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Patrik Olsson

Patrik Olsson
I am a teacher at the department since february 1. My teaching is focusing on the historical aspects of garden- park- and landscape-history. I have a background as a human geographer and a cultural-historian at the Regional Museum in Kristianstad. In 2012 I defended my thesis in human geography with the title On both sides of the road: Avenues and the landscape in Scania 1700-1900.

Presentation

My approach to landscape is above all the one of the historical geographer. In order to understand the landscape of today, we need to understand the processes that has shaped it. I am especially interested in the different dialectial relationships that exist such as nature/culture and practical/aesthetical. My work has had a focus on cultural heritage issues foremost the biological cultural heritage but I am also very interested in the immaterial cultural heritage. I have done a lot of work on landscape management and conservation and landscape analysis. I am the main author of a book on the management of avenues (tree-lined roads) together with a biologist (Alléhandboken, 2005) and I have been invited to speak about avenues in Sweden and other European countries. 


Contact

Lecturer at the Institutionen för landskapsarkitektur, planering och förvaltning
Postal address:
Box 190
234 22 Lomma
Visiting address: Slottsvägen 5, Alnarp, Alnarp