Unit One – Sense of Place:
Thursday, 06 September 2012
A term often used in relation to those characteristics that make a place special or unique.
Understanding how sense of place develops and changes is relevant to understanding how people interact with their environment in general and considering how this interaction may become more sustainable.
Places that lack a “sense of place” are sometimes referred to as “placeless” or “inauthentic.” Placeless landscapes are those that have no special relationship to the places in which they are located—they could be anywhere.
Our students will complete three short taster projects (TP) at the start of this unit, each devised to offer a new skill for the pupils to embrace and understand. At the end of the TP programme, the students will make a personal response to the Unit, hopefully building upon the skills, techniques and artists previously introduced.