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Dec 07 - Dec 18, 2020 DURATION
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20 OPEN FOR PROFESSIONALS
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Presentation, Booklet FACULTY OF Architecture
Shifting landscapes – armature and processes
Divya Shah | Chandrani Chakrabarti
Image source: Tree survey of four woodland types, Miniature and Panorama: Günther Vogt
Divya Shah Divya is a faculty member at Landscape Architecture program, CEPT University and has a teaching experience of over ten years . Her research interest consists of evolving visual and theoretical tools to read and interpret landscape processes. Her teaching area includes developing design methodologies that imply a collective understanding of Landscapes as indigenous - physical and cultural systems. Chandrani Chakrabarti Chandrani is a landscape architect with over ten years of professional consulting experience in landscape architecture and urban design. Her teaching and research interests include landscape ecology, productive landscapes, and landscape urbanism. She has been associated with CEPT University since 2018, and currently serves as Program Coordinator, Master of Landscape Architecture.
The course looks at shifting character of landscape to capture the constant and variables of any system – small or large, through a range of analog and digital representation. The course introduces students to the relationship between landscape architecture and representation through an overview of its history, techniques, conventions, and current trends. The coursework will include digital drawing modes as well as physical modelling and hand drawing techniques. Throughout the course work, these methods will be introduced through small workshops and input lectures.
Landscapes around us is dynamic and is in constant state of flux. Landscapes witness regular cycles of seasonal changes as well as the unprecedented sudden natural events. Being a resilient system, landscapes fight back through a series of self-adjusting mechanisms. These processes are evident across all scales – from a tiny leaf to an entire ecosystem. The course will focus around two concepts – the armature or the constant component of the landscape system, and the processes the system goes through to adjust to external changes.
The course is structured around two modules. Using the scale of a large urban tree, in the first module, students will carefully observe five dominant tree species in their surrounding locality and record them through photography and sketches. In the next module, the students will imagine a landscape in incremental scale across three scenarios - urban, peri-urban, and natural setting. The purpose of this varied exploration allows an individual to develop their own iterative representational approach that can eventually incorporate both analog and digital methodologies.