LED Online Seminar 2017 - Working Group 10

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Dear working group members. This is your group page and you will be completing the template gradually as we move through the seminar. Good luck and enjoy your collaboration!

Assignment 1 - Reading and Synthesizing Core Terminology

  • You can read more details about this assignment here
  • Readings are accessible via the resources page

Step 1: Your Landscape Democracy Manifestoes

Step 2: Define your readings

  • Please add your readings selection for the terminology exercise before April 12:

A: Landscape and Democracy - Mapping the Terrain

  • Landscape Democracy Resolution (Angelo.l)

Landscape Concepts:

  • Burckhardt, Lucius (1979): Why is landscape beautiful? in: Fezer/Schmitz (Eds.) Rethinking Man-made Environments (2012) (Fouad)
  • Accompanying lecture reading: Bruns/Bartolomei, 2016 'Concepts of Landscape' (Fouad)

B: Concepts of Participation

  • Day, Christopher (2002): Consensus Design, Architectural Press (Maliheh)

C: Community and Identity

  • Yinglan Reading - Hester, Randolph (2006): Design for Ecological Democracy, The MIT Press

D: Designing

  • Pritzker Prize winning architect Alejandro Aravena on sustainable design and community involvement in Chile (Angelo.l)

E: Communicating a Vision

  • Niels De Couvreur => 'Reading the Landscape' by Simon Bell, EMU Tartu

Steps 3 and 4: Concepts Selection and definition

  • Each group member selects three relevant concepts derived from his/her readings and synthesize them/publish them on the wiki by April 30, 2017
  • Group members reflect within their groups and define their chosen concepts into a shared definition to be posted on the wiki by May 10, 2017.
  • Other group members will be able to comment on the definitions until May 20, 2017

Concepts and definitions

Angelo.l :

  • Landscape democracy
    • Landscape democracy is represented by all citizens are meant to partecipate equally
  • Participatory design
    • Include the community in the design, in the way of find the solution through the participatory design process for identify with precision the problems
  • The force of life into heart of architecture
    • Any type of construction, the use of common sense and the power of nature, through the design power synthesis, must be translated into form through the force of life


  • Landscape Concepts
    • The rule of Ruins in landscape patterns and atmosphere
  • Landscape Design Concepts
    • Value that people can give to areas in their surroundings- Valiable placies

Niels De Couvreur: => Communicating a Vision

  • Dissecting the landscape to individual layers and combining these; makes it possible to define the landscape characteristics.
    • The landscape is a very complex matter to understand and making a basic classification makes it understandable.
  • The human influence on the landscape is the last in the hierarchy of the landscape.
    • We as human beings are the last part of a much bigger story, however we see our position at the top. We need to find our correct place when we are at a decision-making position toward the landscape.
  • Landscape sketches as a basic tool
    • The landscape is one of the most complex matters and has connections to various parts of the society. To make this complex matter understandable for all parts of society is crucial to make it accessible for everybody.

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Step 5: Reflection

  • Please write, as a group, a 250 words reflection on your discourse and document it here

Step 6: Revised manifestoes

  • please look again at your initial manifestoes and update them with any new aspects/prespectives you have taken up during this seminar

Assignment 2 - Your Landscape Symbols

  • You can read more details about this assignment here

Landscape Symbols Author 1

Landscape Symbols of Fouad Mulla

Landscape Symbols of Yinglan

Landscape Symbols Niels De Couvreur

Landscape Symbols Maliheh Shhaghadami

Landscape Democracy Challenge 4

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Landscape Democracy Challenge 5

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Assignment 5 - Your Democratic Change Process

  • You can read more details about this assignment here
  • After documenting and reflecting on your challenges you will continue jointly with one of these challenges and design a democratic change process

Your Democratic Change Process


  • Evaluate in the group how far your ideas either built on the theoretical frame that has been introduced to you during this seminar or react to this by filling a potential gap (approx 150 words)

Your references

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