Anne Tietjen

Anne Tietjen


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Anne Tietjen is Architect MAA, PhD, and Professor in Landscape Architecture, Urban Design and Transformation. Since 2022 she is Head of Studies for the MSc Landscape Architecture.

Anne's work bridges theory and practice at the intersection of landscape architecture, urban design, and planning. She works with the transformation of existing built environments and landscapes, focusing on the politics and agency of design for sustainable urban and rural development and quality of life for more than humans. Her work is situated within the field of relational spatial design and planning theory, specifically based on actor-network theory. She has carried out extensive research on strategic design and planning, urban/rural public space, heritage in planning, and design-based research methods. 

She has a long-standing interest in collaborative transdisciplinary research and possibilities for democratizing knowledge production with design-based tools, specifically architecture exhibitions, in the projects Public Space in European Social Housing and Exploring Public Space in Rural Transformation. She also teaches the course Transformation Studio in the MSc Landscape Architecture as an education-based design research lab in collaboration with Danish practice partners (municipalities).

She is an established capacity in design-based research, drawing on 12 years of international experience in architecture and urban design practice. In addition to her academic work, she occasionally works as a consultant for strategic design and planning projects in cooperation with Danish architecture  firms.


Current research

Current and recent national and international research projects include:


I teach in the international Landscape Architecture programme.

  • Responsible for the master course Transformation Studio (15 ECTS, since 2014, not in 2020 due to sabbatical). The Transformation Studio works as a laboratory for strategic planning through landscape projects in shrinking rural areas. Bridging design research, education and practice we collaborate each year with a Danish municipality and work on site in dialogue with local planners, politicians, experts, project makers and communities. The resulting strategic landscape projects are collected in a course magazine to serve as inspiration for future development to our cooperation partners.


Selected publications

  1. Published

    Planning strategically in light of rural decline: Experiences from Denmark

    Tietjen, Anne & Jørgensen, Gertrud, 2019, The Routledge Companion to Rural Planning. Scott, M., Gallent, N. & Gkartzios, M. (eds.). London and New York: Routledge, p. 420-430 11 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapterResearchpeer-review

  2. Published

    Public space in an age of austerity

    Carmona, M., Hanssen, G. S., Lamm, Bettina, Nylund, K., Saglie, I. & Tietjen, Anne, 2019, In: Urban Design International. 24, 4, p. 241-259 19 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  3. Published

    Planning with Heritage: A Critical Debate Across Landscape Architecture Practice and Heritage Theory

    Riesto, Svava & Tietjen, Anne, 2018, Routledge Companion to Landscape Architecture. Braae, E. & Steiner, H. (eds.). 1 ed. Routledge, p. 246 14 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapterResearchpeer-review

  4. Published

    Transformation Studio 2019: Mors Landscape Futures

    Tietjen, Anne, 8 Jan 2020, 66 p.

    Research output: Other contributionEducation

  5. Published

    Found in translation: Working with actor-network theory in design education

    Tietjen, Anne, 2018, In: Nordic Journal of Architectural Research. 1, p. 11-33 24 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  6. Published

    Doing critique of what design does at Superkilen

    Tietjen, Anne, Riesto, Svava & Haddad, R., 2017, In: CRIOS - Critica degli ordinamenti spaziali. 4, 13, p. 45-60 16 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  7. Published

    There is more to it than meets the eye: Strategic design in the context of rural decline

    Tietjen, Anne & Jørgensen, Gertrud, 2018, In: Transactions of the Association of European Schools of Planning. 2, 1, p. 9-31 23 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  8. Published

    Translating a wicked problem: A strategic planning approach to rural shrinkage in Denmark

    Tietjen, Anne & Jørgensen, Gertrud, 2016, In: Landscape and Urban Planning. 154, p. 29–43 15 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

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