Cultural Landscapes Blog

Do you need an elective for the Spring of 2016? Be sure to check out LAR5230: Cultural Landscapes Seminar, from 11:00am-1:30pm on Tuesdays and taught by Rob McGinnis. 

Course Description & Method:

Cultural landscapes, landscapes created by human culture and technology, have distinct spatial patterns and settlement practices that are shaped by social routines as well as geographical conditions. Cultural landscape is also a way of seeing, thinking and interpreting urban, suburban, rural and industrial places. It applies rich and productive cross- disciplinary approaches that entangle history, cultural practices, and biophysical systems in the pursuit of uncovering the form, meaning, and processes that differentiate one place from another. Over the past quarter century, cultural landscape has become an increasingly important lens through which geographers, architectural historians, landscape architects, planners, preservationists, and anthropologists interpret and manage the built and shaped environment.