Theory and Design of the Contemporary Landscape
University of Waterloo
School of Architecture
Architecture History and Theory
Lecture Course

Teaching Faculty: Fionn Byrne, Elise Shelley

This course provides an historical overview of the ideas of nature and landscape in Western thought. 'Nature', 'Ecology', and 'Landscape' are treated as cultural constructs, related to specific philosophical, technological, economic, political, and social issues. Many of these issues will be considered as the course of study traces the evolution and transformation of contemporary landscape.
1. Rachel Kim, Michelle Piotrowski, Victor Poon, Liwei Wang, Janice Woo, Jen Yong, 2-6. Alexander Robinson, Anne Sewell, Kate Hollbrook Smith, Danielle Rosen, Giles Hall, Sam Willman.