And how do technological advances shape the future of design? FRI 6.
In the course of the session participants and members of the audience can contribute design projects they find outstanding. SAT 7.
In the course of discussion we will try to identify a number of burning questions for the future of design. Together we will desicuss the major challenges contemporary societies have to face, which necessitate design as an interdisciplinary field. SUN 8. How do we convey the skills and knowledge necessary to deal with the rising complexity of contemporary challenges.
Applying the method of mapping, we will trance the interconnectedness of objects thereby trying to untangle complexity. MON 9.
We will be sharing best practices and will have a closer look at two application fields. The morning session will be focusing on Creative Commons and its impact on the sharing culture.
We try to extend its concept for brands with a Label Commons Public License and investigate the fairmove use case. These days, in times of ever more visible threats to the nature around us, landscape architects have an increasingly important task: Their profession — in a nutshell — ensures the right balance between intervention in nature and its preservation — both in urban contexts as well as in the regional countryside.
But does their brief stop at what boils down to a technical task?
In the history of the profession, which was once called garden art, were there not primarily creative demands and criteria? The focus was on the ever-present — yet constantly changing — tension between socio-political and ecological demands as well as on questions of design and art. Such questions influence not only the self-image of the profession, but also the field of university education, aspects of possible interdisciplinary cooperation, and the task of communicating information to the public.
But perhaps what separates theory is already united in practice?
According to Anette Freytag , Rutgers University, addressing today's urgent tasks helps to overcome the often obstructive historical dichotomy. The central task remains an urban planning that is to be developed from open space, from the smallest to the largest scale, but not least in global agglomerations. What is important is a comprehensive approach that also pursues human experience on a deeper level. In their case analyses, they illustrated the global influence of European garden traditions in the 19th century — both theoretically and aesthetically.
Examples ranged from the renewed image of the traditional Chinese garden to the designer self-image sometimes created by American landscape architects, whereby it should be emphasized that in this case the term "designer" served as an upgrading differentiation from the architect as a businessman.
A symposium which, as in Herrenhausen, brings together important players from different continents is also an important platform for early-career scientists to present their current research projects. The seven projects discussed ranged from studies on the appreciation of urban greens on the part of the population of Beirut, the historical influence of German landscape architects in Portugal and the installation of lighting concepts in Hanover, to the discovery of something like an early form of "tree sculptures", the so-called "cathedrals of trees" in Great Britain.
A side note, almost all of the young researchers were women: Are we witnessing a trend, perhaps? It is generally accepted that political guidelines work in this approach — the right to participate in shaping the city, the right to live in a healthy environment, and not least the right to have access to free public green spaces.
The future tasks section also included a critical analysis of the current situation regarding education in the field of landscape architecture by Stefanie Hennecke , University of Kassel. Her overview of educational locations, study programs and curricula offered the picture of an increasing multiplication of tasks since the Bologna reform and of a field of tasks that was diversified down to the smallest module, which could not decide between specialization, basic training and interdisciplinarity and, moreover, was characterized by a loss of social and political responsibility.
Her plea: to give the students more freedom in choosing their specializations and to reduce "schooling tendencies". Philip Belesky from RMIT University, Australia, presented new digital processes within the design process of landscape architecture, the aim of which is no longer merely to speed things up, but increasingly a "human-machine-dialogue".
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The relationship of landscape architects to contemporary art was the subject of an interesting panel discussion in the evening. The leitmotif remained the question of how genuinely aesthetic aspects could be integrated into the changed brief of landscape architects. More recent developments have been shaped by the adoption of the work concept and an often processual and participatory concept of art.