Ellen Braae

Ellen Braae

Professor

Key research areas

Intersection of urban development, heritage and climate change. Transformation theory, heritage studies, transformation and preservation of the post-industrial urban landscape, theory and method of landscape architecture, planning, aesthetic and spatial theory, design theory, method and history.

 

 

Degrees

PhD degree, The Aarhus School of Architecture (AAA), 2003

 

Cand. arch., Landscape Architecture, AAA, 1991

 

Grad. High School, Mathematics-physics, Aarhus Katedralskole, 1983

 

 

Other education

Yellow Research Course on ERC grants, 1 day, 2015

Research management course, Implement, 9 days, 2009-10

 

Project management course, Implement, 3 days, 2007

 

Professional jury membership course, 2010

 

Pedagogical course for Associate Professors, Aalborg University, 2004

 

Master Class, The Berlage Institute, 1997

 

 

Study abroad

Rome (1/2 year 1991 og 1993), China (1 mth. 1994), Paris (1/2 year 1995), Berlin (1 mth. 1996)

 

 

Previous employments

Professor MSO in Landscape Architecture and -Urbanism with special responsibilities in preservation and transformation of the post-industrial urban landscapes, Copenhagen University, 2009-13

Sick leave, June 2013-February 2014

Visiting professor, AHO, 2010

Associate professor in landscape architecture, AAA, 2006-9

 

Associate professor in urban design, Aalborg University, 2003-6

 

1 year scholarship, The Danish Arts Foundation, 2001

 

2 x 1 year (13+12 mths.) maternity leave, 1998-9 og 2000-1

 

PhD-fellow, AAA, 1996-2003

 

Assistant teacher, AAA, 1994-6

 

Schønherr Landskab, project developer and manager, 1991, 1993-6

 

Preben Skaarup’s Studio, project manager, 1992

 

Landskab og Rum, 1987-8 (1,5 year full employmency/student leave)

 

 

Practice

Cofounder and partner: IKAROS Press, 2009-

 

Cofounder and partner: Metopos. By- og landskabsdesign, 2005-8

 

Founder and owner: Sic! Design, 2000-2005

 

Cofounder / editor of the webmagazine Arkitekturnet.dk, 1999-2002

 

Cofounder and partner: Berg & Braae ApS, 1995-

 

Founder and owner: Ellen Braae Landskab, 1993-1996

 

Large project management

PI on the research project Reconfiguring Welfare Landscapes 2016 – financed by the Danish Council for Independent Research

PI on the reserach project Sven Hansen – the Danish Welfare Modernist Landscape Architect, 2016-, finansed by The Danish Art Foundation and Dreyers Foundation

PI on the research project Bygningskultur 2015 at LIFE, 2011-2015 and finanzed by RealDania

PI on the research project: Green Cultural Heritage, 2012-2015, finansed by RealDania

 

Responsible for the full accreditation of the two educations BSc Landskabsarkitektur and MSc Landscape Architecture, UC, 2009-10

 

Restructuring and relaunchment of a new landscape architecture specialization programme at the Aarhus School of Architecture, DK 2007

 

Project management within the practices I have been involved

 

Reseach boards and councils

2015 Chairman of the evaluation committe for the Research Center for Cultural Landscapes and Urban Environments, Amsterdam University, The Netherlands

2015 Review panel member, Academy of Finland, Research Council for Culture and Society

 

 

2012-5 Chairman of the Danish EU initiated ”Cultural heritage and global change” panel

2011-5 Danish delegate member of the Executive Board and Steering Committee for the EU funded JPI Cultural Heritage and Global Change

 

2011-5 Member of the The Danish Research Council’s Social Science and Humanties reference group

 

2011-5 Member of FKK (The Danish Research Council | Culture and Communication)

 

2009- Member of the Bibliometrical Committee 64, Architecture, design, product development and urban planning

 

1999 Member of The Public Research Council for Cities and Buildings

 

 

Editorial boards

2011- Member of the editorial board Nordic Journal of Architecture

1997-2000 Member of the editorial board Nordic Architectural Research Journal,

 

Journal reviews

2012- Landscape Research

2012 ACSA, American Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture

2010- Journal of Landscape Architecture

 

2011 Nordic Journal of Architecture

 

2011 ECLAS, European Council of Landscape Architecture Schools

 

 

Honorary office

2013- Board member of ‘Hastrups legat’, 2013-

2012-4 Member of the Danish Landscape Prize Jury

2011-20 Appointed Fellow of the Danish Advisory Board for the State in Artistic Matters, ‘Akademiet’,

 

