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Vera Vicenzotti

Vera Vicenzotti
Vera Vicenzotti is senior lecturer in landscape architecture at the Department of Urban and Rural Development of the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU). Her research interests are landscape architecture theory, methodology and history.

Presentation

My research has focused on landscape architecture theory, methodology, and history.

I am interested in different kinds of landscapes - 'hybrid', peri-urban landscapes, post-industrial landscapes, and wild landscapes, both urban and non-urban - and in the ideas of and discourses surrounding these landscapes. I'm also becoming more and more interested in the methodology and epistemology of landscape design, and in developing a robust practice of landscape criticism. And, always: landscape theory.

I am associate editor of Landscape Research.

Teaching

Course coordinator (with Christina Lunner Kolstrup) for the course "Research design for PhD-students" (3HEC) - PLG0041.

Teaching in the course "Landscape Theory in Architectural and Planning Practice" (LK0266)

I'm happy to supervise bachelor and master theses on topics related to my research interests. Please get in touch with me!

Background

Current position

since 09.2017
Senior Lecturer in landscape architecture especially design theory and architecture criticism
Department of Urban and Rural Development
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU), Alnarp, Sweden

since 04.2014
Associate editor of Landscape Research

 

Previous positions

11.2013–08.2017
Senior Lecturer in landscape architecture especially design theory and architecture criticism
Department of Landscape Architecture, Planning and Management
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU), Alnarp, Sweden

11.2013–11.2016
Marie Curie Postdoctoral Fellow
Department of Landscape Architecture, Planning and Management
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU), Alnarp, Sweden
Fellowship for the research project SPRAWLESCAPES in the People Programme (Marie Curie Actions) of the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme (FP7)

01.2012-03.2014
Assistant editor of Landscape Research

11.2011–10.2013
Humboldt Postdoctoral Fellow (Feodor Lynen Research Fellowship for Postdoctoral Researchers from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation)
School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape
Newcastle University, UK

04.2010–08.2011
Lecturer [Wissenschaftliche Angestellte]
Chair/Department of Landscape Ecology
Technische Universität München, Germany

 

Education

10.2010
Doctoral degree in Landscape Architecture and Landscape Planning
Technische Universität München, Germany

01.2008–05.2008
Visiting Scholar
Institute of Urban and Regional Development
University of California, Berkeley, USA

01.2005
Diplom [equivalent to MA and BA]
Landscape Architecture and Landscape Planning
Technische Universität München, Germany

10.2001–07.2002
Erasmus Exchange Student in the Urban Design programme

Selected publications

Journal articles (peer-reviewed)

Vicenzotti, Vera & Qviström, Mattias. 2018. "Zwischenstadt as a travelling concept: towards a critical discussion of mobile ideas in transnational planning discourses on urban sprawl". European Planning Studies 26(1): 115-132. [Abstract and link to full text (open access)]

Vicenzotti, Vera. 2017. "The Landscape of Landscape Urbanism", Landscape Journal 36(1): 75-86. [Abstract and link to fulltext]

Qviström, Mattias; Bengtsson, Jens & Vicenzotti, Vera. 2016. "Part-time amenity migrants: Revealing the importance of second homes for senior residents in a transit-oriented development". Land Use Policy 56: 169–178. [Abstract and link to full text (open access)]

Vicenzotti, Vera; Jorgensen, Anna; Qviström, Mattias & Swaffield, Simon. 2016. "Forty Years of Landscape Research". Landscape Research 41(4): 388–407. [Abstract and link to full text (open access)]

Etteger, Rudi van; Thompson, Ian H. & Vicenzotti, Vera. 2016. "Aesthetic creation theory and landscape architecture". Journal of Landscape Architecture 11(1): 80-91. [Abstract and link to full text (open access)]

Kirchhoff, Thomas & Vicenzotti, Vera. 2014. "A Historical and Systematic Survey of European Perceptions of Wilderness". Environmental Values (23)4: 443–464. [Abstract and link to fulltext]

