University:HafenCity University Hamburg (HCU)
Contact Person:Christiane Sörensen
Host Institution:Department of Landscape Architecture
Studio Topographic Thinking and Designing
HafenCity University Hamburg:
ECLAS has selected Hamburg`s HafenCity University as the venue for the 2013 conference. HafenCity University is a rather special case, because here landscape architecture is taught in an inter-disciplinary context as part of a mix of subjects – it straddles the interface between the conflicting interests of architecture, town planning and civil engineering. The consensus of opinion at HafenCity University is that all disciplines must grapple with landscape issues, indeed that consideration of the landscape is a starting point for research and teaching; this standpoint is unique among universities. The topics addressed at the conference will reflect HafenCity University’s special interdisciplinary approach to research where landscape issues are concerned.
First Announcement and Call for Abstracts:SPECIFICS
Landscape architecture’s true task is to examine the typical characteristics and potential of a place, to uncover its genius loci and thus distil the specificity of the location. In this way, projects grow with a specific relationship to one place, are rooted in their surroundings and embedded in existing relational systems. Landscape architecture is also a matter of personal convictions and individual interpretation - what shows in how we design our surroundings and in how working and teaching methods exert a specific influence on future generations of landscape and environment planners. Against the backdrop of globalization, the immediate task is to emphasize qualities and differences and to concentrate on significant strategies for research and teaching.
NATURE HAPPEND YESTERDAY - TRIAL REFLECTION ON THE SPECIFIC ROLE OF LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE
WHO OWNS THE LANDSCAPE? - COLLECTIVE APPROPRIATIONS AND LANDSCAPE PLANNING
BEST PRACTICE LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE
LANDSCAPE AND STRUCTURES
EVENTS AND CONVERSION
Please see description of sessions and guidelines for abstracts:
Abstract:Abstracts are invited for oral presentations, poster presentations and Pecha Kucha presentations. Thus the abstract should clearly communicate the objective of the work, the results and their significance. Time and effort spent constructing a clear, concise, and well-written abstract will maximize the chances of paper acceptance. New and significant work is a prerequisite for paper acceptance. The abstract will be used by reviewers as the basis for acceptance of the paper. Authors of accepted papers are subsequently asked to submit Full Papers, Posters and Pecha Kucha Lectures.
Abstracts may only be submitted online at:
by the deadline: 28th Ferbruary 2013