2010-2012 Committee member of ‘Selskabet til Bevaring af Industrimiljøer i Danmark’,

 

2010-2011-2012-2013 Admitted to ‘Who’s who in the World’

 

2010- Committee member of ‘Havekulturfonden’ (The Horticultural Foundation)

 

2009- Member of ‘Kunstnersamfundet’, The Danish Art Society

 

2006-11 Member of Vejdirektoratets Prisjury (The Road Dept. Jury)

 

2002-3 Member of the Architectural Association direction

 

1998 Member of Akademiraadets Stipendie og legatudvalg

 

1996, 1997, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 Professional jurymember in National and International achitectural competitions

 

 

External examiner

2009- Appointed examiner in Urban Design, Aalborg University

2009- Appointed examiner in Architecture, the Danish Schools of Architecture

2006- Appointed examiner in Art history and Visual Culture

 

 

Larger pilotprojects

2004-5 Member of CUSAP, Copenhagen Urban Space Action Plan, The municipality of Copenhagen under the auspice of Jean-Pierre Charbonneau

2001-2 Member of curator group behind the exhibition FABRIK, Nordjyllands Kunstmuseum,

 

1994-1998 Member of planning group ”The kindergartens of the future” six architectural competitions

 

 

Awards/Grants

2016 The Danish Art Foundation, Architecture, Sven Hansen – archive

2016 Margot og Thorvald Dreyers Fond, Sven Hansen – photo journey

2015 Velux Foundation, Visiting Velux Professorship, Tom Avermaete TU Delft

2014 Margot og Thorvald Dreyers Fond, World in Denmark 2014

 

2013 Margot og Thorvald Dreyers Fond, World in Denmark 2013

 

2013 The Danish Council for Technology and Innovation, PhD funding, Anna Aslaug Lund

 

2013 Gottlieb Paludan Architects, PhD funding, Anna Aslaug Lund

 

2013 RealDania, PhD funding, Anna Aslaug Lund

 

2012 Margot og Thorvald Dreyers Fond, World in Denmark

 

2012 Havekulturfonden, World in Denmark 2012

 

2012 The Danish Council for Technology and Innovation, PhD funding, Hanne Wiemann Nielsen

 

2012 Orbicon ApS, PhD funding, Hanne Wiemann Nielsen

 

2012 DRO Amsterdam, PhD funding, Hanne Wiemann Nielsen

 

2012 The Municiplality of Copenhagen, PhD funding, Hanne Wiemann Nielsen

 

2013 RealDania, PhD funding, Hanne Wiemann Nielsen

 

2011 RealDania, Bygningskultur 2015

 

2011 Margot og Thorvald Dreyers Fond, World in Denmark 2011

 

2011 Consortia of Cities in Waterbalance, PhD funding, Rosalina Wenningsted-Torgard

 

2010 Bergiafonden, publication

 

2010 Ny Carlsbergfondet, publication

 

2010 Statens Kunstfond, publication

 

2010 Fonden til genudgivelse af arkitekturværker, publication

 

2010 Margot og Thorvald Dreyers Fond, World in Denmark 2010

 

2009 The Faculty of Life Sciences, UC, PhD funding, Lisa Diedrich

 

2008 Statens Kunstfond, travel grant

 

2007 Statens Kunstfond, publication

 

2007 Margot og Thorvald Dreyers Fond, publication

 

2005 Aarhus Universitets Forskningsfond, publication

 

2005 Danmarks Nationalbanks Jubilæumsfond af 1968, publication

 

2005 Margot og Thorvald Dreyers Fond, publication

 

2004 Toyota-fonden, publication

 

2004 Det Frie Forskningsråd for Kultur og Kommunikation, translation

 

2004 Margot og Thorvald Dreyers Fond, travel grant

 

2004 Statens Kunstfond, work grant

 

2003 Margot og Thorvald Dreyers Fond, work grant

 

2001 Novo Nordisk Fond for Kunsthistorisk Forskning

 

2001 Statens Kunstfond, One-year art scholarship

 

2001 KAB Fonden, work grant

 

2001 Danielsen og hustrus Fond, travel grant

 

2001 Statens Kunstfond, travel grant

 

1999 Margot og Thorvald Dreyers Fond, Six new Kinder Gardens, exhibition

 

1998 Knud Højgaards Fond, Six new Kinder Gardens, exhibition

 

1998 Statens Kunstfond, Six new Kinder Gardens

 

1998 Børnerådet, Six new Kinder Gardens

 

1998 Socialministeriet, Six new Kinder Gardens

 

1998 Dir. Danielsen og hustrus Fond, Six new Kinder Gardens

 

