Seminars and symposia

The History of Urban Squatting and the Struggle for the Right to Remake the City Today
Ungdomshuset, Denmark. Presenter: Alexander Vasudevan, OXford University. Moderator: Henrik Valeur.

Fredens Havn – a radical experiment with another way of living in the city
Folkets Hus. Presenters: Lisa and Marie, Fredens Havn. Moderator: Henrik Valeur.

Sydhavnen as a laboratory for alternative urban development and living
Sydhavnens Folkemøde (The People’s Democratic Meeting in Sydhavnen), Denmark. Panel: Franciska Rosenkilde, Kaj Thelander Jessen, Silje Erøy Sollien and Michael Søgaard Jørgensen. Moderator: Henrik Valeur.

A Culture of Fearing ‘The Other’: Spatial Segregation in South Africa
Centre for Civil Society, University of KwaZulu Natal, Durban, South Africa. Presenter: Henrik Valeur. Chair: Shauna Mottiar.

Simultaneous Modernities
Platform for Asian Architecture and Urbanism at Kamla Raheja Vidyanidhi Institute for Architecture and Environmental Studies, Mumbai, India. Panel: Gaurav Roy Chaudhary, Ranjana Dave, Avijit Mukul Kishore, Khaisri Paksukcharern, Archana Hande, Sheema Fatima, Bishakha Datta, Renu Savant, Suprio Bhattacharjee, Lubaina Rangwala, Ritesh Uttamchandani, Apidaree Kasemsook, Simon Shu, Durganand Balsavar, Mufaddal Husein, Vandana RanjitSinh and Henrik Valeur. Moderators: Ashok Lall and George Jose.

Towards sustainable production in Asia-our actions
Asia Energy Conference, University of Copenhagen, Denmark. Organized by Energy Crossroads Denmark. Panel: Peggy Mischke, Neelabh Singh and Henrik Valeur. Moderator: Flemming Ytzen.

Chandigarh’s Future: Real Problems and Potential Opportunities
Open forum at City Art Museum, Chandigarh, India. Organized by ART WORKLTD, London, and Between Friends, Chandigarh. Panel: Pawan Bansal, Minister of Science and Technology, John Bass, University of British Columbia, and Henrik Valeur. Moderator: Jyoti Kamal, CNN.
The population of Chandigarh is expected to double within the next 20-30 years. This may stimulate development and give many people the possibility of a better life, but it may also lead to social and environmental disaster.
Presentation [96K] pdf
Review in Indian Express 28.03.2011 [1.2MB] jpg

John Bass, Pawan Bansal, Joyti Kamal and Henrik Valeur in Chandigarh, 2011
John Bass, Pawan Bansal, Joyti Kamal and Henrik Valeur in Chandigarh, 2011

Global Environmental Issues and Climate Change
National seminar at MCM DAV College for Women, Chandigarh, India. Panel: Raminder Chaudhary, Simmi Hans, Neena Singh and Henrik Valeur.
The seminar will provide a platform for academicians, research scholars, students, NGO’S and industry representative to converge and study in detail the global environmental issues affecting climate change, effect of climate change and its mitigation.
Article in Tribune 11.11.2010

Innovations for Planned Urbanization
Roundtable organized by Young Indians, Confederation of Indian Industry. Panel: Sumit Kaur, Rajnish Wattas and Henrik Valeur.
The discussion aims to bring a representative set of all stakeholders, namely citizens, young professionals, corporates, Government, academia, urban planners, etc. to deliberate and suggest innovations in planned urbanization that can begin a conversation to plan for these new planned urban areas which will form the landscape of India’s future.

Climate change and future cities
Seminar at Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Denmark. Organized by UiD and GLB&D. Presenters: Dominic Balmforth, Søren Leth, Tanja Jordan and Henrik Valeur.

