Research Methods in Landscape Architecture and Urbanism

The module consists of two parallel seminars, Mapping and Research through Design.

In the seminar, mapping is taught as a practical drawing tool - far beyond graphics and depiction of spatial relationships - to make the imperceptible visible in graphic mapping with the help of physical-material structures. Mapping becomes an analytical and research tool to investigate the mediating level between social and physical space and its spatial qualities. In the following seminar Research through Design we will deal with its theory, with quality criteria of scientific knowledge and their application, using the mapping results as a basis for our designing research.

To complete the module (in Landscape Architecture program: 6 ECTS, in the ULS program: 5 ECTS), participation in the two consecutive seminars Mapping and Research through Design is required. Research Methods is not offered in the summer semester.