1996 Statens Kunstfond, Six new Kinder Gardens

 

1996 Margot og Thorvald Dreyers Fond, travel grant

 

1996 Bikubenfonden, grant for an appartment in Paris

 

1994 Havekulturfonden, travel grant

 

1993 Margot og Thorvald Dreyers Fond, Danish Institute for Art and Science in Rome

 

1993 Dr. Ingrids romerske Legat, Danish Institute for Art and Science in Rome

 

1992 Evers Fond, Danish Institute for Art and Science in Rome

 

1991 Statens Kunstfond, Danish Institute for Art and Science in Rome

 

1991 Dr. Ingrids romerske Legat, Danish Institute for Art and Science in Rome

 

 

PhD-supervision

Finished succesfully: six

2007 Lea Louise Holst Laursen, Schrinking Cities, Aalborg University, (principal supervisor until 2006)

2010 Stefan Darlan Boris, Urban Skov og landskabsinfrastruktur, Aarhus School of Architecture (project supervisor)

 

2011 Svava Riesto, Landscape Biography. Studying former industrial sites during urban development, Forest & Landscape, KU-Life (principal and project supervisor)

 

2013 Mads Farsø Rasmussen, Towards a new Landscape Architecture - To cultivate the City, Forest & Landscape, KU-Life(project supervisor)

 

2013 Lisa Diedrich, B(u)y the water. Landscape as vector for urban development in current harbour transformation projects in Europe, Forest & Landscape, KU-Life (principal and project supervisor)

2016 Lars Rolsted Mortensen, Transformation of postwar industrial areas, The Royal Academy for Architecture (additional supervisor)

 

On-going at UC, EB as principal supervisor: four

 

2011- Rosalina Wenningsted-Thorgard, Planning and Design of Fresh Water Management, Forest & Landscape, UC-Life (maternity leave)

 

2012- Hanne Nielsen, Large cities – quiet places, Institute for Geoscience and Natural Resource Management, UC-Science

 

2013- Anna Aslaug Lund, Arkitektonisk og rekreativ kvalitet i klimatilpasset urban infrastruktur, Institute for Geoscience and Natural Resource Management, UC-Science

 

2014- Johanne Heesche, Transformation of the Welfare City Industrial Areas in Loop City, Institute for Geoscience and Natural Resource Management, UC-Science (maternity leave)

 

 

PhD assessment committees

2016 Nils Björling, Sköra stadslandskap - utveckling av verktyg för lokal-regional planering, Chalmers University, Sweden

2015 Linde Egberts, Chosen Legacies. Heritage in the Construction of Regional Identity, Vrije Universiteit, The Netherlands

2015 Rannveig Sødergaard Holm, Gravarealet som landskapsarkitektur. Variasjon, virkemidler og muligheter, Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Aas, Norway

 

2015 Sidsel Nelund, Acts of Research Knowledge Production in Contemporary Arts Between Knowledge Economy and Critical Practice, UC, Faculty of Humanities, Denmark

 

2014 Silje Erøy Sollien, The Macuti House in Ilha de Moçambique: Transformation of the other side of a World Heritage site, The Royal Academy of Architecture, Copenhagen, Denmark

 

2013 Kristina Skåden, Vegarbeid: Transnasjonale relasjoner 1800–1942: Tre eksempler Oslo University, Norway

 

2012 Nel Janssens, Utopia-driven Projective Research, a design approach to explore the theory and practice of Meta-Urbanism, Chalmers-Sweden/Sint Lukas University-Belgium

 

 

2011 Maria Nilsson, Trädgårder och selvorganising, SLU, Sweden

2010 Rikke Munck Petersen, Landskabets Transformationer, The Royal Academy of Architecture, Copenhagen, Denmark

2010 Giambattista Zaccariotto, Integrated Urban Landscapes,Water Sensitive Design for the Città Diffusa of the Veneto Region, Universitá UIAU di Venezia, Italy,

 

2009 Rikke Stenbro (chairman) Bevaringsprocesser – perspektiver på arkitektur i forandring, The Aarhus School of Architecture, Denmark

 

2008 Rune Christian Bach (chairman) Den grænseløse bys landskaber, The Aarhus School of Architecture, Denmark

 

 

Assessment committees for academic posit.

