Course Description: ​​​​​​​This course provides an introduction to design and planning as intellectual disciplines that shape and sustain regional and global environments. Discussion will address landscape architecture, architecture, urban design, and planning perspectives and theory.
For this informal exercise, students were asked to read a sample of science fiction chapters and create a drawing based on that reading. Reading samples drawn were from Paolo Bacigalupi's Water Knife, Jeff VanderMeer's Southern Reach Trilogy, and Neal Stephenson's Snow Crash. This goal of this exercise was to provoke students to think about how such literary descriptions might inform the landscape architectural imagination through the visualization of materials, spaces, forms, and atmospheres described in the texts. 
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