Vicenzotti, Vera 2013. "Mapping Multivalent Metaphors: Analyzing the Wildnis Metaphor in the Zwischenstadt Discourse in Terms of Political World Views". Nature and Culture 8(2): 162–184. [Abstract and link to fulltext]

Kirchhoff, Thomas; Trepl, Ludwig & Vicenzotti, Vera. 2013: "What is Landscape Ecology? A Distinction, Analysis, and Evaluation of Seven Concepts". Landscape Research 38(1): 33–51. [Abstract and link to fulltext]

Hoheisel, Deborah; Kangler, Gisela; Schuster, Ursula & Vicenzotti, Vera. 2010. "Wildnis ist Kultur. Warum Naturschutzforschung Kulturwissenschaft braucht". [Wilderness is Culture. Why research in nature conservation needs cultural studies.] Natur und Landschaft 85(2): 45–50. [Abstract

Vicenzotti, Vera & Trepl, Ludwig. 2009. "City as Wilderness. The Wilderness Metaphor from Wilhelm Heinrich Riehl to Contemporary Urban Designers". Landscape Research 34(4): 379–396. [Abstract, and link to fulltext

Körner, Stefan; Heger, Tina; Hadbawnik, Katrin; Jäger, Kerstin & Vicenzotti, Vera. 2002. "Stadtökologie und Freiraumnutzung. Freiräume an der Universität Gesamthochschule Kassel". [Urban Ecology and the Use of Open Spaces. Open Spaces at the University Gesamthochschule Kassel.] Stadt + Grün 51(9): 33–43. [Download fulltext]

 

Monograph

Vicenzotti, Vera. 2011. Der "Zwischenstadt"-Diskurs. Eine Analyse zwischen Wildnis, Kulturlandschaft und Stadt. [The "Zwischenstadt" discourse. An analysis between wilderness, cultural landscape and city]. transcript, Bielefeld. [Publisher's information, preview and full-text search]
[= book version of the dissertation: Zwischenstadt: Stadt, Kulturlandschaft oder Wildnis? Eine Analyse unterschiedlicher Lesarten. [Zwischenstadt: City, Cultural Landscape or Wilderness? An Analysis of Different Readings.] Doctoral dissertation at the Chair of Landscape Ecology, TU München, 2010].

 

Edited books and special issues

Qviström, Mattias & Vicenzotti, Vera. 2016. Landscape research in Landscape Research: reflections on a changing field. Landscape Research 41(4). [Link to special issue]

Kirchhoff, Thomas; Vicenzotti, Vera & Voigt, Annette (Eds.). 2012. Sehnsucht nach Natur. Über den Drang nach draußen in der heutigen Freizeitkultur. [Longing for nature. On the urge for the outdoors in our current leisure culture.] transcript, Bielefeld. [Publisher's information, preview and full-text search]

 

Book Contributions

Kirchhoff, Thomas & Vicenzotti, Vera. 2017. "Von der Sehnsucht nach Wildnis". In: Kirchhoff, Nicole C. Karafyllis, Dirk Evers, Brigitte Falkenburg, Myriam Gerhard, Gerald Hartung, Jürgen Hübner, Kristian Köchy, Ulrich Krohs, Thomas Potthast, Otto Schäfer, Gregor Schiemann, Magnus Schlette, Reinhard Schulz, Frank Vogelsang (eds.): Naturphilosophie. Ein Lehr- und Studienbuch, UTB / Mohr Siebeck: 313-322.

Vicenzotti, Vera. 2017. Thomas Sieverts: "Zwischenstad"t. In: Frank Eckardt (Ed.): Schlüsselwerke der Stadtforschung. VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften: 127-143. [Publisher's information]

Vicenzotti, Vera. 2016. "Belonging in the peri-urban landscape: Do new landscapes require new conceptions of 'home'?" In: John Rodwell & Peter Manley Scott (Eds.): At Home in the Future. Place & Belonging in a Changing Europe. Studies in Religion and the Environment, Vol 11. Lit: 141–154.

