Programme Overview (Updated)

The conference is held at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU) in Ås, a small town located 40 km south of Oslo.
Interactive campus map

  1. Poster session is held in ‘Rosehaven’ in Samfunnet
  2. Heads of Schools’ meeting is held in ‘Festsalen’ in Samfunnet
  3. Memorial tree planting is outside Audmax.
  4. The Farewell reception will be a joint event with delegates, observers and ExCo from IFLA World Council.


Parallel Sessions: Overview

All session rooms are in Samfunnet in Ås. Use Interactive campus map to find a room location.

Monday 16 September 11:00-12:30

Block 1A. Pedagogic methods: Studio teaching (1/4)

Chair: Juanjo Galan

Scenario thinking in landscape architecture education Gianni Lobosco (University of Ferrara, Italy)
An evaluation of a systematic teaching approach to evidence-based design in landscape architecture studios Andreas Wesener, Wendy McWilliam, Anupriya Sukumar, Louise Bailey, Marcus Robinson (Lincoln University, New Zealand)
Islands as interpretative, cognitive and design tools for teaching process oriented waterscape design in a studio setting Stefania Staniscia (West Virginia University); Maria Goula (Cornell University)

Block 1B. Digital technology in landscape education (1/2)

Chair: Ramzi Hassan

Digital methods for mapping landscape space Mei Liu, Steffen Nijhuis (Delft University of Technology, Netherlands)
The digital classroom as landscape democracy arena. Toward a socially transformative pedagogy in design and planning Deni Ruggeri (Norwegian University of Life Sciences); Ellen Fetzer (Nürtingen-Geislingen University, Germany)
Using classroom clickers as a means to increase student participation in large landscape planning lectures Michael Roth (Nürtingen-Geislingen University, Germany)
Agency of landscape architecture in the digital world: Connecting classical skills with contemporary conditions Tomaž Pipan (University of Ljubljana, Slovenia)

Block 1C. Curricula: Assessment and programme development

Chair: Anders Larsson

Evaluating evaluations of students’ design proposals Maria Kylin, Linnea Lindström (Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences)
(Re)affirming landscape planning as a core area of landscape architecture practice, education and research Selma B. Pena (University of Lisbon)
Drawing an exam – exploring didactical relations Richard Hare, Anne Margrethe Wagner, Liv Løvetand, Elzelina van Melle, Carsten Johansen (University of Copenhagen)
Environmental literacy and landscape planning and design in Turkey Sevgi Gormus (Inonu University, Turkey)

Block 1D. Teaching transdisciplinary approaches to landscape (1/4)

Chair: Ed Wall

Hybrid landscapes. Blurring boundaries between art and science in landscape research. The case of Trento, Italy Alessandro Betta (University of Trento, Italy)
Teaching, research and design: Interdisciplinary methods and new concepts at the

International Winter School Welzow for post-coal mining landscapes

Christine Fuhrmann (Brandenburg Technical University Cottbus, Germany)
Landscape beyond engineering. Landscape design research in the Alpine context Sara Favargiotti (University of Trento, Italy)
Theory of Weakness as a pedagogic method Luca Maria Francesco Fabris (Polytechnic University of Milan); Fan Fu (Beijing University of Civil Engineering and Architecture); Elisa Cristiana Cattaneo (Polytechnic University of Turin, Italy)

Block 1E. History of landscape education (1/3)

Chair: Meryem Atik

Reorganisation of landscape architecture and planning education in Latvia Natalija Ņitavska, Madara Markova, Daiga Zigmunde  (Latvia University of Life Sciences and Technologies)
Landscape architecture in Croatia 1900-1990 Petra Perekovic, Monika Kamenecki, Dora Tomic Reljic, Ines Hrdalo, Ana Zmire  (University of Zagreb, Croatia)
Landscape architecture education in Israel: Past, present and future
Tal Alon-Mozes (Israel Institute of Technology)
Landscape architecture education in Albania – the challenge of having a studio and research-based programme Zydi Teqja, Arlind Dervishaj (Agricultural University of Tirana, Albania)

