Cat Soergel Marshall Presents Research on Teaching how to Track Landscape Experience

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Marshall in the garden at HSR campus in Rapperswill

Associate Professor Cat Soergel Marshall traveled to Zurich, Switzerland, and presented a paper at the European Council of Landscape Architects annual conference at the Hochschule Für Technik in Rapperswil. Her travel was supported by the College of Art & Design and the LSU Robert Reich School of Landscape Architecture.

Marshall’s paper, “Teaching how to Track Landscape Experience,” was presented in the Teaching Landscapes Between Classical and New Approaches session at the conference. Representation in landscape architecture is expanding its processes and tools to other disciplines to better interpret landscape experiences. Moving beyond traditional orthographic projection, the paper explores a variety of tools and representational methods to visualize the changing qualities and experiences of the landscape.

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Matt Reylea traces his movement in the rural Erinville, Louisiana, Alford Cemetery by layering GPS data, video and sound recordings into hybrid images that chart his experiences.

The paper explains the hybrid methodologies through a collection of student work from Marshall’s advanced seminars in landscape representation. Marshall was invited to lecture and teach on this subject at University of Nebraska – Lincoln College of Architecture’s Hyde Workshop in 2015, where she taught undergraduate and graduate students studying landscape architecture and architecture.