ESSAYS

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Prologue by Lisa Diedrich
Lisa Diedrich is editor-in-chief of the Landscape Architecture Europe series and professor of landscape architecture at the Swedish University for Agricultural Sciences (SLU), Alnarp

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Why we shape space

by Steven Delva

Steven Delva is a Belgian landscape architect who set up DELVA Landscape Architects in 2009, with headquarters in Amsterdam and a subsidiary office in Antwerp.

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Art or nature - a Swiss debate

by Claudia Moll

Claudia Moll, joint editor of this edition of Landscape Architecture Europe, is a landscape architect and writes about landscape architecture. She is currently doing a PhD on the Swiss pioneers Theodor and Otto Froebel at the Swiss Polytechnicum in Zurich (ETH).

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Perform with nature

by Maria Hellström

Maria Hellström Reimer is professor of design in theory and practice at Malmö University, She is also the director of studies at the Swedish Faculty for Design Research at the Royal College of Technology, Stockholm and a member of the Swedish Research Council’s Committee for Artistic Research.

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A conceptual expansion of public space
by Maria Goula

Maria Goula is Vice Dean of Landscape Studies at the School of Architecture of Barcelona and teaches Landscape Design and Landscape Theory in the Master’s Programme of Landscape Architecture, ETSAB, UPC.

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In between - Danish landscape lineages

by Mads Farsø

Mads Farsø is a PhD fellow, teacher and landscape architect at the Department of Geoscience, Natural Resources and Planning, University of Copenhagen. The essay was developed in dialogue with Jens Kvorning, Professor and Head of the Centre for Urban Planning (Department 1 City and Landscape), School of Architecture, The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Schools of Architecture, Design and Conservation, and Annemarie Lund, Editor-in-chief of the Danish professional magazine Landskab. 

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The power of the European Landscape Convention

by Ingrid Sarlöv Herlin

Dr Ingrid Sarlöv Herlin is a landscape architect and professor of landscape planning at the Department of Landscape Architecture at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) in Alnarp/Malmö. She is a member of the advisory board for Landscapes (Windgather Press/ Oxbow Books) and of the international editorial advisory board for the journal Landscape Research. 

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Alternative golf landscapes

by Anna Zahonero

Anna Zahonero Xifré is a professor at the Urbanism and Regional Planning Department of the School of Architecture of Barcelona, where she performs research in the Centre of Landscape Investigation and Design. In 2006 Zahonero started her own company specializing in urban and regional planning, landscape design with a focus on ecological processes, and eco-environmental and landscape-friendly insertion of golf courses.

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Radicant landscape architecture

by Lisa Diedrich

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The power of discrete change

by Ana Kucan

Ana Kucan, PhD, is a landscape architect and principal of AKKA. She is also professor of landscape architecture at the Biotechnical Faculty of the University of Ljubljana.

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Towards creative knowledge

by Hille von Seggern

Dr. Hille von Seggern (architect, urban planner, open space planner) founded STUDIO URBANE LANDSCHAFTEN in 2005 together with Julia Werner and in 2008 became a senior advisor to osp urbanelandschaften in Hamburg. Until 2008, von Seggern was professor of landscape design and urban development at the Leibniz University Hanover. She has worked together with Timm Ohrt as Ohrt-von Seggern-Partner in Hamburg since 1982, since 2000 under the name Timm Ohrt & Hille von Seggern – Art and Research.

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Tangible time

by Eric Luiten

Eric Luiten is a landscape architect and planning consultant. He holds the chair of Heritage and Spatial Design at Delft University of Technology and is an independent Spatial Quality Advisor to the Provincial Board of South-Holland in The Hague. Luiten writes and talks frequently on heritage development issues, specifically from a designer’s point of view. His book Design with Heritage will be published in 2012.

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City of open works

by Svava Riesto, Martin Søberg, Ellen Braae

Svava Riesto, PhD, is an art historian doing post-doctoral work in the Research Group for Landscape architecture and -urbanism, University of Copenhagen, where she also teaches Theory and Method of Landscape Architecture.
Martin Søberg is an art historian conducting PhD research at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Schools of Architecture, Design and Conservation, Institute of Building Culture. His thesis is on architectural drawing and artistic research.
Ellen Braae, PhD, is professor and head of the Research Group for Landscape architecture and -urbanism as well as head of studies for MSc Landscape Architecture and Urban Design, University of Copenhagen.

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Sixty years - Finding a common approach to context, history, natural strata

Epilogue by Meto Vroom

Meto J. Vroom is professor emeritus of the Chair of Landscape Architecture at Wageningen University, the Netherlands, and chairman of the Landscape Architecture Europe Foundation (LAE).

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