With demands ever increasing for inter- and trans-disciplinary research, developing effective processes for working between and across historically separate knowledge areas has become ever more urgent. This course explores how PhD researchers in the landscape field co-operate and communicate with colleagues whose working methods, disciplinary frameworks, theories and value sets differ from their own. During the course, participants will be exposed to, and given opportunity to test out tools and techniques aimed at supporting collaborative team work and knowledge production. Combining theoretical and practical investigations, the course aims to strengthen the PhD students’ ability to use collaboration as a means to evolve and sharpen their individual, independent research practice and line of thought. It intends to investigate landscape as a field with inherent capacity for transdisciplinary knowledge production. Participants will engage in analytic readings of, and reflective dialogue about theoretical texts, while concurrently undertaking a hands-on field-study from a transdisciplinary perspective. The course provides participants an occasion to test new ways of teaming with individuals whose research method differs from their own; and to use that collaborative engagement as an opportunity to reflect on their own research values and methods.

Date: 3-7 October 2016
Location: Alnarp, Sweden
Organizers: Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) 

Submit application by: 15 May 2016

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