About Vera

Vera Vicenzotti is senior lecturer in landscape architecture, especially design theory and architecture criticism. She is based at the Division of Landscape Architecture’s Design Theory Group within the Department of Urban and Rural Development at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) in Uppsala, Sweden. Vera was previously senior lecturer and Marie-Curie research fellow at the Department of Landscape Architecture, Planning and Management at SLU in Alnarp, an Alexander von Humboldt Foundation Feodor Lynen postdoctoral research fellow at the School of Architecture, Planning & Landscape at Newcastle University, United Kingdom, and lecturer in landscape planning at the Technical University of Munich, Germany, where she also earned her doctorate.

Vera’s research and teaching focuses on landscape architecture theory and methodology. She works at the intersection of landscape theory, critical and cultural geography, political philosophy, history of ideas, and aesthetics. She has been interested in different kinds of landscapes – 'hybrid', peri-urban, post-industrial, and wild, both urban and non-urban – but even more so in the ideas of and discourses surrounding these landscapes. She is becoming more and more interested in the methodology and epistemology of landscape design, and in thinking about the political agency of landscape design.