Theory & Discourse
A HERMENEUTIC FRAMEWORK FOR LANDSCAPE STUDIOS |
Sandip Patil
LA 67
Sandeep Patil reflects on some of the significant aspects of landscape education in the country including, a need for robust and dynamic studios based on critical thinking and insightful reflections rather than problem solving exercise and well thought out frameworks for various studies to take forward these objectives.

Indian landscape education has three handicaps: limiting eligibility to architects in most programs, prejudicing the dialogue in a spatial construct; offering postgraduate degrees, thus carrying the burden of teaching fundamental as well as advanced knowledge; and lastly mimicking a professional studio environment, thereby restricting the thought process to established methods. The first handicap requires a dialogue in another forum, but one can attempt to address the remaining two, empowering future landscape professionals with tools for interpreting and thinking, beyond mundane problem solving.

Charles Correa, in his seminal essay ‘Learning from Eklavya’, questions whether design can be taught, or only learnt through osmosis. He also remarks that encouraging independent judgement while maintaining faith in the learning experience, is difficult to navigate in design studios. Lastly, he critically inquires how many students will design in their practicing life? Hence, should studios aim for objective problem solving or hermeneutic self-learning?



 
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