Academic work

2016 – Air
Guest professor and co-organizer of a one week workshop with prof. Nidhi Dandonaat Sushant School of Art and Architecture, Gurgaon, India.
What is air pollution? What are the causes? What are the effects? Why is it relevant to architecture and what can architects do about it?
Brief [791K] pdf

2015 – The new urban India – Four different settlements
Guest professor and co-organizer of a one week workshop with prof. Nidhi Dandona at Sushant School of Art and Architecture, Gurgaon, India.
As one of the most contentious large-scale urban developments in India, Gurgaon is awash with myths and prejudices. The purpose of the workshop was to dig beneath that, to excavate some of the many different stories of life in this new city, to understand the everyday concerns of the people living there, their background and their aspirations for the future.

Henrik Valeur with students of Sushant School of Art & Architecture, 2015
With students of Sushant School of Art & Architecture, 2015

2014 – Urban Dialogues: Water Ecologies in the City of Mumbai
Guest professor and co-organizer of a one week workshop with prof. Vikram Pawar at Kamla Raheja Vidyanidhi Institute for Architecture and Environmental Studies, Mumbai, India.
The intention of this workshop was to develop interactive, investigative and documentary tools to engage with the public on the issue of urban water ecologies in the city of Mumbai. It is assumed that these ecologies could be converted into usable urban assets with the active assistance and participation of the public.

2014 – Urban Dialogues: the Global City and the Local Village
Guest professor and co-organizer of a one week workshop with prof. Gaurav Raheja at Center for Urban Design and Development, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, India.

Workshop poster
Workshop poster

2011 – The Modernist City in the Age of Globalization
Visiting faculty at a three months joint studio with the College of Built Environments, University of Washington, USA at Chandigarh College of Architecture, India.

2010 – Chandigarh – a Green and Open City!
Guest professor and organizer of a two months workshop on proposals for the 2030 Master plan of Chandigarh at Chandigarh College of Architecture, India.

2010 – Does the Global Meet the Local in Chandigarh?
Guest professor and co-organizer of a five days workshop about the possible interaction between local and global communities, economies and environments with faculty at Chandigarh College of Architecture, India.
We have to pay attention to the urban developments taking place on the fringes of existing cities. Outside the planned city of Chandigarh a new kind of city is rapidly developing. The Rajiv Gandhi Technology Park is located next to existing villages and informal settlements. This juxtaposition of two separate “worlds”, a local and a global, can be observed all over the world today. And it is, in many ways, here, in the interface between the local and the global, our common future is being decided. If we don’t know and understand each other how can we be expected to take care of and feel responsible for each other?
Report [5.3MB] pdf
Interview in Indian Express 10.10.2010 [576K] jpg

Henrik Valeur issues a diploma to a student at Chandigarh College of Architecture, 2010
Issuing a diploma to a student at Chandigarh College of Architecture, 2010

2010 – Urban Green, Urban Form
Workshop leader and guest critic at a two days workshop at SUDes, Faculty of Engineering, Lund University, Sweden. Organized by Ax:son Johnson Institute for Sustainable Urban Design.
Searching for a design understanding which combines and overlays urban green and urban form seeing them not as separate components of the urban fabric, but as forming a three dimensional urban system.

Henrik Valeur plants a flower in a street of Lund, 2010
Planting a flower in a street of Lund, 2010

2009 – City · Science Park · University
Guest professor and co-organizer of a one week workshop on the integration of the city, the science park and the university with Fredrik Fritzson at Faculty of Engineering, Lund University, Sweden.
How can a pattern of disintegrated and mono-functional urban zones be transformed into a dynamic and sustainable urban environment?

Industrial city
Industrial city
Post-industrial city
Post-industrial city

2009
Nominated (not appointed) for a two years guest professorship and the position as head of the Architecture Design Innovation Program at the Technical University of Berlin, Germany.

2008 and 2009 – Sustainable Urban Dynamics
Guest critic at a master course and co-organizer of a study trip to Shanghai at Faculty of Engineering, Lund University, Sweden.