(2016) Associate Professor (chairman) UC-Science, Denmark

(2015) Assoicate Professor, The Royal Academy of Architecture, Copenhagen, Denmark

(2015) Adj. Professor, Aalborg University, Denmark

(2015) Professorship, the Aarhus School of Architecture, Denmark

(2015) Associate Professor, Uppsala, SLU, Sweden

(2015) Associate Professor (chairman) UC-Science, Denmark

(2014) Professorship, UMB, Ås, Norway,

(2014) Requested Professor (chairman) UC-Science, Denmark

 

 

(2014) Adj. Professor (chairman) UC-Science, Denmark

(2012) Adj. Professor, Aalborg University, Denmark,

(2012) Senior lecturer, SLU, Sweden

(2012) Professorship, SLU, Sweden

(2011) Assoc. Professor landscape architecture, UMB, Oslo, Norway,

(2011) Assist. Professor landscape architecture, KADK, Denmark,

(2011) Post Doc (chairman) UC-Life, Denmark

 

(2011) Professorship (chairman) UC-Life, Denmark,

 

(2010) Associate Professor (chairman) UC-Life, Denmark

 

+ a number of assessments for PhD-grants

 

Lectures and lecture series

Over the years I have lectured at multiple universities in Europe; Universitá UIAV di Venezia, Milan University Italy; Delft University and Vriej University (Amsterdam), The Netherlands; ETH Zürich, Switzerland; Leuven University, Belgium; Sheffield University, England; Sweden Agricultural University, Chalmers University, Sweden; Oslo University, Norways University for Life Sciences, Oslo Architectural School, Norway and at various Danish universities and schools of architecture. I have also lectured extensively outside academia. Furthermore:

Initiator of the public lecture series “Copenhagen Landscape Lectures”, University of Copenhagen, since 2012

 

Responsible for the international conference series ”World in Denmark”, biannually as a research conference over 10 years, my contribution starting in 2007 and ending 2014.

Responsible for the international conference Landscape and Landscape Architectural Research, The Aarhus School of Architecture, 2007

 

 

Exhibitions etc.

’Canarysect’ exhibition with Diedrich & Lee at [LAND]SKAPA, SLU, 2013

’The Travelling Transect’ exhibition with Lee & Diedrich at Nordes 13

“Velfærdsbyens landskaber – Albertslund” (The landscapes of the Welfare City – Albertslund), Albertslund Town Hall and Kroppedal Museum 2012

 

Three own works shown at an international juried exhibition, 4th Landscape Biennial Barcelona 2006

 

“Børns Rum” (Children’s Space), Copenhagen, Odense and Aarhus, Exhibition in common for The Danish Art Foundation and The Ministry of Social Affairs, 1998

 

“Verbum – haven som argument” (Verbum – the garden as an argument), AAA and Danish Architectural Center, On Schønherr’s work. Responsible for the exhibition idea, design and management, 1993

 

 

Competition awards

(alone or in a collaboration)

2010 Natural Science Museum Denmark, with Drewniak and mbp-a, awarded

2009 Forny de gamle haller, Allested-Vejle, Bygge- og Anlægsfonden with Bæk & Simonsen, 1th prize

2009 Deichmannske Bibliotek, Oslo with Dahl&Uhre and 70°N, international competition, PQ

2005 Udsatte boligområder, Løget blomstrer, 1th prize

2005 Udsatte boligområder, Gellerup.dk – Integration vice versa, 1th priz

1998 Byplankonkurrence ved Gug og AUC, Aalborg Kommune, 3rd prize

1998 "De grønne multihuse", Kolding Kommune with JWHA, 2nd prize

1994 Billund bymidte with Schonherr, 2nd prize

1994 Fremtidens bypark with Schonherr, prisopgave, 4th prize

1994 Grafisk Højskole, København for CUBO/Schonherr, 1th prize

 

1993 Udflytning af de kunstneriske uddannelser til Holmen for CUBO/Schonherr, 1th prize

 

1993 Plejecenter og -boliger i Herlev for SHL/Schonherr, 1993 1th prize

 

1993 Fire byrum i Aarhus, Ingerslevs Plads og Boulevard with LN Boch, 2nd prize

 

1993 Fire byrum i Aarhus, Pustervig Torv with LN Boch, 1th prize

 

1991 Ny kirke i Allerød for Friis & Molkte/Schoonherr, 3rd prize

 

1991 Landskabs- og bebyggelsesplan, Bramdrupdam for SHL/Schonherr, 3rd prize

 

 

Art projects (selected, own)

Lakajgaarden, Frederiksborg Castle in parallel to Puk Lipmann for Statens Forsvarstjeneste, 2006

Antvorskov Kaserne for Statens Forsvarstjeneste, 2006

Hærhjemmeværnsdistrikt Herning, Ikast for Statens Forsvarstjeneste, 2005

Uddannelse

Arkitekt og landskabsarkitekt MAA MDL PhD

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