Dipl.-Ing., Ph.D., Professor of landscape architecture at the Dept. of landscape architecture, planning and management at SLU (Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences), Alnarp, Sweden
Lisa Diedrich studied architecture and urbanism in Paris, Marseille and Stuttgart, science journalism in Berlin, and landscape architecture at the University of Copenhagen, where she received her doctoral degree for her study of site-specific design approaches in contemporary European harbour transformation. From 1993 to 2000 she was an editor of Topos European Landscape Magazine, from 2000 to 2006 she worked as a personal consultant of Munich’s chief architect at the city’s public construction department. Since 1993, she has also been running her own office as a design critic and consultant in Munich, and since 2006 she has served as the editor-in-chief of the book series Landscape Architecture Europe (Fieldwork/ On Site/ In Touch/ On The Move) and of ’scape the international magazine for landscape architecture and urbanism. In 2007 she moved to academia, teaching and researching in the field of contemporary landscape architecture for universities in Europe and Australia. Since 2012 she has been a professor of landscape architecture at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) in Alnarp/ Malmö.
PhD Fellow, Dept. of landscape architecture, planning and management at SLU (Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences), Alnarp, Sweden
Caroline Dahl was educated at the Blekinge Institute of Technology (Master of Spatial Planning) in Karlskrona, Sweden, as well as at SCI-Arc, Southern California Institute of Architecture (Master of Architecture) in Los Angeles, USA. She has worked for various public authorities with urban planning, design, and renewal. Since 2014, she has been conducting PhD-studies in landscape architecture at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU), focusing on urban harbour transformation beyond the masterplan. Since 2010, she has worked at SLU as project manager of the research platform FUSE (Future Urban Sustainable Environments) and since 2015 as head of the think tank Movium, also located at SLU. Caroline also serves on the editorial board of the Swedish professional magazine STAD, dedicated to debate and reflections on contemporary urban conditions. In concurrence with her academic engagement, she runs a research oriented design practice committed to mediate the intersections and overlaps between architecture and urbanism.
Ph.D., Senior lecturer in landscape architecture and spatial planning at the Dept. of Urban and Rural Development at SLU (Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences), Uppsala, Sweden
Gunilla Lindholm has been a teacher and researcher in landscape architecture at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences for more than two decades. Her PhD theses on schoolyards revealed discrepancies between the discourses and representations on the policy/planning/ representational level on the one hand, and on the other hand the social-spatial practices children really performed, in actual schoolyards. This was the beginning of a strong engagement for multilayered, cross-sectorial and inter-disciplinary thinking, now slowly becoming routine. Mostly teaching and supervising on master level in Swedish landscape architect program, she has collaborated with many universities, especially in t northern countries, at PhD level. She has coordinated a number of research projects ; all in the field of linking landscape development with planning policy and implementation ; e.g. on green structure, urban public space and localization of meeting places. Her articles are published in e.g. Planning Theory (SAGE) and Land Use Policy (Elsevier). She is currently partner in an ERASMUS Strategic Partnership “Music Theatre Landscape”, collaborating with theatre and music academies in Sweden, Great Britain and Portugal.
Professor of Site Thinking in Research and Practice, Dept. of landscape architecture, planning and management at SLU (Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences), Alnarp, Sweden ; Adj. Associate Professor of Urban Planning, Columbia University, New York
Andrea Kahn, founder of designCONTENT (www.design-content.com) brings over three decades of research and teaching experience to her consultancy offering strategic communication and process support on design and planning projects. As an Adj. Associate Professor in Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation at Columbia University, Andrea leads graduate seminars on various topics ; from 1992-2007, she coordinated urban design studios and taught seminars on urban topics in GSAPP’s post-graduate Urban Design program. As well as teaching international master’s and PhD workshops on topics related to site and fieldwork research methods for urban design, landscape and planning. She currently holds an appointment of Adjunct Professor of Site Thinking Research and Practice in the Department of Landscape Architecture Planning and Management, at SLU. Her research interest revolves around collaboration ; her ongoing research project, “Urban-Study/Habits of Mind”, examines disciplinary inclinations regarding studies of/on the city, and her publications include, with co-editor Carol Burns, Site Matters : Design Concepts, Histories and Strategies (Routledge, 2005).