Landscape Architecture and Urbanism

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.

Main research themes

Heritage Futures
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. Read more

Design Research, Design Pedagogies and Aesthetics
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. Read more

Post-Nature design
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. Read more

The Research Group visiting The Venice Biennale 2016. From left to right: Torben Dam, Peter Lundsgaard Hansen, Anne Madsbjerg, Lærke Keil, Bettina Lamm, Ellen Braae, Anne Tietjen, Rikke Munck Peter, Johanne Heesche, Anna Aslaug Lund, Hanne Wiemann Nielsen, Richard Hare and Svava Riesto.

Members of the research group

PhD students

Other members