Henriette Steiner

Henriette Steiner


Henriette Steiner is Associate Professor at the Section for Landscape Architecture and Planning at the University of Copenhagen. Her research investigates the cultural role and meaning of architecture, cities and landscapes. She has published widely in international books and journals (50+ articles and book chapters). She is author of The Emergence of a Modern City: Golden Age Copenhagen 1800–1850 (Routledge, 2014) and has co-edited ten special journal issues and academic books. Henriette’s most recent publication is Routledge Research Companion to Landscape Architecture, a collection of 25 essays co-edited with Ellen Braae (Routledge, November 2018 ). Her forthcoming book, co-written with Kristin Veel, is A Tale of Two Towers: Gigantism in Architectural and Digital Culture, to be published by MIT Press.

 She holds a PhD in Architecture from the University of Cambridge, UK, and was Research Associate in the Department of Architecture at ETH Zurich in Switzerland for five years.

Henriette is sub-project leader in the research project Reconfiguring Welfare Landscapes, funded by The Danish Council for Independent Research. See http://ign.ku.dk/english/research/landscape-architecture-planning/landscape-architecture-urbanism/research-project-1/

She is a member of the Study Board (studienævnet) for Geoscience and Management and PhD Coordinator at the Section for Landscape Architecture and Planning.


I will be on sabbatical from 1 August 2018 - 31 January 2019 where I will be visiting associate professor at MIT.

My book on Copenhagen The Emergence of a Modern City: Golden Age Copenhagen 1800-1850 and the volume Phenomenologies of the City: Studies in the History and Philosophy of Architecture (Routledge), which I have edited together with Max Sternberg of the University of Cambridge, are now available in paperback versions fromn Amazon or the Routledge website. 

New book out now: We are so pleased that  the Routledge Companion to Landscape Architecture (Routledge, 2018), which I have edited together with Ellen Braae, is now published. Routledge Companion to Landscape Architecture (forthcoming, October 2018). The volume contains twenty-five chapters and provide a comprehensive entry into state-of-the-art research in the field of Landscape Architecture. Questions of politics, ethics and sustainability run through many of the contributions, so do questions of aesthetics and/or design. The list of contributors includes: Tom Avermaete (TU Delft), Peter Carl (GSD), Ottmar Ette (University of Potsdam), Christophe Girot (ETH Zurich), Matthew Gandy (University of Cambridge), Gini Lee (University of Melbourne), Martin Prominski (Leibniz Universität Hannover) and Anne Spirn (MIT).

Undervisnings- og vejledningsområder

Plan og design.

Fagets videnskabsteori - landskabsarkitektur og bydesign.

Håndværk og æstetik. 

Projektværksted i landskabs- og bystudier.

Supervision of BA and MA theses.

Main supervisor for PhD student Kristen van Haeren. Project title:

Thick Landscapes: Tracing the Contested Narratives of the Green Open Spaces within the Danish Welfare Estates

Co-supervisor for PhD student Natalie Koerner (https://kadk.dk/employee/natalie-koerner). Project title: 

Accessing History: Architectural Memory

Postdoctoral advisor for Maria Finn. Project Title:

Forgetful Nature 






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