Landscape Architecture and Urbanism
The research group Landscape Architecture and Urbanism (see below who we are) wishes is to provide, develop and communicate knowledge of landscape architecture and urbanism. More specifically that is theories of and methods for the analysis and planning of the urban landscape.
Our research bridges design and humanities exchanging and developing knowledge at the intersection of architecture, landscape architecture, urban design, urban planning, architectural philosophy, cultural studies, and art history.
Being situated in a bioscience and natural science research environment allow us, on a daily basis, to benefit from access to and general understanding of how other scientific fields affect and are influenced by our perspectives.
Our focus is on open, dynamic urban and rural spaces, paying special attention to design theories, methods, and aesthetics; urban phenomenology; and various forms of representations, both textual and visual. Our overall objective is to substantiate the quality of our shared open spaces.
A landscape – urban, rural, public, private – can be understood as human interaction with a specific site over time and thus as accumulated interpretations, reinterpretations, and spatial transformations.
The dynamic material and immaterial qualities and histories are pivotal for our research, directing our attention to the intersection of design and cultural theory; of conception and reception; and subsequently the spatiotemporal continuum of past, present, and future.
Our research thus aims to develop theories and methods for preservation, reuse, and development of the hybrid of natural and human-made landscapes.
Design research is central to understanding, conceptualising, and developing landscape architecture and urbanism. Topical issues include transdisciplinary co-creation, 1:1 prototyping, new forms of media mediation, and new performative aesthetics in an increasingly transformative practice.
We use practice-based research and design education to develop design theory, methods, and pedagogy as well as place-specific knowledge for urban landscape development, often in collaboration with practice partners.
The ecological crisis has turned urban development into a key issue for the 21st Century. Greening cities is regarded as the solution to major challenges such as climate change, loss of biodiversity, and the problem of creating more liveable environments in an era when the majority of the world’s population lives in cities.
Our research critically examines contemporary urban nature design and contributes to developing the new design strategies, methodologies, and knowledge needed to shape these human/non-human assemblages into desired future interactions.
Our research bridges the gaps between natural sciences, the humanities, and design research to engage with the post-nature condition and the emerging theory and design methodology of post-nature in its full complexity.
Reconfiguring Welfare Landscapes (Ellen Marie Braae, Svava Riesto, Henriette Steiner, Anne Tietjen, Lærke Sophie Keil, Asbjørn Jessen)
Exploring Nordic Models of Welfare and Landscape (Ellen Marie Braae)
PuSH – Public Space in European Social Housing
(Ellen Marie Braae, Bettina Lamm, Svava Riesto, Henriette Steiner, Anne Tietjen)
Transformation of Young Industrial Landscapes (Johanne Heesche )
Sven Hansen - en fotorejse (Ellen Marie Braae)
Den Grønne Kulturarv (Ellen Marie Braae)
Kvinder i dansk arkitektur (Henriette Steiner, Svava Riesto)
Drone Aesthetic Experience and co-creation - a pre-project (Rikke Munck Petersen)
Drone Imaginaries and Communities (Rikke Munck Petersen)
Network for Research on Drones and Aesthetics (Rikke Munck Petersen)
APEN – Bevæg byen (Bettina Lamm, Anne Margrethe Wagner, Laura Winge)
Playable, bevægelsesinstallationer i by og landskabsrum (Bettina Lamm)
Cultivating Public Spaces (Bettina Lamm)
Buskplantninger - tæt på naturen (Torben Ebbesen Dam)
Landscape Studio (Torben Ebbesen Dam)
Teaching Landscape Architecture (Peter Lundsgaard)
Livskvalitet i yderområder og landdistrikter (Anne Tietjen)
Exploring Public Space in Rural Transformation (Anne Tietjen)
(Im)Possible Instructions (Heidi Svenningsen Kajita)
Byerne og det stigende havvand (Anna Aslaug Lund)
Urban Gardening (Anne Madsbjerg)
ErhvervsPhD Sofie Stilling (Ellen Marie Braae, Sofie Stilling)
We teach theories and methodologies substantiating design work, context, and process analyses that address constructive, functional, societal, sensorial, and artistic issues. These include various theories and methods for transforming and reassembling complex multi-scalar spatial relationships, leading to problem formulation and subsequently strategic design by means of spatial interventions.
The development of media and representation as two sides of the same coin is crucial to this work. Focus is on current societal and climate changes, which necessitate spatial transformations of the urban landscape in addition to increased aesthetic and recreational functions for this landscape.
The Research Group for Landscape Architecture and –Urbanism contributes substantially to BSc Landskabsarkitektur and MSc Landscape Architecture via the following courses:
- BSc course Plan & Design (Richard Hare)
- BSc course Håndværk og Æstetik (Rikke Munck-Petersen)
- BSc course Geodesign (Richard Hare)
- BSc course Fagets videnskabsteori (Henriette Steiner)
- BSc course Byplanstudio I og II (Johanne Heesche)
- BSc course Planter og Teknologi (Torben Dam)
- BSc Bachelorprojekt
- MSc course Theories and Methods of Landscape Architecture (Svava Riesto and Ellen Braae)
- MSc course Theories of Urban Design (Anne Tietjen)
- MSc course Landscape Studio (Peter Lundsgaard Hansen)
- MSc course Urban Intervention Studio (Bettina Lamm)
- MSc course Urbanism Studio (Ellen Braae)
- MSc course Transformation Studio (Anne Tietjen)
- MSc course Design by Management (Torben Dam)
- MSc course Landscape Film (Rikke Munck-Petersen)
- MSc Master thesis
Collaboration and networks
European Council of Landscape Architecture Schools
Members of the Research Group
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|Anna Aslaug Mortensdottir Lund||Assistant Professor||+4535320528|
|Anne Louise Cunningham||Enrolled PhD Student||+4535332645|
|Anne Madsbjerg||Research Assistant||+4535337886|
|Anne Margrethe Wagner||Assistant Professor - Tenure Track||+4535331788|
|Anne Tietjen||Associate Professor||+4535331934|
|Bettina Lamm||Associate Professor||+4535331771|
|Carsten Johansen||Academic Research Staff||+4531109740|
|Heidi Svenningsen Kajita||Assistant Professor||+4529878846|
|Henriette Steiner||Associate Professor||+4535331033|
|Hongxia Pu||PhD Student|
|Jannie Rosenberg Bendsen||Postdoc||+4535327034|
|Liv Løvetand Rahbek||Graphic Designer.||+4535333328|
|Lærke Sophie Keil||Assistant Professor||+4535328140|
|Natalie Marie Gulsrud||Associate Professor - Promotion Programme||+4521865524|
|Rikke Munck Petersen||Associate Professor||+4535320416|
|Sofie Stilling||PhD Student|
|Svava Riesto||Associate Professor||+4535331768|
|Torben Dam||Associate Professor||+4535331797|
|Xiaohui Zhang||Enrolled PhD Student|
Head of Research Group
Ellen Marie Braae
Tel.: +45 35331792
Mobile: +45 29177117