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Einla, Liina, 2010. The Notion of Heterotopia in the Practice of Landscape Architecture. The Garden of Education - Alnarp . Second cycle, A2E. Alnarp: SLU, Landscape Architecture (until 121231)

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Abstract

Nowadays the interplay between the natural and human environment create various bound up
combinations. The landscape is full of hierarchical oppositions between the individual and
general, local and global, natural and industrial, ancient and futuristic etc. It all makes learning landscapes rather difficult. I shall try to study landscapes with the help of the concept of
„heterotopia“.
According to my notifications and wonderings through various fragments of landscape,
oppositions are primarily creating the perceivable space and the intertwined texture of the
surface. From my own experiences oppositions are enkindling huge interest to go further from the
brief understanding what might be considered as the landscape in some particular region. That is
why I would like to recommend Michel Foucault’s notion of heterotopias. Heterotopia, the theory
‘Of Other Spaces’ represents a learning lesson of one side of an opposition – otherness.
Heterotopia introduces exactly that kind of a place which could be noticed, but rarely understood
because it exists behind the general identity of a region. It is a place which only appears to a
person after a longer, intensive learning process and a more caring attitude towards the
landscape. Knowledge of this actual theory teaches not only to notice oppositions and observe
them, but also to explore places in spaces through 4 dimensions; through atmosphere; through
“texts” of landscape.

Main title:The Notion of Heterotopia in the Practice of Landscape Architecture. The Garden of Education - Alnarp
Authors:Einla, Liina
Supervisor:Olwing, Kenneth and Lindholm, Gunilla
Examiner:Qviström, Mattias and Larsson, Marie
Series:Självständigt arbete vid LTJ-fakulteten, SLU
Volume/Sequential designation:UNSPECIFIED
Year of Publication:2010
Level and depth descriptor:Second cycle, A2E
Student's programme affiliation:LY002 Landscape Architecture Programme, Alnarp 300 HEC
Department:(LTJ, LTV) > Landscape Architecture (until 121231)
Keywords:the notion of heterotopia, analytical toolbox, heterotopia in the landscape, gardens, Alnarp, heterotopia, alternative framework for learning landscapes
URN:NBN:urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-4-203
Permanent URL:
http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-4-203
Subjects:Landscape architecture
Social sciences, humanities and education
Language:English
Deposited On:28 Apr 2010 11:26
Metadata Last Modified:20 Apr 2012 14:12

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