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Landscape Architecture: An Apocalyptic Manifesto

Oct 25 '13 0
AaronPerspective
Oct 25, 13 4:30 pm

I came across a recent paper, which in summary made some of the following claims about  landscape architecture:

"Landscape architecture is a troubled profession. It has no
historiography, no formal theory, no definition, direction, or focus. A vast schism currently
exists between its academics and professional practitioners. In universities across
the nation, researchers poach methodologies from other, more vibrant disciplines.
Meanwhile, in professional offices, designers yoked to the bottom line crank out
pedestrian design."

You can read the paper here:

http://www.public.iastate.edu/~isitdead/dead_f2.pdf

Any thoughts on this?  It struck me, as I am considering applying for MLA in the coming year.

 

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