Block 1F. The ELC and landscape education

Chair: Kine Thoren

Applying LBSN data as a research resource to enhance landscape assessment skills in the wake of the European Landscape Convention Clara García-Mayor (University of Alicante, Spain)
Developing a technique to identify diverse professionals’ attitudes towards blue-green infrastructure Jinxuan Wang, Karen Foley (University College Dublin)
Re-constructing the ethic dimensions of landscape: the educational action of the ecomuseums in Friuli Venezia Giulia, Italy Andrea Guaran, Enrico Michelutti (University of Udine, Italy)
Ideas of landscape in educational contexts. Theoretical and methodological implications from a survey in Italy Benedetta Castiglioni, Margherita Cisani (University of Padova, Italy)

Block 1G. Pedagogic methods: Multisensory

Chair: Thomas Oles

Walk and dance through landscape in design studio teaching – reflective movement as an initial and explorative design tool Carola Wingren (Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences)
The multicultural urban landscape and its somatic and emotional dimension. A participative and pedagogic methodology Ana Moya (Evora University, Portugal)
Felt-sensing, focusing and landscape architecture education Ram Eisenberg (Israel Institute of Technology)
Hypermediation: a resonance and a sociality. Consciousness-building in landscape-architectural sensory-aesthetic design processes Rikke Munck Petersen (University of Copenhagen)

Block 1H. [Special session] Landscape architecture education in a global research context

Organisers: Henriette Steiner, Ellen Braae (University of Copenhagen)
  Henriette Steiner, Ellen Braae, Torben Dam (University of Copenhagen); Lilli Lička (University of Natural       Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna); Alan Tate (University of Manitoba); Inge Bobbink (Delft University of Technology); Anne Bordeleau (University of Waterloo); Tao DuFour (Cornell University)


Monday 16 September 13:30-15:00

Block 2A. Pedagogic methods: Studio teaching (2/4)

Chair: Henriette Steiner

The design critique as means to foster creative growth Arthur Rice (North Carolina State University)
Integration of the green infrastructure approach into landscape architecture design studio teaching Attila Tóth, Ľubica Feriancová (Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra)
Teaching landscape design studio: a creative part of the design process Davorin Gazvoda (University of Ljubljana, Slovenia)
Elaborated photo diaries as tools for problem-setting and concept development within the landscape architectural design studio Melissa Cate Christ (Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences); Andrew Toland (University of Technology Sydney)

Block 2B. Pedagogic methods: sustainability, ecology and planting design

Chair: Maria Ignatieva

Pedagogic exercises for sustainable material selection Åsa Bensch (Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences)
In-depth, dynamic understanding of context: Application of ecological landscape design method in graduate urban design research Jala Makhzoumi (American University of Beirut, Lebanon)
Designing with plants and nature – working with continuity, entities and design thinking in landscape architecture education Torben Dam, Jan Støvring (University of Copenhagen)
Teaching applied planting design at the Faculty of Landscape Architecture and Urbanism in Budapest Krisztina Szabó, Judit Doma-Tarcsányi (Szent István University, Hungary); Martin van den Toorn (Szent István University, Hungary; Delft University of Technology, Netherlands)

Block 2C. Pedagogic methods: Understanding site

Chair: Diedrich Bruns

Land art: a creative ground for site analysis Funda Baş Bütüner (Middle East Technical University, Turkey)
Testing the illustrative method: How to reveal hidden knowledge stored in traditional water systems Inge Bobbink (Technical University Delft, Netherlands)
Landscape analysis for policy and planning – themes and current challenges for learning and practice Jørgen Primdahl (University of Copenhagen); Simon Swaffield (Lincoln University, New Zealand); Per Stahlschmidt (Private office, Denmark)
Incomplete cartographies Ed Wall (University of Greenwich)

Block 2D. Teaching transdisciplinary approaches to landscape (2/4)

