The way we learn about the profession of landscape architecture and its practice tends to be a study of context. Technical courses teach students to see physical characteristics of a site. We learn to identify slope, follow the point of steepest grade in a trail of mud following a rainstorm, and identify the plants and ecosystems that define a site. Theoretical courses teach students to see the intangible qualities of a site; history, usage patterns, and the implications of design decisions upon users and usability. We learn about node, edge, and the exciting but unpredictable possibilities of how a site may develop or come to be used in a way different from that which we originally intended.