Forskning ved Københavns Universitet - Københavns Universitet

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 is author of the book The Emergence of a Modern City: Golden Age Copenhagen 1800-1850(Routledge, 2014) and has co-edited ten academic special journal issues and books including Phenomenologies of the City (Routledge, 2015) and Architecture and Control (Brill, 2018). 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

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 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.

Together with Ellen Braae, I am editor of the volume 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 ( Project title: 

Accessing History: Architectural Memory

Postdoctoral advisor for Maria Finn. Project Title:

Forgetful Nature 






ID: 105376847