CONTENT

Modules

The master’s degree programme is organized into the following modules.

If you don’t wish to take the entire master’s degree you can sign on one or several modules.

  1. Espacio Público: Ideas, Conceptos y Estrategias Postgraduate course face-to-face. 13-10-2016 Barcelona (España)
  2. Espacio Público: Del Proyecto al Detalle Postgraduate course face-to-face. 08-11-2016 Barcelona (España)
  3. Intensivo Internacional. El Espacio Público Verde Lifelong learning course face-to-face. 12-12-2016 Barcelona (España)
  4. Los Sistemas del Verde: Solo con Naturaleza Postgraduate course face-to-face. 10-01-2017 Barcelona (España)
  5. Los Sistemas del Verde: El Proyecto del Verde Postgraduate course face-to-face. 31-01-2017 Barcelona (España)
  6. Los Sistemas del Agua: La ciudad del Agua Postgraduate course face-to-face. 07-03-2017 Barcelona (España)
  7. Los Sistemas del Agua: Sistemas fluviales y la Agricultura Postgraduate course face-to-face. 28-03-2017 Barcelona (España)
  8. Intensivo Internacional. Agua y Turismo Lifelong learning course face-to-face. 09-05-2017 Barcelona (España)
  9. El Turismo: Proyectar el Turismo Maduro Postgraduate course face-to-face. 30-05-2017 Barcelona (España)
  10. El Turismo: La Segunda Costa Postgraduate course face-to-face. 20-06-2017 Barcelona (España)
  11. Intensivo Internacional. Rehacer Paisajes Lifelong learning course face-to-face. 17-07-2017 Barcelona (España)

SUBJECTS

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Workshop A1. Public Space Project 9ECTS. 62 class hours

The first module of the Masters is The Public Space Project and the duration of the course is six weeks. It’s an introduction to the urban context particularly in the public spaces in the city of Barcelona, and addresses the urban planning and strategies in the public space area.

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Workshop A2. Public Space Project 9ECTS. 62 class hours

The second module of the workshop Public Space Project, which takes place over a period of six weeks. The emphasis is on the strategy of details, looking at things on the small scale found in urban public spaces.

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Workshop B1. Systems of Green: Urban Green in Natural Spaces 9ECTS. 62 class hours

 First module of the Green Systems Workshop. A six-week course which works with the concept of “perturbations”, analysing and projecting onto damaged areas such as quarries, rubbish dumps or forest fires and following the general theme of the Workshop.

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Workshop B2. Systems of Green: Urban Green in Natural Spaces 9ECTS. 62 class hours

Second module of the  Green Systems Workshop. A six-week course complementing the first workshop, focussing on the concept of green infrastructure, although at the same time of a different nature with a change of project placement in line with the general workshop theme.

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Workshop C1. Water Systems 9ECTS. 62 class hours

 First module of the Water Systems Workshop. A six-week course on a grand scale, analysing the environment at approximately 1:5000 and following the general theme of the Workshop. It is the project of sea-front promenades, fluvial areas, wet lands, etc. focussed on how to work in a better way with degraded spaces, trying to increase our knowledge of the consequences of the interaction between water and land on the vegetation, and from the point of view of transformation, management and maintenance.

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Workshop C2. Water Systems 9ECTS. 62 class hours

Second module of the Water Systems Workshop. A six-week course working on a much more reduced scale, trying to understand the mechanisms involved in water cycles, and to look at hydraulic systems as a  way of reading the land. The workshop is centred on studying those spaces where the water erosion of the land has a prominent role in shaping the landscape.

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Workshop D1. Tourism: New Uses for Old Territories 9ECTS. 62 class hours

First module of the Tourism Workshop: New Uses for Old Territories. A six-week course dealing with the ever increasing influence of tourism on the economy sector, but also its inevitable relationship with the landscape. Massive tourism, particularly the sun and beach model, has often been associated with property speculation and the exploitation of resources.

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Workshop D2. Tourism: New Uses for Old Territories 9ECTS. 62 class hours

Second module of the Tourism Workshop: New Uses for Old Territories. A six-week course following the same line as the first module, working in places where the change in the use of the land strongly affects the landscape. Usually working in the same location, emphasising different aspects of the land and achieving projects which are different from the first ones but at the same time perfectly complementary.

The workshop is structured around three basic areas of work and investigation developed at the same time: developing a deeper understanding of the complex effects of the tourism phenomenon on land and service industries through conferences by specialists in the field; systematising the study of landscape using conventional and non-conventional methods of landscape analysis suitable for the new generation of cartographers with the use of the Geographic Information Systems; and finally, exploring from inside the project the instruments for planning and management, trying out alternative materials and innovative touristic products.

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International Intensive Course 1. Public Green Space 2ECTS. 25 class hours

International Intensive Course. A one-week course. The aim of this intensive workshop is to present a personal vision in landscape projection of a professional-teacher of recognised prestige in the field. The idea is to show the students international professional contexts different form the Catalan ones and to widen their local vision and understanding. The theme will be determined by the invited professor, but will be related to and taught in parallel with the first two main masters workshops, the Public Space Project and the Green Systems.

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International Intensive Course 2. Water and Tourism 2ECTS. 25 class hours

International Intensive Course. A one-week course. The aim of this intensive workshop is to present a personal vision in landscape projection of a professional-teacher of recognised prestige in the field. The idea is to show the students international professional contexts different form the Catalan ones and to widen their local vision and understanding. The theme will be determined by the invited professor, but will be related to and taught in parallel with the two secondary masters workshops, Water Systems and Tourism: New Uses for Old Lands.

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International Intensive Course 3. Redoing Landscapes 6ECTS. 100 class hours

International Intensive Course. A two-week course. The aim of this course is to offer the master’s students the chance to work with recognised and emerging international figures in the field of landscape, both academic and professional. The guest professors will, from their own personal experience, propose the themes and methodologies. The topics will be debated from a wide perspective (projectional, analytical, diagnostic) and coincide with current landscape thinking: the public space project within the limits of the Mediterranean metropolis, the introduction of urban and touristic uses in specific landscapes, for instance the coastline, etc.

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Critique of Contemporary Landscape Projects 8ECTS. 120 class hours

This subject will develop a reflection on the landscape projection mechanisms, starting from the analysis of good European practices based on selected and award-winning projects from the Biennial International of Landscape Architecture and the books of Landscape Architecture Europe (LAE)

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Final Masters Project 30ECTS. 500 class hours

In the first part of this course the students will undergo an immersion period of 250 hours of work experience in some international or national landscape offices where we have a collaboration agreement. A professional tutor will be assigned to each student and welcome them and supervise their progress in the workplace.

At the same time, the students will have to produce a research project or thesis of a critical nature and showing a holistic vision with regards to all the knowledge assimilated throughout the masters and specifically based on the knowledge acquired during the work experience stage.

Finally, an oral presentation of their work with digital/visual supports will be evaluated in front of a panel of three or more experts.

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The Polytechnic University of Catalonia reserves the right to change the program content, which can vary to better accommodate the course objectives.