Studio Urban Nature (SUN12) is now up and running! The assignment takes its departure from the recent plans to restore Kolindsund, a large lake and wetland drained as part of the national effort to reclaim new land for agriculture during the 19th and 20th centuries, to its former state as an important nature resort spanning almost the entire width of Djursland.
Rather than looking back to a nature, which disappeared as a consequence of the draining project, SUN12 will look ahead and ask; what kind of nature is relevant for the 21st century? How can landscape design as an in-depth research- and intervention process help excavate the future of Kolindsund? What kind of new urban natures can be developed?
Guest professor Kelly Shannon, KU Leuven, is co-running the studio, which is a collaboration between candidate students from the Aarhus School of Architecture and post-graduate students from KU Leuven.