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Lisa Babette Diedrich

Lisa Babette Diedrich
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. Since 1993, she has been active as a critic and consultant in urban design and landscape architecture. 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 2006 she has served as the editor-in-chief of the book series Landscape Architecture Europe (#1 Fieldwork/ #2 On Site/ #3 In Touch/ #4 On The Move/ #5 Care Create Act) 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 worldwide. Since 2012 she has been a professor of landscape architecture at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) in Alnarp/ Malmö where she currently directs the research platform SLU Urban Futures.

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EDUCATION

2009–2013  Ph.D. in Landscape Architecture, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

1997 Certificate in Journalism, Henri Nannen School, Berlin, Germany

1988–1992 Diploma in Architecture and Urban Design, Stuttgart University, Germany

1990–1991 Guest Certificate/ National Higher School of Architecture Marseille–Luminy, France

1985–1988 Diploma of Basic Studies in Architecture, National Higher School of Architecture Paris-Belleville, France              

POSITIONS

Academia

Since 7/2017 Director of the research platform SLU Urban Futures, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences

Since 11/2012 Professor of Landscape Architecture, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Dpt of Landscape Architecture, Planning and Management, Alnarp, Sweden

11/2009–10/2012 PhD fellow, University of Copenhagen, Centre for Forest & Landscape, Denmark

1/2009–12/2012 Adjunct Professor, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia

2/2007–10/2009 Senior lecturer, Karlsruhe University, Institute for Landscape and Garden, Germany

Professional

11/2000–6/2006 Personal advisor of the Chief Architect, Dpt of Public Constructions,City of Munich, Germany

1/1998–10/2000 Senior editor of Topos European Landscape Magazine, Munich, Germany

7/1993–12/1996 Junior editor of Topos European Landscape Magazine, Munich, Germany

Teaching

2020 Design Project—Site Concept Theory, MSc course 15 ECTS

2019 Criticality beyond Disciplinarity, with Andrea Kahn, SLU Urban Futures in cooperation with AHO Oslo, PhD Course 4 ECTS

2019 Planning Project—Driving Forces and Contemporary Tendencies, with course responsible Gunilla Lindholm, MSc course 15 ECTS

2018 Criticality in, on and for Design, with Andrea Kahn, in cooperation with Polytechnic University of Catalonia, PhD/ MA Course 4/6 ECTS

2018 Planning Project—Driving Forces and Contemporary Tendencies, with course responsible Gunilla Lindholm, MSc course 15 ECTS

2017/18 Theme Course—Geodesign, with course responsible Neil Sang, MSc course 15 ECTS

2017 Critique in Landscape Architecture, in cooperation with Polytechnic University of Catalonia, Pilot Course SLU Urban Futures, MA course 6 ECTS

2017 Planning Project—Driving Forces and Contemporary Tendencies, with course responsible Gunilla Lindholm, MSc course 15 ECTS

2016 Planning Project—Driving Forces and Contemporary Tendencies, MSc course 15 ECTS

2016 Criticizing Practice, Practising Critique—Understanding Criticism in Landscape Architecture, PhD course 4 ECTS, with Noel van Dooren, JoLA editor, University of Amsterdam

2015 Planning Project—Driving Forces and Contemporary Tendencies, MSc course 15 ECTS

2015  Öresundsect—Appropriating Site Qualities in the Öresund Urban Landscape, PhD/ MSc summer course 7,5 ECTS, with Prof. Gini Lee, University of Melbourne

2014 Urban Research in Landscape Architecture, PhD seminar at ETSAB Barcelona, with Prof. Maria Goula

2014 Beyond Best Practice—Questioning Habits of Mind for Sustainable Urban Development in the Öresund Urban Landscape, PhD course 7,5 ECTS, with Prof. Andrea Kahn, Columbia University New York

2013  Theme Course—Thinking Eyes/ Show Me Your Site-Specificity! MSc course 15 ECTS

Research

Since 2014 Critical Urbanities: Fragmented Cities and Water Landscapes. Networked design studio research

Since 2014 Critical Knowledge Practices: Fostering Transdisciplinary Knowledge Generation. Networked design methodologies research

Since 2009 Travelling Transect: A foundation for site-responsive design of water landscapes. Fieldwork-based design methodologies research

Since 2009 Radicant Design: Theorising evolutionary design for Post-industrial Landscapes. Case-study based design theory research    

Selected publications

Peer-reviewed articles, book chapters, dissertation (selection)

(in publication) Diedrich, L., "Translating Sites – a plea for Radicant Design". Burns, C. and Kahn, A. (eds), Site Matters – Design Concepts, Histories and Strategies. 2nd edition. (New York: Routledge)

(in publication) Diedrich, L; Lee, G., "Disruption Onsite: Weather, the Tyranny of Distance and Archipelagic Approaches to Fieldwork". Horrigan, P. and Oles, Th. Fieldwork in Landscape Architecture – Methods Actions Tools (London: Routledge)

(2020) Diedrich, L.; De Block, G.; Vicenzotti, V. (eds.), For Whom? Exploring Landscape Architecture as a Political Project. Journal of Landscape Architecture (London: Routledge).