Höfer, Wolfram & Vicenzotti, Vera. 2013: "From Brownfields to Postindustrial Landscapes. Evolving Concepts in North America and Europe". In: Peter Howard, Ian Thompson & Emma Waterton (Eds.): Companion to Landscape Studies, Routledge: 405–416.

Haß, Anne; Hoheisel, Deborah; Kangler, Gisela; Kirchhoff, Thomas; Putzhammer, Simon; Schwarzer, Markus; Vicenzotti, Vera & Voigt, Annette. 2012. "Sehnsucht nach Wildnis. Aktuelle Bedeutungen der Wildnistypen Berg, Dschungel, Wildfluss und Stadtbrache vor dem Hintergrund einer Ideengeschichte von Wildnis" [Yearning for wilderness. Current meanings of the wilderness types mountains, jungle, wild river and urban wasteland against the backdrop of a history of ideas of wilderness]. In: Thomas Kirchhoff, Vera Vicenzotti & Annette Voigt (Eds.): Sehnsucht nach Natur. Über den Drang nach draußen in der heutigen Freizeitkultur. transcript, Bielefeld: 107–141.

Kirchhoff, Thomas, Vicenzotti, Vera & Voigt, Annette. 2012. "Vielschichtige Sehnsucht nach Natur. Einleitende Bemerkungen über den Drang nach draußen in der heutigen Freizeitkultur" [Complex Yearning for Nature. Introductory Remarks on the Urge to the Outdoors in contemporary leisure culture]. In: Thomas Kirchhoff, Vera Vicenzotti & Annette Voigt (Eds.): Sehnsucht nach Natur. Über den Drang nach draußen in der heutigen Freizeitkultur. transcript, Bielefeld: 9–19.

Vicenzotti, Vera. 2011: "Gestalterische Zugänge zum suburbanen Raum – eine Typisierung". [Design Approaches to the Suburban Space – A Typology.] – Wilfried Schenk, Manfred Kühn, Markus Leibenath & Sabine Tzschaschel (Eds.): Suburbane Räume als Kulturlandschaften. Forschungs- und Sitzungsberichte der ARL 236: 252–275.

Vicenzotti, Vera. 2009: "Zwischenstadt als Heimat". [The peri-urban landscape as Homeland?] – In: Thomas Kirchhoff & Ludwig Trepl (Eds.): Vieldeutige Natur. Landschaft, Wildnis und Ökosystem als kulturgeschichtliche Phänomene. transcript, Bielefeld: 239–251.

Kangler, Gisela & Vicenzotti, Vera. 2007: "STADT. LAND. WILDNIS. Das Wilde in Naturlandschaft, Kulturlandschaft und Zwischenstadt". [CITY, COUNTRY(SIDE), WILDERNESS. The Wild in Natural Landscapes, Cultural Landscapes, and Urban Sprawl.] – In: Andreas Bauerochse, Henning Haßmann & Ulf Ickerodt (Eds.): Kulturlandschaft. administrativ – digital – touristisch. Initiativen zum Umweltschutz, Vol. 67. Erich Schmidt, Berlin. 279–314.

Vicenzotti, Vera. 2006: "Kulturlandschaft und Stadt-Wildnis". [Cultural Landscape and Urban Wilderness.] – In: Irene Kazal, Annette Voigt, Angela Weil, Axel Zutz (Eds.): Kulturen der Landschaft. Ideen von Kulturlandschaft zwischen Tradition und Modernisierung. Landschaftsentwicklung und Umweltforschung, Vol. 127. Universitätsverlag der TU Berlin. Berlin. 221–235.

Kangler, Gisela; Siegmund, Andrea; Vicenzotti, Vera; Voigt, Annette & Weil, Angela. 2006. "Einleitung: Ideen von Kulturlandschaft". [Introduction: Ideas of Cultural Landscape.] – In: Irene Kazal, Annette Voigt, Angela Weil & Axel Zutz (Eds.): Kulturen der Landschaft. Ideen von Kulturlandschaft zwischen Tradition und Modernisierung. Landschaftsentwicklung und Umweltforschung, Vol. 127. Universitätsverlag der TU Berlin, Berlin. 187–192.

