The Opportunities but Impossibilities of considering Universities as Landscapes (Dr Richard Budd)

12:15pm - 1:45pm / Thursday 10th October 2019
Type: Seminar / Category: Institute/School / Series: Centre for Higher Education Studies
  • Admission: Free. Please contact hlcevent@liverpool.ac.uk to register your interest.
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The notion from geography of landscapes offers a potentially fruitful way of simultaneously combining the physical and social elements of university for analysis. There is a great deal of research on academic practice and student lives, as well as on campus design and architecture, but relatively little that considers both the social and practical dimensions of universities as places and spaces. One difficulty is that the concept of landscapes is so broad as to be all-encompassing - perhaps too big - and also that it requires the application of interdisciplinary approaches.

In this presentation Dr Richard Budd (University of Lancaster), will offer some initial ideas as to how this might work in practice.

Refreshments will be available from 12.15pm and the seminar will start at 12.30pm. There will be time for discussion after the seminar for those who are able to stay.