Chair: Melissa Anna Murphy

Teaching transdisciplinarity in landscape architecture curriculum for resilient urban places Elisa Palazzo (University of New South Wales, Sydney)
Who is responsible for realising spatial quality? Experiences from three interdisciplinary educational exercises Jo Boonen, Marlies Marreel, Sven De Visscher, Pieter Foré (University College Ghent, Belgium)
Pedagogy in transdisciplinary approaches to landscape: Training public administrations in renewable energy transition, the case of Amsterdam Paolo Picchi, Dirk Oudes, Sven Stremke (Amsterdam Academy of Architecture)
Thriving on transdisciplinarity: Designing at the kitchen table Wim van der Knaap, Sjoerd Brandsma, Kevin Raaphorst (Wageningen University, Netherlands)

Block 2E. History of landscape education (2/3)

Chair: Richard Stiles

Early history of landscape architecture teaching initiatives in Romania Alexandru Mexi (University of Bucharest; National Institute of Heritage, Romania)
History of landscape education in Italy Francesca Mazzino (University of Genoa, Italy)
Mapping the history of landscape architecture programmes in Saudi Arabia Mamdouh M.A. Sobaihi (King Abdulaziz University, Saudi Arabia)
Nurturing education in gardens and gardening education in Portugal Ana Duarte Rodrigues
(University of Lisbon)

Block 2F. [Special session] UNISCAPE meeting: Landscape education after 20 years of the ELC

Organisers: Tessa Matteini (UNISCAPE; University of Florence, Italy), Juan Manuel Palerm (UNISCAPE; University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain)
Landscape Education in Europe after 20 years of the ELC;

The Las Palmas Declaration of Rectors for University Landscape Education in Europe

Roundtable discussants: Lucija Ažman Momirski (University of Lubjiana, Slovenia), Benedetta Castiglioni (University of Padua, Italy), Saša Dobricic (University of Nova Gorica, Slovenia), Juanjo Galan-Vivas (Aalto University, Finland), Anna Lambertini (University of Florence, Italy), Rita Occhiuto (University of Liège, Belgium)

Rapporteurs: Paolo Picchi (Amsterdam University), Viola Corbari (Sapienza University of Rome, Italy), Margherita Cisani (University of Padua, Italy)

Block 2G. [Workshop] Stonesensing: Evoking meaning with stones

Organiser: Ram Eisenberg  (Israel Institute of Technology)

Block 2H. [Workshop] New practices of collaboration: Exploring landscape architectural teaching, learning and practice contexts (1/2)

Organisers: Lisa Mackenzie, Elinor Scarth, Anaïs Chanon (University of Edinburgh); Frits van Loon (Technical University of Delft, Netherlands)


Monday 16 September 15:30-17:00

Block 3A. Pedagogic methods: Studio teaching (3/4)

Chair: Carola Wingren

Embedded spatial learning: Bringing studio to site Bettina Lamm, Anne Margrethe Wagner (University of Copenhagen)
Studio crits as perceived by the landscape architecture students Pinar Koylu, Melek Yilmaz Kaya, Nermin Basaran (Duzce University, Turkey)
Impervious to improvement, reflections on workload in the design-studio Rudi Van Etteger (Wageningen University, Netherlands)
Fostering design-research methods in graduate design studio teaching Jorg Sieweke (paradoXcity, Germany)

Block 3B. [Special session] The history and future of teaching digital methods in landscape architecture

Organiser: Olaf Schroth (Weihenstephan-Triesdorf University of Applied Sciences, Germany)
Diverse historical phases of digital design education in landscape architecture Olaf Schroth (Weihenstephan-Triesdorf University of Applied Sciences, Germany)
Educational landscapes of the digital age:

Challenging the frontiers of digital landscape education— a discussion on future-oriented computational design thinking

Pia Fricker (Aalto University, Finland)
Enabling generation and critical reflection of GIS-based 3D landscape visualization for collaborative planning Ulrike Wissen Hayek (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich)
Panel discussion Discussant: Ulrich Kias (Weihenstephan-Triesdorf University of Applied Sciences, Germany)

