Master’s Thesis

Master’s Thesis
20. July 2020 Cara Turett

Lucy McFadden

With this Master’s thesis students are invited to explore the topic of Adaptive Infrastructures. They start from a broad understanding of the term infrastructure, which ultimately encompasses all public investments in a territory. Public investments function as a systemic event that has modified, is modifying or will modify the behavior and metabolism of a place and how we understand it in the past, the present and the future.

Often the result of mere problem solving, infrastructure projects have a hard time to live up to these ambitions. Bringing stability while acknowledging the messy vitality of society needs a prudent and sensitive approach. During this diploma project students explore and activate the role landscape architecture and design can play to develop infrastructural investments that cherish life.

The thematic approach of Adaptive Infrastructures allows us to explore a variety of possible diploma topics on the site of the Furttal Valley. Under this thematic umbrella, students are free to choose their diploma topic. With this master thesis a safe space for learning and testing is provided. The goal is to expand current practices and to use the graduation project to shape an own understanding of how to work and contribute to a profession and society at large.

  • 05 September – 12 December, 2022 (14 weeks)
  • Course 061-0900-00L
  • 30 Credits
  • Language: English
  • Prerequisites: Enrollment in MScLA Program