Research on critical urbanities is developed with teachers, students and their networks on local and global levels. Derived from Design Thinking, the Beyond Best Practice method (Diedrich, Kahn, Lindholm 2015) allows to raise research questions along ever evolving collaborations, test ideas in real world lab situations and co-transfer thematic and methodological knowledge.
The Linneaus Palme Partnership’s teachers and students continuously publish the results of their work, individually, in collaboration with each other, and conjointly with other academics in view of forging larger thematic networks. SLU and FADU-UBA teachers co-supervise the master thesis projects of the participating SLU students, which can be downloaded from SLU Library. FADU-UBA students work as research assistants in their home university and contribute to comprehensive research reports, archived at FADU-UBA’s Library. SLU and FADU-UBA teachers use conferences to exchange with larger audiences about trans-disciplinarity and the design research pedagogics.
Research reports, papers, exhibitions
Janches, F., Diedrich, L., Sepúlveda, D. (2022), ‘Exploring Critical Urbanities: A Knowledge co-Transfer Approach for Fragmented Cities in Water Landscapes.’ Marinic G. and Meninato P. (ed.), Informality and the City – Theories, Actions and Interventions (New York: Springer)
Diedrich, L., Janches, F., Sepúlveda, D. (2022), ‘Critical urban water landscapes – a North-South research-by-design university network fostering the co-transfer of knowledge for urban areas characterised by changing water regimes’. Paper at the 15th International Conference of the International Forum on Urbanism (IFoU) 2022, Bordeaux
Paper ‘North-South research-by-design network’
Giseke, Undine; Wieck, Kathrin; Janches, Flavio; Diedrich, Lisa, 2020. ‘Building common grounds on the move: from Global South to Berlin’. Real World Laboratory Exhibition by Stadtmanufaktur TU Berlin
Janches, Flavio and Angelomé, Juan Carlos (eds), 2020. Tácticas y estrategias para el mejoramiento integral del paisaje hídrico-urbano en el área de la Cuenca del Río Reconquista. Proyecto de Desarrollo Estratégico 2018/2019, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Secretaría de Ciencia y Técnica, Facultad de Arquitectura Diseño y Urbanismo, Instituto Superior de Urbanismo
Project report ‘Tácticas y estrategías Río Reconquista’
Sepúlveda Carmona; Janches, Flavio; Diedrich, Lisa, 2019. ‘Can we co-transfer urban transformation knowledge?’. Paper at International Transdisciplinarity Conference 2019, Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences, University of Gothenburg, Mistra Urban Futures, Gothenburg
Paper ‘Co-transfer of urban knowledge’
Diedrich, Lisa and Janches, Flavio, 2018. ‘Whose park is it? Transferring political design approaches from Emscher to Reconquista’. Paper at x—LArch 2018 Park Politics International Conference, Vienna
Paper abstract ‘Whose Park is it?’
Diedrich, Lisa and Janches, Flavio, 2016. ‘Critical Urbanities: Water Cities – Marginal Cities. Striving for Integration through a research-based design pedagogy’. Paper at the 9th International Conference of the International Forum on Urbanism (IFoU) 2016, Buenos Aires
Paper ‘Critical Urbanities’
Diedrich, Lindholm, Kahn, 2015. ‚Beyond Best Practice – Revaluing Mindsets and Re-imagining Research Models in Urban Transformation.’ Transvaluation—Making the World Matter. Proceedings of International Symposium Searching for Alternative Making of Values Through and In Research (Gothenburg: Chalmers University of Technology)
Paper 'Beyond Best Practice'
Master thesis projects
Jogefalk, Anna and Kallifatides, Cassandra W., 2022. Complexity of improvement : a sustainability analysis of the park along Riachuelo river connected to marginalized areas in Buenos Aires. First cycle, G2E. Uppsala: SLU, Dept. of Urban and Rural Development
Lindbom, Dag and Theander, Nelly, 2019. Landscape laboratory Hurlingham-Morón : experimental landscape design for a polluted watercourse in the metropolitan area of Buenos Aires. Second cycle, A2E. Alnarp: SLU, Department of Landscape Architecture, Planning and Management, https://stud.epsilon.slu.se/15223/
Axelblom, Caroline and Wiström, Sophie, 2019. Reconquer Reconquista & the space of opportunities. Second cycle, A2E. Alnarp: SLU, Department of Landscape Architecture, Planning and Management, https://stud.epsilon.slu.se/14360/
Bengtsson, Evelina and Backlund, Amanda, 2020. Community Garden Streetscapes promoting social cohesion between the formal city and the informal settlements in Hurlingham, Buenos Aires. Second cycle, A2E. Alnarp: SLU, Department of Landscape Architecture, Planning and Management, https://issuu.com/evelinabengtsson/docs/backlundamanda_bengtssonevelina
Besa Lehmann, Antonia, 2017. Waste Dynamics – Rethinking public space as an agent of change in the Reconquista River informal settlements, Buenos Aires. Master of Landscape Architecture, University of Melbourne, https://issuu.com/abesa/docs/book_antonia_besa
Hedlund, Johanna, 2015. Transforming delta terrains : research and design for a site in a telecoupled river system. Second cycle, A2E. Alnarp: SLU, Department of Landscape Architecture, Planning and Management, https://stud.epsilon.slu.se/9019/
Söderström, Malin , 2015. Mapping in/e/qualitites : explorations of (in)formality along waterscapes of Buenos Aires. Second cycle, A2E. Alnarp: SLU, Department of Landscape Architecture, Planning and Management, https://stud.epsilon.slu.se/8973/
Diedrich, L.; Farso, M. (2019), Teaching the Unpredictable, critically engaging with urban landscapes. Jorgensen, K. et al (eds) Teaching Landscape: The Studio Experience (London: Routledge): 186-199
Diedrich, L; Lee, G. (2018), Transareal excursions into landscapes of fragility and endurance: a contemporary interpretation of Alexander von Humboldt’s mobile science. Braae, E, Steiner, H. (eds) Routledge Companion for Research in Landscape Architecture (London: Routledge): 90-102
Vogel, N.; Parker, P.; Diedrich, L. (2018), Investigating the Democratic Potential of Temporary Uses in Urban Redevelopment Projects. Kaae Fisker, J. et al. Enabling Urban Alternatives: Crises, Contestation, and Cooperation (London: Palgrave): 85-107
Diedrich, L. (2013) Translating Harbourscapes. Site-Specific Design Approaches in Contemporary Harbour Transformation. PhD Thesis (Copenhagen: University of Copenhagen).
Janches, F,; Angelomé, J-C. (2020), tacticas y estrategias para el mejoramiento integral del paisaje hidrico-urbano en el area de la Cuenca del Rio Reconquista (Publisher: Secretaría de Ciencia y Técnica, Universidad de Buenos Aires)
Janches. F. (2018), Whose City is it? Braae, E, Steiner, H. (eds) Routledge Companion for Research in Landscape Architecture (London: Routledge)
Henderson, H.; MacColman, L.; Janches F. (2015), Institutional Complexity and Climate Change Adaptation in the Reconquista River Basin, Argentina. Conference paper 21st International Sustainable Development Research Society Conference Tipping Point, Geelong, Australia
Janches, F. (2012), Public Space in the Fragmented City. Strategy for Socio-Physical Urban Intervention in Marginalize Communities (Publisher: Nobuko)