Block 3C. The making of a profession

Chair: Ingrid Sarlöv-Herlin

The historical development of landscape architecture education in Slovakia Ján Supuka   (Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra, Slovakia);
Attila Tóth (Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra Slovakia; LE: NOTRE Institute)
The role of the botanic garden of Ajuda in the affirmation of the new profession of landscape architecture in Portugal Ana Luísa Soares (University of Lisbon); Sónia Talhé Azambuja (University of Lisbon; University of Algrave); Cristina Castel-Branco (University of Lisbon)
Timeline of knowledge creation of Latvian landscape architecture Indra Purs (Latvia Association of Landscape Architects)
An outstanding multidisciplinary education concept of Professor Mőcsényi Kinga Szilágyi (Szent István University, Hungary)

Block 3D. Teaching transdisciplinary approaches to landscape (3/4)

Chair: Morten Clemetsen

Making the case for service learning: Pedagogy that fosters professional leadership in landscape architecture Linda Corkery (University of New South Wales Sydney, Australia)
Animating criticality and trans-disciplinarity through landscape architecture education Lisa Babette Diedrich, Andrea Kahn, Gunilla Lindholm (Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences)
Complexity, otherness and change in Arctic landscapes—didactic methods and experimental approaches to planning Magdalena Haggärde, Gisle Løkken (70°N arkitektur, Norway)

Block 3E. History of landscape education (3/3)

Chair: Bernadette Blanchon

Relationships between the Bauhaus and landscape architecture. A historical review and thoughts about the role of design propaedeutics today Lars Hopstock (Technical University of Kaiserslautern, Germany)
Evolution of landscape architecture education—

celebrating its 50th anniversary in Turkey

Veli Ortaçeşme (Akdeniz University, Turkey); Osman Uzun (Düzce University, Turkey); Meryem Atik (Akdeniz University, Turkey); Elif Karacor (Düzce University, Turkey); Emrah Yıldırım (Akdeniz University, Turkey); Berfin Senik (Düzce University, Turkey)
‘To broaden the outlook of training’—the first landscape course in Manchester, UK Luca Csepely-Knorr (Manchester Metropolitan University)
The NMBU university park as a didactic place Bjørn Anders Fredriksen (Norwegian university of Life sciences)

Block 3F. [Special session] Challenges and opportunities of landscape architecture education in the Arab world: The experience of the American University of Beirut

Organisers: Yaser Abunnasr, Nayla Al-Akl, Monika Fabian, Jala Makhzoumi, Salma Talhouk, Rami Zurayk, Beata Dreksler, Maria Gabriella Trovato (American University of Beirut, Lebanon)

Block 3G. [Workshop] Learning to read the landscape: a methodological framework

Organisers: Benedetta Castiglioni, Margherita Cisani (University of Padova, Italy)

Block 3H. [Workshop] New practices of collaboration: Exploring landscape architectural teaching, learning and practice contexts (2/2)

Organisers: Lisa Mackenzie, Elinor Scarth, Anaïs Chanon (University of Edinburgh); Frits van Loon (Technical University of Delft, Netherlands)


Tuesday 17 September 10:30-12:00

Block 4A. Pedagogic methods: Studio teaching (4/4)

Chair: Jala Makhzoumi

Teaching the unpredictable, critically engaging with urban landscapes Lisa Babette Diedrich, Mads Farsø (Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences);
The studio as the core of design education: Some aspects of studio teaching from three different schools
Olivier Marty (École Nationale Supérieure de Paysage de Versailles, France); Martin van den Toorn (Delft University of Technology, Netherlands); Peter Vrijlandt (independent researcher, Netherlands)
Public space design studio – exploring and learning to do a multipurpose design proposal Paulo Farinha-Marques, José Miguel Lameiras (University of Porto, Portugal)
Evaluating the case for the ‘Spread Studio Model’, using Self-Determination Theories (SDT) in education Sareh Moosavi  (University of Melbourne, Australia)

