Carola Wingren

Carola Wingren
Professor Carola Wingren (PhD) holds an artistic professorship in Landscape Architecture since 2003, and is orientated towards Landscape Aesthetics. In her actual work she investigates the act of design in relation to landscape transformations caused by climate as well as cultural changes (sea level rise, urban green in densified city, cemetery design etc). Former to her academic career she has during more than 20 years participated in landscape planning and design projects from the basis of different landscape studios as well as her own (urban design, roadscapes etc), and has among other Projects designed the Water Park in Hyllie, Malmö. She was in the 1990ies one of the editors of the Swedish landscape review ‘Utblick Landskap’. Wingren has won a number of prizes in landscape architecture competitions, and been part of several architecture juries. She has also represented the Swedish landscape architects internationally as delegate in both the worldwide IFLA and the European EFLA organizations. Her earlier work and methods are described in her thesis as well as in the book Pirjo Birgerstam’s “Skapande handling : om idéernas födelse”, Studentlitteratur, Lund, 2000, and Billy Ehn’s scientific article “Between Contemporary Art and Cultural Analysis: Alternative Methods for Knowledge Production” in Nordic Journal of Art and Research, Volume 1, No 1, 2012. Wingren’s approach to landscape architecture is situated in a transdisciplinary field between practice and research, and she publishes both scientifically and popular – articles, book chapters and lately the books “Urbana nyanser av grönt" and "Landskapet och skissen".


Wingren teaches landscape design in the program for landscape architecture, especially at master level. She is course responsible for the studio course "Site concept and theory" (LK0273) and supervises and examine a number of master thesis'. She is course responsible for a course in cemetery management (LK0198). She also lectures at various courses, programs and conferences.


The Contemporary Cemetery. Formas, 2012-2015. Main applicant.
Rising sea levels. MSB, 2012-2015. Co-applicant.

Kommunikation om stigande havsnivåer i Höganäs. Gyllenstiernska Krapperupsstiftelsen, 2015-2016. Main applicant.

Soundscape Malmö 2. Partnerskap Alnarp, 2012. Main applicant.

New forms for urban green in a densified city. P-ship Alnarp, 2010-2013. Main applicant.

Green in a climate savvy city. Delegationen för hållbara städer, 2010-2013. Main applicant.

Landskapet och skissen. KSLA, 2011-2015. Main applicant.

Former projects: Designing Places for Memory and Meaning, The transitional landscape of urbanity.


Wingren collaborates with society in different ways, where one is to communicate about landscape issues as well as research results through dance theatre, exhibition and film:

Dance theatre "Something about wilderness", Skånes dansteater, May-June 2017.

Exhibition ”Vattnet kommer!”, Form Design Center November 19th  2016 – February 8th 2017.

Exhibition AgNO3. (2016-2017). The Rising sea level project presented among other scientific material.,c2155640

Exhibitions at the Architecture Museum in Stockholm in 1998. The project ‘Filtret’ dealing with the relation between space of place and space of flow.

Exhibitions at the Architecture Museum in Stockholm in 2001. The project ‘Rista spår i kaos’ dealing with the specific city access road situation with inspiration in the writing of Deleuze and Guattari.

Wingren has also other commitments as representative for the community of landscape architecture like being a jury member for design competitions or representative in other ways:

Jury member for the competition Imagine Open Skåne 2030. 2015-2016.

Jury member for several cemetery competions on professional or student basis 2014, 2015 and 2017.

Chairperson, international jury for City People Light Award in Venice in 2008.

Jury member for the Swedish landscape architecture prize, the Siena prize, 2013 and 2002.

Jury member for Fristadstorget, Eskilstuna, 2004-2005.

Jury member for Vägverket, Architectural year, 2001.

Delegate for Swedish Landscape Architects worldwide (IFLA), in Europe (EFLA), 2000-2003, 2007, 2009.

Expert, evaluator of landscape educations in UCD, Dublin, 2005-2007, Wageningen 2015.

Co-editor, Utblick Landskap, 1991-1995.


Wingren is and has been main supervisor for a big number of master thesis' in landscape architecture. She is also supervisor at PhD level (soundscape and landscape architecture).

Publikationer i urval

Germundsson, T & Wingren C. (2017). Kampen om kusten – en ekologisk, ekonomisk och politisk utmaning. Politisk ekologi - om makt och miljöer. Red. Jönsson. E & Andersson. E. Studentlitteratur. Lund

Wingren, C. ed. (2017). Landskapet och skissen. SLU, Alnarp.

Petersson, Anna; Cerwén, Gunnar Liljas, Maria & Wingren, Carola. (2017). Urban cemetery animals: an exploration of animal’s place in the human cemetery. Mortality. DOI: 10.1080/13576275.2017.1282942.

Cerwén, G. Wingren, C. Qviström, M. (2017). Evaluating soundscape intentions in landscape architecture: a study of competition entries for a new cemetery in Järva, Stockholm. Journal of Environmental Planning and Management. Vol:60, issue:7, pages 1253-1275 DOI: 10.1080/09640568.2016.1215969

Wingren, C. (2016). Vattnet kommer! Exhibition and catalogue about rising sea levels at Form/Design Center i Malmö Nov16-Feb17.

Wingren, C. (2016). New strategies to act within the uncertain - about the value of altering institutionalized design methods with unexpected, Transvaluation, Chalmers. Published online. ISBN: 978-91-88041-00-5

Wingren. (2016). Konstnärliga metoder kommunicerar kustlandskapets dynamik. Vatten– Journal of Water Management and Research 72:2–2016. Lund.

Wingren, C. (2013). Place-Making Strategies in Multicultural Swedish Cemeteries - The cases of ‘Östra kyrkogården’ in Malmö, and Järva Common. Mortality 18(2), 151-172. 2013.

Petersson, A. & Wingren, C. (2011). Designing a Memorial Place: Continuing Care, Passage Landscapes and Future Memories, Mortality 16(1). 2011. 
Wingren, C. (2009). Ideal Landscapes of Memory and Meaning in the Urban Environment. Nature, Space and the Sacred. Transdisciplinary Perspectives. S. Bergmann, P. M. Scott and M. Jansdotter. Aldershot, England, Ashgate: 191-206.

Cerwén, Tunbjörk, Jergmo, Hedfors Carola Wingren. (2015-2015). Workshop om ljud vid Skogskyrkogården 2-3 november 2015.

Wingren, C. (2015). Urbana nyanser av grönt – om grönskans roll i en förtätad klimatsmart stad. Stad & Land nr 187. SLU, Alnarp

Wingren, C (2014). Rundspørge til 14 professorer: 2014, det bedste og det værste. Landskab, 2014:7, Arkitektens forlag, Köbenhavn

Wingren, C. (2009). En landskapsarkitekts konstnärliga praktik – kunskapsutveckling via en självbiografisk studie. Acta Universitatis agriculturae Sueciae nr 2009:27, Alnarp.

Wingren, C (ed). (2009). Landet utanför – landskapsestetikens betydelse för den urbana människan. Temanummer. Kungl. Skogs- och lantbruksakademiens tidskrift. 2009: 5, s 44-52.

Wingren, C. (2008). Det skarpa instrumentet - Ritningen som verktyg och representation. Kartan i forskningens tjänst. Red. A.-S. G. Lars-Erik Edlund, Birgitta Svensson. Uppsala, Kungl. Gustav Adolf Akademien för svensk folkkultur: 191-206. 

Wingren, C. (2002). Designprogram. Göteborgsregionens infarter, Vägverket. Region Väst.


Green city, 2015.
The film Rising waters:




The film Rising waters:

The film Green City:

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