(2019) Diedrich, L.; Farso, M., "Teaching the Unpredictable, critically engaging with urban landscapes." Jorgensen, K. et al (eds) Teaching Landscape: The Studio Experience (London: Routledge): 186-199

(2019) Jansson, M.; Vicenzotti, V.; Diedrich, L., Landscape design based on research – a methodological guide to design-oriented projects for students and teachers in landscape architecture. Report at the Faculty of Landscape Planning, Horticulture and Crop Production Science, SLU

(2018) Diedrich, L; Lee, G. "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)

(2018) Vogel, N.; Parker, P.; Diedrich, L. "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)

(2017): Diedrich, L. "Landschaftslabor Alnarp". Grüne Labore – urbane Experimente zum Park von morgen (Frankfurt .M.: Societäts-Verlag), 17-26

(2017): Diedrich, L., Lee, G., Braae, E. "Traversing Humboldt’s transareal landscapes: Explorations in fieldwork travels and the Tableau Physique as design method". III. Potsdamer Alexander von Humboldt-Symposion ‘Landschaften und Kartographien der Humboldtian Science‘ (Potsdam: 2018)

(2016): Diedrich, L., Janches, F.  "Critical urbanities: Water cities – marginal cities. Striving for integration through a research-based design pedagogy". The 9th International Conference of the International Forum on Urbanism (IFoU): From Knowledge to Development: New university challenges for a contemporary urban development (Buenos Aires 2016)

(2016): Diedrich, L., Lindholm, G., Kahn, A. “Beyond Best Practice. Revaluing mindsets and models in harbour transformation” Portusplus 5, http://portusonline.org/it/portusplus/portusplus-6/

(2016): Diedrich, L. and Dahl, C. “Ile de Nantes 2000-2010: a method for the meantime?” Journal of Landscape Architecture 1/2016

(2015): Diedrich L., Lee G., Braae E. “The transect as a method for mapping and narrating water landscapes: Humboldt’s open works and transareal travelling”. NANO New American Notes Online, isse 6 Cartography and Narratives, www.nanocrit.com

(2013): Translating Harbourscapes. Site-specific design approaches in contemporary European harbour transformation. Ph.D. thesis. Copenhagen: University of Copenhagen

(2013): Diedrich L., Lee G., Raxworthy J. “Transects. Developing an experience-based methodology for design education and design research”. Jonas M., Moncella R. (eds.). Exposures in Design Research. Melbourne: Melbourne Books, 150-164

(2013): Diedrich, L. “Translations – radicant design for transforming harbour sites”. Portusplus, issue 2012, www.reteonline.org

(2012): “Site-specific landscape architectural approaches in contemporary European harbour transformation”.  Portusplus, issue 2011, www.reteonline.org

(2012): Diedrich L. , Braae E., “Site-specificity in contemporary large-scale harbour transformation projects”. Journal of Landscape Architecture, spring 2012. London: Routledge

(2010): “European Landscape Architecture and Territorial Strategies for Water Landscapes”. Parodi O. (ed.) Towards Resilient Water Landscapes. Design Research Approaches from Europe and Australia. Karlsruhe: KIT Scientific Publishing, 17-34

Books (selection)

Diedrich (ed.)(2018), Care Create Act. Landscape Architecture Europe. Wageningen: Blauwdruk

Diedrich (ed.)(2015), On the Move. Landscape Architecture Europe. Wageningen: Blauwdruk

Diedrich L. (ed.) (2012), In Touch. Landscape Architecture Europe. Wageningen/ Basel: LAE/ Birkhäuser

Diedrich L. (ed.) (2011), Light Volumes. The Art and Landscape by Monika Gora. Basel: Birkhäuser

Diedrich L. (ed.) (2009), On Site. Landscape Architecture Europe. Wageningen/ Basel: LAE/ Birkhäuser

Diedrich L. (ed.) (2009), Territories. From Landscape to City. Agence Ter. Basel: Birkhäuser

Diedrich L. (ed.) (2006), Fieldwork. Landscape Architecture Europe. Wageningen/ Basel: LAE/ Birkhäuser

 

Links

www.slu.se/urbanfutures

www.slu.se/landscape

www.landscapearchitectureeurope.com

www.scapemagazine.com

 


Contact
Professor at the Institutionen för landskapsarkitektur, planering och förvaltning
Telephone: 040-415424
Postal address:
Box 190
234 22 Lomma
Visiting address: Slottsvägen 5, Alnarp, Alnarp