Block 4B. Pedagogic methods: Student engagement and motivation

Chair: Maria Kylin

Teaching the history of landscape architecture: Some thoughts and a case study Marc Treib (University of California, Berkeley)
Recollecting landscapes: Teaching and making landscape biographies Bruno Notteboom (Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium)
A simple task to increase students’ motivation Magdalena Wojnowska-Heciak (Kielce University of Technology, Poland)
Teaching through design competitions Roland Tusch, Julia Backhausen-Nikolić, Roland Wück (University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna)

Block 4C. Pedagogic methods: Fieldwork

Chair: Jørgen Primdahl

Identifying right uses within words for the right to landscape. The tianguis in Mexico City Gabriela Wiener (National Autonomous University of Mexico)
Trans-Alpine: Landscape inquiries from Norway to China Bin Li (Oslo School of Architecture and Design)
Practicing theory: From fieldwork to theory-work Daniel Coombes (Birmingham City University)
Teaching fieldwork: Fieldwork Methods in Landscape Architectural Education and the Case of Brexit, Borders and the Irish Northwest Gareth Doherty (Harvard University)

Block 4D. Landscape education: Ethics and values

Chair: Burcu Yigit Turan

Symbolic conversations in public landscapes of the American South: Re-evaluating monuments to the confederacy M. Elen Deming, Kofi Boone (North Carolina State University)
Walking on broken glass? Women, education, and the glass ceiling in landscape architecture Elinor Scarth (University of Edinburgh); Leonie Mhari (Self employed)
Are we educating traditional heroes or team players for the future? Reflections on landscape architecture education in Finland Ranja Hautamäki, Meri Mannerla-Magnusson, Emilia Weckman (Aalto University, Finland)
From action research to action education: How we can meaningfully engage with the world Marlies Brinkhuijsen, Marleen Buizer, Clemens Driessen (Wageningen University, Netherlands)

Block 4E. Pedagogic methods: Teaching in a global context

Chair: Martin Prominski

Improving our global infrastructure: the international geodesign collaboration Mojca Golobič, Andrej Bašelj, Nadja Penko Seidl, Tadej Bevk (University of Ljubljana, Slovania)
Notes on a global experience of landscape architecture education from Sweden, Russia, USA, New Zealand, and Australia Maria Ignatieva (University of Western Australia)
CultureScape Project – Landscape design in international and intercultural learning environment: Dresden, Elbe-Roeder-Triangle Case Meryem Atik, Veli Ortaçeşme, Tahsin Yilmaz (Akdeniz University, Turkey); Cornelius Scherzer, Wolfgang Fischer (Dresden University of Applied Sciences, Germany); Steven Goossens, Pol Ghekiere (Erasmus University College Brussels); Oğuz Yilmaz, Aysel Uslu (Ankara University, Turkey)

Block 4F. [Special session] Bridging national and disciplinary boundaries: Concepts of sustainability in landscape and urban planning education

Organisers: Stefanie Hennecke, Diedrich Bruns (University of Kassel, Germany)
Sustainability under economic pressure: Education in urban and landscape planning in Poland Agnieszka Cieśla (Warsaw University of Technology)
Investigating the education for sustainability in official landscape architecture masters programmes Behzad Mirzaei Yeganeh, Kianoush Suzanchi (Tarbiat Modares University, Iran)
Pedagogic methods for sustainability teaching in landscape architecture Dan Li, Mintai Kim, Cermetrius Bohannon (Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University)
New paradigms and concepts for urban nature: an integrative model practical applications in landscape planning education at Aalto university Juanjo Galan (Aalto University, Finland)

Block 4G. [Special session] Professional mythologies or academic consistency? Reframing the basic concepts in landscape architecture education

Organisers: Marius Fiskevold, Anne Katrine Geelmuyden, Marius Grønning, Melissa Anna Murphy (Norwegian University of Life Sciences); Antonio E. Longo (Polytechnic University of Milan)

