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ECLAS represents the interests of the wider European academic community of landscape architects and landscape planners. ECLAS provides an internationally recognized forum for global academic exchange and cooperation between universities. The conference offers an arena for discussion of timely, pertinent issues relating to the discipline. ECLAS is the foremost European landscape architecture education and research event each year.
Themed "Bridging the Gap", the conference features inspiring keynote speakers and oral presentations, a poster session, an assembly of the European landscape architecture schools, a PhD seminar, field trips, the annual ECLAS awards presentation and General Assembly as well as an attractive social program.
Landscapes and their encompassing architecture, design and planning are constantly confronted with the issue of boundaries and gaps – with linguistic and cultural boundaries, with contradictions between teaching and research, and with competition between universities of applied sciences and universities. At the same time, precisely these educational institutions in landscape architecture provide opportunities to overcome boundaries and gaps through the instruction of modern working and communication technologies, the application of inter- and trans-disciplinary methods and cross-cultural cooperation in education and research. The host institutions HSR in Rapperswil and hepia in Geneva are universities of applied sciences, where education is foremost. Thus, current experiences and developments in teaching are the focal point of the ECLAS Conference 2016. In addition, excursions to Zurich and its surrounding communities as well as the Alps will allow an insight into the current state of Landscape Architecture in Switzerland.
Keynote speakers include: Paolo Bürgi, Chris Reed, Jörg Rekittke, Matthias Stremlow and Noel Kingsbury.
The ECLAS Conference 2016 will take place on the campus of the university of applied sciences HSR University of Applied Sciences in the historic small town of Rapperswil, Switzerland. Located a half hour from Zurich, at the top of the lake of Zurich, the venue is uniquely located directly on the lake.
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