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LAR-613 Cartography II:Soil Making

4 Credits

The objective of Cartography II: Soil Making is to explore the link between how we sense the world and how we design it, using the soil as medium and agent. The course aims to evolve site-grading beyond its technical function as a topographic exercise of cutting and filling. Grading is a holistic act that must consider specificity in living soils, from chemistry and composition to porosity, geology, clay crystals and earthly evolution. Students will work between physical experience and digital modeling techniques by combining fieldwork, weekly lectures, technical workshops and dialogues with the soil in-situ and underfoot.