852302 Contemporary landscape architecture

Semester hours
Lecturer (assistant)
Steiner, Henriette
Offered in
Wintersemester 2021/22
Languages of instruction


Henriette Steiner, Associate Professor, University of Copenhagen

Benefit for All

Situated Knowledge in Pandemic Times: A Seminar on Gender, Landscape and Cities

In this seminar, we will think about how knowledge is always situated, a concept we explore through the writing of feminist science and technology scholar Donna Haraway. Through reading and writing workshops, we explore the way knowledge is filtered by particular bodies, spaces and media. By reflecting on how we use and produce knowledge, and by evoking our own situated knowledge as a tool for exploring the world, we will reflect on what that situatedness means for the work of landscape architects living through ‘pandemic times’. The seminar will give students new perspectives on what it means to read and write academic texts differently, using research on intersectionality, media, gender, landscape and cities as a tool to do so. The seminar is a power-point free zone and requires active engagement of students. Please bring your laptops to class.

Previous knowledge expected

LARCH II, Theory and methodology in Landscape Architecture

Objective (expected results of study and acquired competences)

Students will be able to reveal the history of a site and interpret its meaning for future developments.
You can find more details like the schedule or information about exams on the course-page in BOKUonline.