Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Students work LAA321/2009

The main focus for the course for 2009 was the historical garden of Stend in Bergen. Students investigated the different hypotheses around the garden and its development through history. November 2009, students presented the work at the VR-Lab. it could also be seen at YouTube:

New Course for 2010/ autumn semster

The aim is to give the students knowledge of central topics in relation to investigation, conservation, restoration and management of historical gardens and landscapes, including the challenges in today's cultural heritage management for both private and public sector. When the course is finished, the students should be able to recognize and investigate an historical garden or garden element, and present an analysis of this according to historical sources. Students will use 3D modelling and visualization techniques as a supportive tool for analysis. Basic 3D modelling techniques will be introduced for students.

The course is based on a combination of lectures, excursions and group work, and consists of a theoretical part, a studio part and a part with introduction into 3D modelling techniques. The emphasis is put on investigation of gardens and garden elements and interpretation of the historical traces and remains. The participants will get an overview of the tools used to analyse the traces in the landscape, which plants belong to the different historical eras of Norwegian history of the art of gardening. Conventions and regulations, ICOMOS/IFLA’s Florence-charter. The relation between cultural and natural heritage management. In addition, the course explains the procedures for treatment of an historical garden in the planning process. Conservation and restoration plans, methodology, development of main concept, analysis of the existing situation, discussion of historical relations, and management plans.