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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. Her research investigates the cultural role and meaning of architecture, cities and landscapes. 

Henriette has 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 sub-project leader in the research project Reconfiguring Welfare Landscapes, funded by The Danish Council for Independent Research. See

She is PhD Coordinator at the Section for Landscape Architecture and Planning.


I am chairing a session entitled: European Welfare Landscapes: Histories and Futures at the next EAHN (European Architectural History Network) conference which will take place in Edinburgh in June 2020. Please submit your abstract through the conference website! 


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. 

The Routledge Companion to Landscape Architecture, which I have edited together with Ellen Braae, was published by Routledge in 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.

Theories and Methods in Landscape Architecture. 

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, 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 






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