Post-nature Design – University of Copenhagen

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. 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.

Current projects

Sensory Large Scale Analyses and Design (Rikke Munck Petersen)
Urban Nature (Anders Busse Nielsen, Marina Bergen JensenEllen Braae
System & Atmosphere - Landscape Based Storage of Acclaimed Water (Rosalina W.Torgard – supervisors: Ellen Braae & Marina Bergen Jensen)
Space for Rain, the Street (Anna Aslaug Lund – supervisors: Ellen Braae & Marina Bergen Jensen)
Ecological Edges in the Dense City (Ann-Charlott Eriksen – supervisors: Marina Bergen Jensen & Svava Riesto)
Urban Gardening (Anne Madsbjerg – supervisors: Trine Agervig Carstensen & Gertrud Jørgensen)

Completed projects

Green Heritage versus Climate Change and Urbanisation (Ellen Braae)
Travelling Transects (Ellen Braae, Lisa Diedrich, Gini Lee)
Beauty Redeemed (Ellen Braae)