 

Journal Articles (not reviewed by referees)

Qviström, Mattias & Vicenzotti, Vera. 2016. "Landscape research in Landscape Research: reflections on a changing field". Landscape Research 41(4): 385–387. [Link to fulltext]

Vicenzotti, Vera. 2011. "Probleme und Chancen der Internationalisierung des Wildnisschutzes" [Problems and chances of the internationalisation of wilderness protection]. Jahrbuch des Vereins zum Schutz der Bergwelt 74/75: 247–274.

Vicenzotti, Vera. 2011. "Das Interpretationsrepertoire des Diskurses um die Zwischenstadt als Wildnis – einige methodische und inhaltliche Anmerkungen". [The interpretative repertoire on the Zwischenstadt as wilderness – some remarks regarding methodology and contents.] – In: Bayerische Akademie für Naturschutz und Landschaftspflege (ANL) (Ed.): Landschaftsökologie. Grundlagen, Methoden, Anwendungen (= Laufener Spezialbeiträge 2011/1): 41–45. [Link to fulltext]

Haider, Sylvia; Heger, Tina; Kirchhoff, Thomas; Schuster, Ursula; Vicenzotti, Vera; Voigt, Annette. 2011: "Einleitung". [Introduction] – In: Bayerische Akademie für Naturschutz und Landschaftspflege (ANL) (Ed.): Landschaftsökologie. Grundlagen, Methoden, Anwendungen (= Laufener Spezialbeiträge 2011/1): 4–6. [Link to fulltext]

Vicenzotti, Vera. 2010. "Internationalisierung des Wildnisschutzes – Probleme und Chancen". [Internationalisation of Wilderness Protection – Problems and Chances.] – In: Bayerische Akademie für Naturschutz und Landschaftspflege (ANL) (Ed.): Wildnis zwischen Natur und Kultur: Perspektiven und Handlungsfelder für den Naturschutz (= Laufener Spezialbeiträge 2010): 99–106. [Link to fulltext]

Vicenzotti, Vera. 2008. "'Stadt-Wildnis'. Bedeutungen, Phänomene und gestalterische Strategien". ['Urban Wilderness'. Significations, Phenomena, and Design Strategies.] – In: Bayerische Akademie für Naturschutz und Landschaftspflege (ANL) (Ed.): Wildnis zwischen Natur und Kultur: Perspektiven und Handlungsfelder für den Naturschutz (=Laufener Spezialbeiträge 1/2008): 29–37. [= reprint of the 2007 article] [Link to fulltext]

Vicenzotti, Vera. 2007. "Wildnis ist nicht gleich "Wildnis." Überlegungen zu unterschiedlichen Wildnisvorstellungen in Stadtökologie, Landschaftsarchitektur und Städtebau". [Wilderness does not equal 'Wilderness'. Notions of Wilderness in Urban Ecology, Landscape Architecture, and Urban Planning.] Conturec 2: 15–25.

 

Professional and popular scientific publications

Qviström, Mattias & VIcenzotti, Vera. 2016. "Urban sprawl på skånska? Om planeringsdebattens språkbruk och begreppens dolda landskap". Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet. LTV-fakultetens faktablad. 2016:14. [Link till fulltext]

Höfer, Wolfram & Vicenzotti, Vera. 2012. "Unsightly Sights to See. On the transformation of old industrial sites through post-industrial design". Topos 78: 56–60.

Francis, Bärbel & Vicenzotti, Vera. 2012. "New energy, new perspectives for landscape research". Landscape Research Extra 62: 7–8.


Contact
Senior Lecturer at the Department of Urban and Rural Development; Division of Landscape Architecture
Telephone: +4618671928
Postal address:
Inst för stad och land, Box 7012
75007 UPPSALA
Visiting address: Ulls väg 27, Alnarp