Landscape Architecture and Planning
1958 Frederiksberg C
Kristen Van Haeren is a PhD fellow at the University of Copenhagen within the Landscape Architecture and Planning department. She takes part in the research project entitled Reconfiguring Welfare Landscapes, which investigates the future of the green open spaces of the post-war Danish social housing estates, and has been funded by the Danish Council for Independent Research. Kristen has a specific interest in exploring "green" and the various material and immaterial aspects, iterations, interpretations, ideas and overall idiosyncrasies embedded in the term over time. Her research aims to investigate modes of thick description and photography as a means of discovering alternative ways of reading, interpreting and understanding the plurality and depth of Danish welfare "green"-open-spaces. Kristen is educated as an architect from Carleton University (BArch) in Canada and Delft University in the Netherlands (MSc) and has practiced in offices in both Canada and Europe.
The project is supervised by Henriette Steiner and Rikke Munck Petersen, both Associate Professors of Landscape Architecture at the University of Copenhagen, as well has been supported by Anne Whiston Spirn, Cecil and Ida Green Distinguished Professor of Landscape Architecture and Planning at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
Teaching at the University of Copenhagen:
Theories and Methods of Landscape Architecture, teaching assistant (2018, 2019)
Landscape Film, teaching assistant (2018)
Supervisor for Master's thesis student (2019)
Additional service hours at the University of Copenhagen:
Assistant in editing and visual resources for publications including: Research Compendium for Landscape Architecture, Edited by Ellen Braae and Henriette Steiner, Routledge, 2018.