12 OCTOBER 2021
STED was founded by landscape architect Martin Hjerl and architect Rosa Lund in 2015. The studio’s name (from danish, “place”) has been chosen to emphasize the main focus of their works, in order to point out the importance of understanding the site to create good and sustainable landcsape architecture with local ownership and anchoring. Their projects are characterized by interscalarity, strategy and experimentalism, and working with a interdisplinary work group, composed by architects, landscape architects, urban planners and a landcsape engineer.
UNIVERSITY OF COPENHAGEN
Ellen Braae has been Professor of Landscape Architecture Theory and Method at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark, since 2009, where she heads the research group ‘Landscape Architecture and Urbanism’. She is currently chairing the Danish Art Council of Architecture (2018–2021) and is Visiting Professor at AHO, Norway (2010), TU Delft, the Netherlands (2018), and Vienna (2020-postponed). Bridging design and humanities, she is the project leader of Reconfiguring Welfare Landscapes (2017-2020), funded by The Danish Council for Independent Research, Culture and Communication, and of the HERA-funded project PuSH, Public Space in European Social Housing (2019-2021). She is the author of Beauty Redeemed: Recycling Post-Industrial Landscapes (2015) and (co-edited with H. Steiner) Routledge Research Companion to Landscape Architecture (2018).