Block 4H. [Workshop] An asset to education: Introducing archives of landscape architecture in academic education

Organisers: Ulrike Krippner, Lilli Lička (University of Natural resources and Life Sciences, Vienna); Annegreth Dietze-Schirdewahn (Norwegian University of Life Sciences); Hansjörg Gadient, Sophie von Schwerin, Simon Orga (University of Applied Sciences Rapperswil, Switzerland)


Tuesday 17 September 14:00-15:30

Block 5A. Pedagogic methods: Design thinking

Chair: Dirk Funck

Design-orientated PhD education in landscape architecture Martin Prominski (Leibniz University Hannover)
A topological composition method in landscape design pedagogy Guangsi Lin (South China University of Technology)
The use of physical working models in teaching design in landscape architecture Eszter Bakay (Szent István University, Hungary)
‘The various aspects of landform design’ Teaching methodology of artistic earth sculpturing to ground modelling Anna Eplényi, Máté Sárospataki (Szent István University Hungary)

Block 5B. Digital technology in landscape education (2/2)

Chair: Marius Fiskevold

Progressing research, practice and education in landscape architecture through the adoption of digital tools and evidence-based design Maria-Beatrice Andreucci (Sapienza University of Rome)
Teaching digital photography to landscape architecture students Kristine Vugule (Latvia University of Life Sciences and Technologies)
Landscape values, on-line learning, and communities of inquiry: Lessons from landscape design history M. Elen Deming (North Carolina State University)

Block 5C. Educating in a multicultural context

Chair: Annegreth Dietze-Schirdewahn

Learning how to create multicultural landscapes in Japan: an intercultural garden project as an educational workshop Naomi Shimpo, Mamoru Amemiya (University of Tsukuba, Japan)


A cultural heritage workshop with international students as a teaching tool in landscape architecture Julia-Nerantzia Tzortzi (Georgi) (Polytechnic University of Milan); Cristina Musacchio (Neapolis University of Pafos, Cyprus); Bardha Meta (Polytechnic University of Milan)
‘Becoming Garden’, a landscape education project at the Zen district of Palermo. Monica Manfredi (Polytechnic University of Milan)

Block 5D. Teaching transdisciplinary approaches to landscape (4/4)

Chair:  Jörg Rekittke

Connecting experiential and performative realms: Mapping exercises in interdisciplinary education Jennifer A.E. Shields, Ellen Burke (California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo)
Landscape film studio experiments Mads Farsø (Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences)
Deep Landscape Studio: a transdisciplinary approach to understanding an inhabited landscape Sophia Meeres (University College Dublin)
Pedagogy of participation. Painting new scenarios in the liquid landscape paradigm Guido Granello (University of Alcalá, Spain)

Block 5E. Pedagogic methods: Integrating theory

Chair: Tim Waterman

‘Modern, postmodern, anti-modern’ revisited. A critical appraisal of a theoretical design studio
Vera Vicenzotti (Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences)
Drawing time: Developing the score as a contribution to the master thesis phase Noël Van Dooren (Van Hall Larenstein University of Applied Sciences, Netherlands)
Optimistic experiments in the teaching of landscape urbanism Ian Fisher (Manchester Metropolitan University)
Toponyms as the indicator to identifying and mapping the correlativity between cultural and natural context based on GIS Tongxi Gao, Chi Gao (Huazhong Agricultural University, China)

Block 5F. Visions for landscape education

Chair: Benedetta Castiglioni

Landscape architecture education in Europe: Searching for common ground Viola Corbari (Sapienza University of Rome)
Land Landscape Heritage: Experimenting a new Master in Science in landscape architecture at the Politecnico di Milano Antonio E. Longo (Polytechnic University of Milan)
Millennials, Centennials … Who´s next? The need for rethinking the learning environment to offer to students Cláudia Fernandes (University of Porto, Portugal)

Block 5G. [Workshop] The power of imagined landscapes

Organisers: Aurelie De Smet (Erasmus University College Brussels); Bruno Notteboom (Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium)