I am thrilled to be part of the book launch Design Research for Urban Landscapes featuring a keynote of Prof. Dr. Ottmar Ette presenting his thoughts on “science on the move”, based on his extensiv research on Alexander von Humboldt (1769-1859). The book can seen as a translation of Humboldt´s´s findings into contemporary design research. Design […]
A team of Studio Urbane Landschaften will introduce the new book “Design Research for Urban Landscapes – Theories and Methods”, on August 27, 2019 at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. We are especially proud to announce the expert on science ...
A vital part of the research project “Produktiv. Nachhaltig. Lebendig. Grüne Finger für eine klimaresiliente Stadt” are walks with different groups of people through Osnabrücks so called “Green Fingers”. On May 18 members of the “Bürgerbeirat” walked the green finger Sandbachtal and discussed perceptions, identified relevant questions and found ideas for the future of one […]
In my talk “Interventionen. Produktive Störung und Kommunikationsanlass” at RWTH Aachen (May 13) I presented my thoughts on walking as means to creatively disturb everyday practices. RWTH is working together with the City of Aachen on a walkability-project and focussing on urban interventions to tackle the associated transformation of public space. Referring to my own […]
My talk on walking, pathmaking and landscape design is online.
In my talk „Das Land als Sphäre der Verortung einer multilokalen Gesellschaft?“ during the conference “Gutes Leben auf dem Land” (July 5, 2018) I presented my thoughts on new interdependencies between urban and rural spaces initiated through new forms of being “en route”. I understand multilocality as a result of structural necessity, action capacity and […]
Learn more about the walking workshops, Henrik and Börries did in Munich´s greenbelt!
How can we sustainably transform cities? How could a landscape strategy look like? Henrik will present his findings on co-creative, strategic approaches in the session „Building sustainability“ at 2018 Urban Future Global Conference in Vienna. In this context he will present the brand new broschure of the project „Perspektivplan Freiburg“, together with Oliver Seidel, cityförster. […]
I presented the findings from our project “Concept for paths and landscape perception in Munich’s greenbelt” at the LASIE-Congress. Walking the green belt with different groups of stakeholders revealed talents and challenges. Walking Workshops helped t...
Last Friday I sent twenty participants of the LEAD Academy on their ways to explore their innovation strategies while walking Berlin. The newly formed Office For Applied Intuition (OFAI) ran a training course “Intuition+Ratio=Innovation”. I designed and facilitated walks fostering movement as crucial part of innovation processes. “One of the most inspiring trainings I´ve ever […]
On May 16, 30 people from the North of Munich met 30 international landscape experts from “LeNotre Landscape Forum” and walked Munich´s open spaces together. I came up with a route and introduced a set of rules (to walk in silence, to keep ten steps distance…) to inspire an intense engagement with the urban landscape. […]
Read my article “Identifying particular places through experimental walking” online and send me your thoughts!
On April 20, in Leuven, Belgium, I presented my experiences with successful co-creative planning projects to researchers and project developers of the Department Omgeving of Vlaanderen – and we had a great discussion on the role of walking, engagement and metaphors in those projects. It became clear that it is crucial to creatively implement the […]
… with a text on walking as research method by Rudi van Etteger and me. Walking, in our view, holds great promise for obtaining knowledge to inform the design of complex landscapes, and walking can be profitably used in the context of research through designing. Walking is especially suitable for answering research questions dealing with […]
Walkable and multidimensional public space is key to sustainable urban villages, especially in the rapidly urbanising city of Shenzhen, China. In his talk at this year meeting of the alumni of “Zukunftsbrücke. Chinese-German young professional campus”, Shi Jian, curator and strategy director of ISREADING CULTURE Beijing, presented a fascinating analysis of urban growth in Shenzhen […]
How can we understand landscape as complex, ever changing object without simplifying it or isolating aspects? How can researchers understand particularities and ephemeral aspects of landscapes? To these questions I proposed answers in my talk at ECLAS-Conference in Rapperswill. For the participants of the Doctoral Colloquium I try to specify what design research could look […]
Teaching at summerschool “Update Wolfach”: Students from different disciplinary backgrounds met in the lovely black forest Kirnbach-valley for 9 days and found designs for landscapes of the future. I contributed with my experiences on walking and designing. The summerschool was organised by Prof. Gothe (KIT), Prof. Antje Stokman (Uni Stuttgart), Prof. Dr. Küster (LUH, Hannover), […]
Walking the rural landscape is an important element of research on villages. Sigrun Langner invited me to design and lead a walk through the rural landscape north of the German city of Weimar. The walk and the following workshop are part of the interdi...