3 April – July 2 / Democratic Landscape Transformation Seminar, OLA

Open Landscape Academy invites you to join an online seminar from April 3 to June 2 on Democratic Landscape Transformation. The seminar focuses on building a prototype collaborative model that “engages academic and local knowledge, professionalism and creativity, giving privilege to the perspectives of the historically underserved communities who have not had access to landscape democracy”.

“Democratic Landscape Transformation is a semester-long international online seminar presented by a team of practitioners from universities and NGOs across Europe and the U.S. with presentations, discussions, and multimedia resources from around the world.
It is one of three components of Open Landscape Academy, a participatory action research project on landscape democracy.

The other two parts of OLA are:
– Intensive summer onsite workshops that test what you learned in the seminar
– Local Living Labs at several European sites where ideas, experiences and methods are tested, assessed, re-interpreted, and documented

The question driving the project is how we co-create a model for democratic landscape transformations grounded in theory, practices of landscape democracy and participation.
Landscape democracy is an emergent aspect of our profession at the intersection of landscape and human rights.

The OLA’s biggest goal is to prototype a model that engages academic and local knowledge, professionalism and creativity, giving privilege to the perspectives of the historically underserved communities who have not had access to landscape democracy.

We seek to think truly globally and apply local solutions.

The course is open to all but designed for students of the planning professions who want the theories, methods, tools and skills for how to create a more democratic, equitable, just, and sustainable world.”

 

 


Published on May 22, 2024

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