2008 – Computational Urbanism
Guest lecturer and co-organizer of a nine days summer school with Tom Verebes, Giel Groothuis et. al. at Architectural Association School of Architecture, Shanghai Visiting Students Summer School, China.
The workshop will develop design tools and research concepts able to confront and engage the phenomenon of rapid urban growth in the context of Shanghai, which is already radically challenging architectural design, urban theory, and professional practice.
Flyer [628K] jpg

Henrik Valeur talks at the AA Summer School in Shanghai, 2008
Talking at the AA Summer School in Shanghai, 2008

2008 – Border Cities
Guest critic at the final presentation of post-graduate studies on border cities in the Baltic Sea Region at Bauhaus Kolleg IX, Bauhaus Dessau, Germany.

2007 – The Fingerplan and Magic Mountains
Co-organizer of a lecture series with prof. Pan Haixiao at College of Architecture and Urban Planning, Tongji University, China. Lectures by architects/planners Dan Stubbergaard (DK) and Peder Baltzer Nielsen (DK).

2007 – Sustainable Urban Welfare
Guest professor and co-organizer of a ten days workshop with prof. Pan Haixiao at College of Architecture and Urban Planning, Tongji University, China.
The aim is to create proposals for sustainable urban welfare in Shanghai, based on Danish principles of participatory, innovative and holistic design and planning.
Article in Shanghai Daily 22.08.2007 [1MB] jpg

2006 – China-Past and Future
Co-organizer of a lecture series with the Danish Architecture Centre at Aarhus School of Architecture and the School of Architecture, Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Denmark. Lectures by prof. Liang Wei (CN), prof. Liu Linan (CN), prof. Pan Haixiao (CN) and prof. Zhao Wanmin (CN).

2006 – Seven Scenarios
Guest professor and co-organizer of a one day workshop (role play) with Fredrik Fritzson for the course ”Interaction Design” at School of Arts and Communication, Malmö University, Sweden.

2005 – The Open Community
Guest professor and co-organizer of a two days workshop (role play) with Fredrik Fritzson at Atelje X, Faculty of Engineering, Lund University, Sweden.
Participants are divided into teams. The task of each team is to transform Lindängen into an open community by increasing the total programs and activities of Lindängen by 100%. The teams represent groups of citizens and each participant plays a dual role as both an architect and a citizen with a specific background and set of desires. Real life investors and municipal planners participate in the closing critique.
Program [416K] pdf

2004 – The Gated Community
Guest professor and co-organizer of a two days workshop (role play) with Fredrik Fritzson on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the School of Architecture at Faculty of Engineering, Lund University, Sweden.
Participants are divided into teams of 20 participants each. The task of each team is to develop a model for a gated community. This is done in the format of a role-play which simulates the complexity and the dynamics of a controversial planning project.
Program [2.6MB] pdf
Review in Arkitekten 30.09.2004 [89K] pdf

2003 – Harbor bath in Västra Hamnen
Guest professor and co-organizer of a five days workshop with Fredrik Fritzson for the course “Design as Action” at Department of Landscape Planning, Swedish Agricultural University, Alnarp, Sweden
Open planning processes which actively involve users with different ideas and interests can generate more composite and experientially rich environments. User participation can however also be extended to include the actual realization process itself. This process does not necessarily have any form of conclusion. Through active use the users can act to change these environments over time.
Program [28K] pdf

2003 – Copenhagen Harbor
Lecturer and guest critic at a workshop for university students at Supertanker, Denmark.

2003 – Urban Strategies
Guest critic at Aarhus School of Architecture, Denmark.

2002 – OMA/MVRDV
Organizer of a lecture series at Department 1, School of Architecture, Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Denmark. Lectures by former employees at OMA or MVRDV: Jonas Sangberg (DK), Dan Stubbergaard (DK), Kristina Adsersen (DK), Bjarke Ingels (DK), Søren Chr. Madsen (DK) and Henrik Valeur (DK).

2001-2002
Teaching assistant at Department 1, School of Architecture, Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Denmark. Study program for graduate students and study group on Post-Metropolis.

1999-2000
Teaching assistant at Department V, Aarhus School of Architecture, Denmark. Study groups on New Urban Agendas and Contemporary Realities.

1999
Organizer of a lecture series at the School of Architecture, Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Denmark. Lectures by architects Hrvoje Njiric (HR) and Christophe Cornubert (US).

1988-1994 – Bachelor and Master of Architecture
Student at the School of Architecture, Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Denmark.

1991-1992
Erasmus student at the Escola Tècnica Superior d’Arquitectura, Barcelona, Spain.