ECLAS Conference - Keynote: Joerg Rekittke

Joerg Rekittke, Deputy Dean Landscape Architecture, has been invited to present a keynote — titled "Gimme Shelter" — at the ECLAS Conference 2016 (European Council of Landscape Architecture Schools), 11-14 September 2016. 

Conference link http://conference.eclas.org

The Department of Landscape Architecture and the Institute for Landscape and Open Space, HSR Hochschule für Technik Rapperswil (Switzerland), are hosting this conference in partnership with the Department of Landscape Architecture, University of Applied Sciences Geneva (hepia).

Conference Theme: BRIDGING THE GAP

Landscape architecture, design and planning are constantly confronted with the issue of boundaries and gaps – with linguistic and cultural boundaries, with contradictions between teaching and research, and with competition between universities of applied sciences and universities. At the same time, educational institutions in landscape architecture provide opportunities to overcome boundaries and gaps through the instruction of modern working and communication technologies, the application of inter- and trans-disciplinary methods and cross-cultural cooperation in education and research. The host institutions HSR in Rapperswil and hepia in Geneva are universities of applied sciences, where education is of foremost importance. Thus, current experiences and developments in teaching are the focal point of the ECLAS Conference 2016.