and locations

Teaching period Dates Locations
Semester 2, 2021 26 July 2021 - 19 November 2021 Gardens Point
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Guide to previous study requirements

To enrol in this unit, you must have completed these prerequisite units (or have credit, advanced standing or exemption for them), or be able to demonstrate that you have equivalent background knowledge.
You can’t enrol in this unit if you have completed any of these anti-requisite units.
To enrol in this unit, you must have already completed these co-requisite units, or you must enrol in them at the same time.
You can’t enrol in this unit if you have completed any of these equivalent units.
Assumed knowledge
We assume that you have a minimum level of knowledge in certain areas before you start this unit.


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