Henriette Steiner

Henriette Steiner


Henriette Steiner is Associate Professor at the Section for Landscape Architecture and Planning at the University of Copenhagen. 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. In 2018-19, she was visiting Associate Professor at the Department for Urban Studies and Planning at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) for a six-month period.

Henriette's research investigates the cultural role and meaning of architecture, cities and landscapes. It has been published widely in international books and journals. 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. Her forthcoming book, co-written with Kristin Veel, is Tower To Tower: Gigantism in Architectural and Digital Culture, to be published by MIT Press in spring 2020.

Henriette is acting Head of Studies and PhD Coordinator at the Section for Landscape Architecture and Planning. She currently takes up senior roles in the following research projects:

WELLAND (Independent Research Fund Denmark) https://ign.ku.dk/english/welland

PuSH (EU/HERA - Humanities in the European Research Area) https://www.pushousing.eu/

Writing Urban Places. New Narratives of the European City (EU/COST - The European Cooperation in Science and Technology) https://writingurbanplaces.eu/.

News: New book out soon!                                                               https://mitpress.mit.edu/books/tower-tower

We are proud to present our new book Tower to Tower: Gigantism in Architecture and Digital Culture (MIT Press, 2020), which is now available for pre-order. The book offers a cultural history of gigantism in architecture and digital culture, from the Eiffel Tower to the World Trade Center. It charts changing manifestations and understandings of the West's cultural ambition to construct gigantic things: buildings, digital networks, academic theories, even our own self-perceptions. In doing so, it probes and problematises the bigness that is all around and within us – a bigness through which we think, act, and feel in the early 21st century.


Undervisnings- og vejledningsområder

Plan og design.

Fagets videnskabsteori - landskabsarkitektur og bydesign.

Håndværk og æstetik. 

Projektværksted i landskabs- og bystudier.

Theories and Methods in Landscape Architecture. 

Supervision of BA and MA theses.

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

Thickness of the Green – Another way of telling two Danish welfare landscapes

Co-supervisor for PhD student Natalie Koerner, KADK. Project title: 

Torwards the Meterological - The Architecture of Data Centres and the Cloud (completed, 2019)

Postdoctoral advisor for Maria Finn. Project Title:

Forgetful Nature (completed, 2020)






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