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LAR-711 Cartography III: Garden Making

3 Credits

Cartography III: Garden Making introduces the principles and techniques of planting design within a particular emphasis on change, time and labor. Students will study cultivation, irrigation, succession, and nursery markets at a variety of scales to reveal a timely approach to shaping public planted space. Lectures situate landscape architecture within a broad tradition of collaborative action that requires novel partnerships between keepers and their lands, plant-activists and the often-invisible work embedded in taking care. Practical techniques are expressed as a temporal cartography within a longstanding tradition of garden making, as students develop planting plans for public engagement by promoting techniques that consider plant-based time in relation to cycles of human management.