Spring 2023
Teresa Gali-Izard

Regenerative Practices for Exhausted Landscapes

In this course, students will be introduced to methods and tools from regenerative agriculture and how they can be integrated into the discipline and practice of landscape architecture and territorial design. Traditional and pioneering approaches in designing with productive living systems will be critically discussed, including agroforestry, water harvesting, companion planting, and pasture cropping. An introduction to these strategies will enable students to develop an understanding of key ecological parameters for design involving water, soil, animals, and vegetation. Through design exercises and discussion, students will rely on these parameters to explore a rule-based methodological approach to designing with living systems. Additionally, the course will examine the potentials and challenges of these practices to influence landscapes at a territorial scale.