RESEARCH METHODS IN LANDSCAPE AND URBAN STUDIES: 
TOWARDS SENSORY, CREATIVE, AND IMAGINATIVE METHODOLOGIES


LUS Methods Seminar 
Spring Semester 2022, Thursdays 10-12




This seminar aims to build upon the methodological innovations at the LUS professorial and mittlebau level that go beyond conventional methods in landscape and urban research. It draws upon creative, sensory, and imaginative directions in research practice such as filmmaking, art, and sonic and visual sensing to introduce methodological approaches that traverse disciplinary and research-practice boundaries. This seminar would survey some of the innovative research approaches at the institute especially in its relevance to research practice. It would aim to contextualize these approached in relation to existing literature and help the participants develop them in their research methodologies. The participants will be required to prepare one required reading each week, participate in discussions and make one short presentation drawing from their work during the semester in order to receive the credit points. While primarily targeted at doctoral students, a limited number of master of advanced studies and master level students will be admitted in the seminar. The master level students applying for this seminar must submit a 300-word text explaining the relevance of the seminar to their past, ongoing, or future research interests.

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