Paper presented at ENEPEA (Brazil)
Two weeks ago the 12nd ENEPEA (Encontro Nacional de Ensino de Paisagismo em Escolas de Arquitetura e Urbanismo do Brasil) took place in Vitória, Brazil. ENEPEA is a national meeting to discuss the teaching and learning of Landscape Architecture in Architecture and Urbanism schools in the country.
Glauco Cocozza and I have produced a paper which he presented at the meeting. I have previously mentioned this paper in an article here on The Comfort Pursuit. The full preliminary version of the conference proceedings are now available (second link on the right-hand side) and our paper is included (page 186 – original title in Portuguese: “O ensino de paisagismo no Brasil e na Nova Zelândia:Um estudo comparativo entre UFU e a Lincoln University”).
Glauco has reported that our presentation generated discussions about processes and systems adopted by different universities and countries. In reality it is still not realistic to expect Landscape Architecture to become an independent profession in Brazil, and if that is indeed the case, we need to find ways to keep moving forward using the opportunities we have in hand. There is no perfect place and maybe no perfect system, but good examples are always welcome to expand our horizons, and New Zealand is certainly a great case in all matters related to Landscape Architecture and conservation fields.