spring 2023
LAR-3081 Studio 2: Landscape practicess - 24 ECTS

Type of course

Cannot be taken as an individual course. Available only to students in the study programme Master in Landscape Architecture.

Obligatory prerequisites

LAR-3071 Studio 1: Urban Practices

Course content

Through the course, you will learn to differentiate between urban, landscape and territorial practices. These practices make it possible to add different perspectives to the spectrum of human activities which impact and form landscapes in the Arctic/subarctic region. These three perspectives overlap with each other and are thematised in the studio courses. This course’s start point and research work is specifically connected to landscape practices.

With a practical focus, it underscores how we actively form landscapes through different practices in interaction with the landscapes’ specific ecosystems.

Landscape practices can, among other things, be connected to recreational use of landscapes, the cultivation of landscapes, raw material extraction and other uses of natural resources, as well as the adaptation and design of landscapes in connection with major construction projects. The concept of landscape practices also includes landscapes continual transformation, how different landscapes practices have replaced each other or developed over time, in addition to completely new forms of landscape use. Central to this course is a discussion of the culture-nature binary and different perspectives on nature, including issues connected to the idea of the Anthropocene as a new geological epoch. This is a discussion which is important in relation to the understanding of the landscape in the Arctic/subarctic, characterized by humans use through generations, but which is now increasingly also shaped by new types of activities and influenced by humans' impact on the global climate and the nutrient cycle.

Objectives of the course

After passing the course, the student will have the following learning outcomes:


  • Specific knowledge about the relationship between perspectives on nature and landscape practices.
  • General knowledge about landscapes in the Arctic/subarctic and landscapes ongoing transformation which follows from shifting practices.
  • Knowledge of natural recovery and ecological restoration.
  • Understanding of landscape architectures role in relation to landscape practices and the ambition of a sustainable societal development.


  • To be able to analyze landscape with the view to identify how they are impacted and formed through different landscape practices.
  • To be able to develop landscape architectural solutions to issues connected to landscape practices through design research.
  • To be able to incorporate and apply your own observations and experiences to qualify landscape architectural project proposals.
  • To be able to incorporate and apply basic knowledge about biodiversity and ecosystems to qualify landscape architectural project proposals.
  • To be able to convey landscape architectural intentions in a manner which expresses empathy and understanding for the relevant landscape.

General Competence:

  • The ability to independently apply knowledge and skills and to a significant degree facilitate your own work process.
  • The ability to describe the issues with a significant degree of complexity.
  • Ability to collaborate with others in the field and, to a significant degree, take responsibility for your own and others learning.
  • Ability to reflect critically to a significant degree upon landscape architecture’s societal relevance and the landscape architect’s potential role.

Language of instruction and examination


Teaching methods

Project-based teaching with individual or group supervision. In addition, the teaching can be implemented through site visits, fieldwork, lectures and workshops. Review of project work in group seminars constitutes an essential part of the teaching. The teaching invites critical study of existing, and development of new, practices, which can support the ambition of sustainable societal development

Information to incoming exchange students

This course is available for inbound exchange students.

This course is open for inbound exchange student who meets the admission requirements. Please see the Admission requirements.

Do you have questions about this module? Please check the following website to contact the course coordinator for exchange students at the faculty: INBOUND STUDENT MOBILITY: COURSE COORDINATORS AT THE FACULTIES | UiT



Examination: Weighting: Duration: Grade scale:
Practical exam 5/10 1 Days Passed / Not Passed
Oral exam 5/10 45 Minutes Passed / Not Passed

Coursework requirements:

To take an examination, the student must have passed the following coursework requirements:

Presentation of analysis work. Approved/ Not approved
Completed fieldwork. Approved/ Not approved
Documented design exploration in association with the project Approved/ Not approved
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More info about the practical exam

Exhibited work

More info about the oral exam

Oral exam based on an oral/visual presentation of the work process connected to the exhibited work.

Re-sit examination

A re-sit exam is not granted
  • About the course
  • Campus: Tromsø |
  • ECTS: 24
  • Course code: LAR-3081
  • Tidligere år og semester for dette emnet