This course (Kernfach) is an introduction to essential aspects of designing with living systems. The lectures will cover a curated list of constructed landscapes that embody a high level of complexity in their composition, systems, and evolution.
The course gives a basic understanding of our living environment, the lifecycles of trees, composition of soils, watersheds, amongst others. Also, it teaches a methodology how we can draw those living things, taking into account their complexity and changefulness.
This ought to be a basis for designing every architectural or landscape project, to pay great attention to the natural conditions of the site and to be able to make it perceivable in order for it to gain relevance for the project.