Department of Landscape Studies

Landscape Studies examines the built environment and natural and cultural landscape as materiality, experience and representation. 

The landscape is seen in Landscape Studies as changing, multisensual, relational, and tensive. It can be studied in terms of everyday life or conservation and planning.

Landscape and place are central concepts in Landscape Studies. Everyday life happens in the places where people act and meet. Places are interconnected, and the landscape is based on their relations. The landscape frames the environments of places and provides a way of seeing and representing them. Both the place and landscape are cultural phenomena, dealing with shared ideas, beliefs, values and practices. Their meanings are transient, interpretational and often contested.