Climate Change, Cities and Urban Life
Symposium at the School of Architecture in Copenhagen, Denmark. Organized by UiD, GLB&D and the Center for Urban Planning. Panel: Alejandro Gutierrez, Vanessa Miriam Carlow and Victor Tenez Ybern. Moderators: Henrik Valeur and Jens Kvorning.
How does climate change influence the way we use and plan our cities?

Transforming Chinese Urbanism
Symposium at Bridge 8 in Shanghai, P.R.China. Organized by the Architectural Association School of Architecture in London, FAR Architecure Center in Shanghai and UiD. Presenters (Session one: Future Visions): Alejandro Gutierrez, Bittor L. Sánchez-Monasterio, Greg Girard, Stephen Wang, Su Yunsheng, Xiangning Li, Xu Wei Guo, Zhao Min and Henrik Valeur. Speakers (Session two: Urban Culture and Creativity): Anson Chan, Defne Ayas, Gao Yan, Giel Groothuis, Jeb Beresford, Lydia Kim, Rebecca Catching, Richard Wei-Tse Wang and Tom Verebes.
The objective of the symposium is to expose the projective imagination of a generation at the forefront of Chinese urban culture and to demonstrate the range of cultural and technological innovations occurring across a variety of design disciplines.

A Green Future [Made in China]
Symposium at the Centre for the Urban Built Environment in Manchester, UK. Organized by CUBE, DAC | Danish Architecture Centre and UiD. Panel: Vanessa Carlow, Samuel Y. Liang and Henrik Valeur. Moderator: Simon Guy.
Will the eco-friendly cities of the future be “Made in China”? What role will architects and urban planners play? What can East and West learn from each other?
Resume [56K] pdf

Intercultural and Interdisciplinary
Forum de Debates at the 7th Sao Paulo International Biennial of Architecture, Brazil. Panel: Kolja Nielsen, Sinus Lynge and Henrik Valeur. Moderator: Francisco Spadoni.

Futures of Cities
Session entitled “the construction of urban identity” at the 51st IFHP World Congress in Copenhagen, Denmark. Organized by IFHP, Realdania and the City of Copenhagen. Panel: Henrik Valeur
No surprise, these processes of rapid and extensive urbanization and the associated new urban lifestyles, exert tremendous pressure on both local and global environments. But they also produce an urban population somehow lost in transition.
Abstract [72K] pdf

Henrik Valeur in Copenhagen, 2007
Henrik Valeur in Copenhagen, 2007

Futures of Cities
Forum about CO-EVOLUTION at the 51st IFHP Student Congress in Copenhagen, Denmark. Organized by IFHP, Realdania and the Royal Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture. Panel: Carsten Primdahl, Liang Wei, Tue Foged and Vanessa Carlow. Moderator: Henrik Valeur.
Co-evolution is the title for the prize-winning work of young Danish architecture offices in collaboration with Chinese universities for the 2006 Venice Biennale. The session will focus on a discussion of the proposals by the four offices dealing with the issue of sustainable development in rapidly urbanizing areas in China.

Planning the Harmonious City
Conference at Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Center, P.R.China. Organized by UiD, Tongji University and General Danish Consulate of Shanghai. Panel: Li Wuwei, Shanghai Social Science Institute and Vice Chairman of Shanghai People’s Congress; Peder Baltzar Nielsen, Chief Consultant, Danish Ministry of Environment; Huang Fuxiang, Former Director of Shanghai Urban Planning and Design Institute; Søren Hvilshøj, Marketing Director of Environment, Water and Energy, Grontmil |Carl Bro. Moderators: Pan Haixiao, Tongji University and Henrik Valeur.

Henrik Valeur, Pan Haixiao, Peder Baltzar Nielsen, Li Wuwei, Søren Hvilshøj, Huang Fuxiang and Kent Martinussen in Shanghai, 2007
Henrik Valeur, Pan Haixiao, Peder Baltzar Nielsen, Li Wuwei, Søren Hvilshøj, Huang Fuxiang and Kent Martinussen in Shanghai, 2007

The Contemporary City
Seminar at The Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen, Denmark. organized by CPH:DOX and onedotzero. Speakers: Andreas Ruby, Bjarke Ingels and Nic Clear. Moderator: Henrik Valeur.

