LED Online Seminar 2018 - Working Group 6

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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 18:

A: Landscape and Democracy

Penpichcha : International Federation of Landscape Architects (IFLA-Europe), Landscape Democracy Resolution

Rana : Burckhardt, Lucius (1979): Why is landscape beautiful? in: Fezer/Schmitz (Eds.) Rethinking Man-made Environments (2012)

Victor : Bruns/Bartolomei, 2016 'Concepts of Landscape

Davide : Meinig, D. W. (1979): "The Beholding Eye: Ten Versions of the Same Scene." In: The Interpretation of Ordinary Landscapes: Geographical Essays, edited by D. W. Meinig and John Brinckerhoff Jackson, 33-48. New York: Oxford University Press.

B: Concepts of Participation

Penpichcha : Arnstein, Sherry R.(1969): A Ladder of Citizen Participation, JAIP, Vol. 35, No. 4

Rana : Hester, Randolph (2012): Evaluating Community Design, Landscape Journal

Victor : Gaventa, John: The Powerful, the Powerless, and the Experts

Davide : Davis, Mike (1990): Fortress Los Angeles: The Militarization of Urban Space, From: City of Quartz: Excavating the Future in Los Angeles

C: Community and Identity

Penpichcha : Hester, Randolph (2006): Design for Ecological Democracy, The MIT Press

Rana : Welk Von Mossner, Alexa (2014): Cinematic Landscapes, In: Topos, No. 88, 2014.

Victor : Girling, Cynthia (2006): Informing Design Charrettes, The Integrated Assessment Journal

Davide : Gafford, Farrah D. (2013): It Was a Real Village: Community Identity Formation Among Black Middle-Class Residents in Pontchartrain Park, Journal of Urban History 39:36

D: Designing

Penpichcha : Hester, Randolph: Democratic Drawing - Techniques for Participatory Design

Rana : Smith, Nicola Dawn(2012): Design Charrette: A Vehicle for Consultation or Collaboration

Victor : Massachusetts Institute of Technology (2013): Places in the Making: How Placemaking Builds Places and Communities

E: Communicating a Vision

Penpichcha : A toolkit for transforming abandoned spaces through the arts. https://issuu.com/mahatat/docs/toolkit_en._final_issuu

Victor : Online decision making with loomio

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 May 9, 2018
  • Group members reflect within their groups and define their chosen concepts into a shared definition to be posted on the wiki by June 6, 2018.
  • Other group members will be able to comment on the definitions until June 12, 2018
  • Each group will also report on their process to come to a set of shared definitions of key landscape democracy concepts on the wiki documentation until June 20, 2018

Concepts and definitions

Author 1: Penpichcha Saiwilai

  • The citizens are involved both individually or through elections in the decision making for the landscape and open spaces in the community equally.
  • The people can get an access to the decision making about how to shape the landscape through their daily life routine.
  • The landscape design must integrate the modern and up-to-date needs of the people with their daily life pattern.

Author 2: Rana Shukayr

  • How people define a landscape and how it is viewed differently by each person. Having experiments with different point of views about what is landscape and how they see it and label it. All this showed that it was related to background, memories, cultures, and discoveries.
  • The core of creating a landscape design is to engage the community by making them participate not only theoretically but with all their senses physically and emotionally. By doing so, these creative ideas with no barriers elevated the design of the landscape.
  • A wake up call for people watching the movie about the crisis of landscape. Showing the extreme emotional distress and the sufferings through the landscape. The aim is to give hope and resilience for the community living such dangers.

Author 3: Davide Coccolini

  • Landscape as meaning: we should understand this term cover alone any of the aspects of a single place: how it looks, how it has been built, how it is lived, how it lives in our memories, but expeccialy what we feel walking through it. "Landscape as an integrating concept, is exinstentially highly significant and serves as a natural and cultural heritage that deserves full attention" citation by Kuhne Olaf, Landscape concepts.
  • We need a come back to the "humanization of the public space" in order to keep its back to a Human dimension. Not using palliative situations, but structural ones. People need feeling to be part of a totality, not a mere mathematic number
  • we need to evolve from the idea to built spaces for a exact class. we need to design the city as a complete system of interactions. Designing is the pen to cure the segregation.

Step 5: Reflection

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: Penpichcha Saiwilai

Landscape Symbols Author 2: Rana Shukayr

Landscape Symbols Auther 3:Victor Mwata

Landscape Symbols Author 5: Davide Coccolini

Assignment 3 - Role Play on Landscape Democracy "movers and shakers"

  • You can read more details about this assignment here

Assignment 4 - Your Landscape Democracy Challenge

  • You can read more details about this assignment here
  • Each group member will specify a landscape democracy challenge in his/her environment
  • Each Landscape Democracy Challenge should be linked to two or three of UN's 17 sustainable development Goals

Landscape Democracy Challenge 1

Your references:

Landscape Democracy Challenge 2

Your references:

Landscape Democracy Challenge 5

Your references:

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


  • Davide Coccolini: The interesting thing in this course has been the interest showed and the conveying passion communicated to us.

Starting from a muddler point, lesson by lesson I think we get a clearer way to understand and interact with our present.

  • Penpichcha Saiwilai : This assignment is a good exercise for us to identify the conflict that is actually happening and and to try to find the way to solve it.
  • ....


  • Davide Coccolini: The Democratic Challenge is really hard and its main feature is one:we need to project without any point set in concrete a part the respect for the

community identity, each different from the others. Trying to involve and make reasonable the various personality involved. In my experience this is a point 0. thank You...

  • Penpichcha Saiwilai : Landscape Education for Democracy should be promoted and integrated into the school curriculum because people should be able to practice and participate in the decision making.
  • ....

Your references