Citation:Woodruffe, P. (2009). Industrial poetry. In L. Fennessy, R. Kerr, G. Melles, C. Thong & E. Wright (Eds.). Proceedings of Cumulus 38ºSouth: Hemispheric shifts across learning, teaching and research. Melbourne: Cumulus.
Permanent link to Research Bank record:http://hdl.handle.net/10652/1463
One of the great opportunities that increased access to technologies and information has brought, is interdisciplinary practice between the fine arts and industrial design.As a student, these two pathways had at first appeared separate, and requiring different skills and temperament to study and practice. But on further enquiry into the subject of Landscape Architecture, which is considered an industrial design discipline, I discovered a past and present rich with unbounded trans-disciplinary and interdisciplinary practitioners, where fine art methodologies have helped find identity and belonging in landscape, and have been used to influence and inform design. I have based my Masters of Landscape Architecture project on how fine art practice could contribute to Landscape Architectural site analysis,and through this project demonstrate possibilities in interdisciplinary practice.The relationships between fine art practice and the articulation of “sense of place” has always been evident in map making, and it is in this cross-over that I hope to find a usefulness to Landscape architecture within my work.In this paper I describe my methods and findings from this project so far.