Experiencing National Parks and Parklands: How Parks Are Shaped to Communicate With Us and About Us

David Tulloch (Landscape Architecture)

From Grand Canyon to Acadia to the Dry Tortugas, National Parks and Parklands are designed to send all sorts of messages to their visitors. This class will explore ways that national parks (focusing primarily on those in the US) communicate messages to visitors. Designers have also employed precisely aligned roads and buildings rich in symbolism to communicate with visitors at an experiential level. Published materials, such as the impressively consistent NPS brochures used at every park, and carefully designed signs provide an overt system of communication. The seminar will visit a NPS site to look for messages and learn more about this amazing network of natural treasures.

Course Number: 
11:090:101 section 15 index 09472