Architecture in Harmony
Xi’an International Conference of Architecture and Technology, P.R.China. Organized by the Chinese Academy of Engineering and Xi’an University of Architecture and Technology. Panel: Henrik Valeur
In the 21st century, based on rapid economic growth for the past twenty years, China is witnessing a new epoch with great opportunities and challenges. Out of strategic concern of sustainable and scientific development, the Chinese government aims at building a harmonious society with energy-efficiency and harmony with nature. It is a significant topic for the studies in both natural and social sciences right now and in the times to come.
Thesis [84K] pdf

Henrik Valeur and Liu Linan in Xi'an, 2006
Henrik Valeur and Liu Linan in Xi’an, 2006

The Street: an Urban Platform?
Panel-debate at Guangdong Museum of Art, P.R.China. Organized by the 2nd Guangzhou Triennial of Contemporary Art. Panel: Yu Bochun, Francois Geindre and Henrik Valeur. Moderator: Zhou Jian.

cities: grand bazaar of architectureS
Topical meeting at the XXIInd World Architecture Congress in Istanbul, Turkey. Organized by UIA (Union of International Architects). Presenters: Fredrik Fritzson and Henrik Valeur.
The urban region includes not only the city and its suburbs, but also the provincial towns, the rural districts and the nature reserves. In fact, it has no clear external borders. Instead it has plenty of internal ones.
Abstract [32K] pdf

The Perfect Plan?
Panel debate at DAC | Danish Architecture Centre in Copenhagen, Denmark. Organized by the Danish Town Planning Institute. Panel: Bent Flyvbjerg, Peter Hartoft-Nielsen and Henrik Valeur. Moderator: Kent Martinussen.

CHECK-IN Öresund
Symposium at DAC | Danish Architecture Centre in Copenhagen, Denmark. Organized by CoMa in collaboration with and supported by the Greater Copenhagen Authority and Region Skåne. Panel: Jan Engell, Regional Planner, the Greater Copenhagen Authority; Charlotte Lindström, Chief Administrator, Planning and Environment, Region Skåne; Mats Olsson, Director of City Planning, the City of Malmö; Martin Holgaard, Chief Planner, the Municipality of Roskilde; Fredrik Fritzson and Henrik Valeur. Moderator: Morten Daugaard.
Article in Dagens Nyheter 02.05.2004 [360K] jpg

Panel debate on the ‘trans glocal city’ at Rooseum Museum in Malmö, Sweden. Organized by AESWAD and the School of Arts and Communication at Malmö University, Sweden. Panel: Tina Giannopoulos, Per Markku Ristilammi, Fredrik Fritzson and Henrik Valeur.

Henrik Valeur and Fredrik Fritzson in Malmö, 2003
Henrik Valeur and Fredrik Fritzson in Malmö, 2003

Public debate at Form/Design Center in Malmö, Sweden. Presenters and organizers: Fredrik Fritzson and Henrik Valeur.
From the ancient city-states to the industrial metropolises different societies have expressed themselves through different patterns of urban organization. Perhaps it is possible to see the emerging urban regions as manifestations of a new multicultural society.

Emerging Cities
Panel-debate at DAC | Danish Architecture Centre in Copenhagen, Denmark. Organized by the Federation of Danish Architects and DAC | Danish Architecture Centre. Panel: Carsten Thau and Henrik Valeur. Moderator: Kent Martinussen.

Debate ’99
Public debate at DAC | Danish Architecture Centre in Copenhagen, Denmark. Presenter: Christophe Cornubert. Moderator and organizer: Henrik Valeur.
The ’99 initiative sets out to raise a debate about architecture in relation to our time.

Symposium in Tuscany, Italy. Organized by Richard Ingersoll, Rice University, Houston. Participants: Henrik Valeur