20 February 2019

Copenhagen Landscape Lectures: Public parks, their heritage and futures

Public lecture by Prof. Catharina Nolin, Stockholm University

March 11 at 16:00, IGN, Rolighedsvej 23, Frederiksberg C, Auditorium Landskab

Park expert Catharina Nolin will give an introduction to Scandinavian urban public parks in an international perspective. Her lecture shows that parks are key to the history of landscape architecture and important heritage to be used by future generations.

The lecture discusses what role the public park plays in today's cities. In particular, it shows how existing, historical parks reflect changing urban living conditions, ways of child-minding and socializing, changing approaches to design and environmental planning. The lecture spans from the heydays of public parks in the second half of the 19th century to today's new parks and a discussion of the renewal of existing public parks.

Catharina Nolin is professor of Art History at the Department of Culture and Aesthetics, Stockholm University. She has a wide experience of research on urban public parks in the 19th and 20th centuries, women landscape architects and heritage.

After the lecture, Svava Riesto and Ellen Braae will present ongoing work from the landscape architecture master course 'Public park futures between heritage, urban nature and climate change'. Students in the course consider historical public parks affected by Copenhagen’s Cloud Burst Plan and urban nature strategy from a heritage perspective. A small exhibition will show how heritage perspectives with the example of Hans Tavsen's Park.

Short introduction to the exposed student's work and not least: informal reception with drinks and snacks.

Looking forward to seeing you!

We thank the European Erasmus+ programme for economic support for this lecture.