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FREE Seminar Focuses on Inclusive Methodologies in Landscape Architecture

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Event: Experiential Landscape and Spectrum Active present: Experiential Mapping: Community Participation in Learning and Teaching of NOW and WISH Concepts in Landscape Architecture *FREE!* Seminar 

Date: 22nd February 2011 ~ 12pm – 1.30pm

Venue: The Conference Room, Floor 1, The Informatics Collaboratory of the Social Sciences (ICOSS), University of Sheffield, 219 Portobello, Sheffield S1 4DP, UK

Brief Description:  

The seminar will disseminate work carried out for the Knowledge Transfer Rapid Response funded Experiential Mapping project, carried out by the Experiential Landscape research group (Ian Simkins, Alice Mathers and Kevin Thwaites), Victoria Henshaw, University of Sheffield and Spectrum Active (a Sheffield-based vocational training centre for people with learning disabilities).

Experiential Mapping arose out of a mutually beneficial concept. Experiential Landscape wished to develop and extend the impact of their current mapping methodologies to include use by the community, whilst Spectrum Active aspired to secure the future of their premises and land through development of strategic site design with their trainees. This identified a key opportunity for knowledge exchange through use of Experiential Landscape mapping techniques to enable Spectrum Active trainees to communicate their site experiences and ambitions with professional audiences.

The seminar takes an original perspective on research dissemination with a focus on the participants’ project experience through a participant-led presentation. This is a unique opportunity for university staff, students and external interested parties to hear first-hand a local community’s experience of Experiential Mapping in a real life context. In addition Alice Mathers and Victoria Henshaw will provide an introduction to the project and an explanation of applied sensory methodologies.

The seminar will be followed by refreshments, the opportunity to talk with project members and walk around the project exhibition.

For further information and/or to confirm attendance (please note, places are limited) please contact Alice Mathers at a.mathers@sheffield.ac.uk

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