Prof. Dr. Karsten Jørgensen
Prof. Dr. Karsten Jørgensen, University of Life Sciences, Ǻs, was CGL-Visiting-Scholar in April and May 2011. He was one of the speakers at the workshop "Environmental Policy and Landscape Architecture", hosted by the Van Leer Jerusalem Institute in collaboration with the CGL in March 2011.One goal of the workshop was the development of joint research projects. During his stay in Hannover, Prof. Jørgensen worked on the preparation of a grant application with the CGL on questions of landscape architecture and the protection of the environment. The thematic focus should be a comparative analysis of the attitude towards so-called "exotic" plants in countries like Norway, Germany and Israel.
Furthermore, Karsten Jørgensen lectured in the seminar "Aktuelle Forschungsfragen der Gartendenkmalpflege" ("Current research questions in historical garden preservatio") of the master program Landscape Architecture on June 1, 2011. The talk was entitled: "How to publish a peer-reviewed research paper from integrative landscape research".
Prof. Dr. Ruth Enis
In September 2011, Prof. Dr. Ruth Enis of the Technion, Haifa, Israel, was visiting scholar at the CGL. Joint research topics were considered as well as a conference project on the gardens of the youth villages in Israel. Furthermore, she discussed a research project with the CGL on the importance and the impact of the Jewish Horticultural School Ahlem (Israelitische Gartenbauschule Ahlem) in Hannover on horticulture and landscape architecture in Israel and other countries like the USA.
Prof. Dr. LING Ji-yao, Prof. Dr. LIU Dao-guang, Prof. Dr. TAO Si-yan, Dr. ZHENG De-dong, Prof. Dr. ZHOU Wu-zhong
On December 9, 2011, five scientists from the School of Art of the Southeast University Nanjing (SEU), China, were guests at the CGL. After a one-day-visit at the Bücherei des Deutschen Gartenbaus (German Horticultural Library) in Berlin they participated in an interdiscilinary exchange with scientists of the Leibniz Universität in Hannover and the CGL advisory board members Prof. Dr. Bianca Maria Rinaldi of the Unversità di Camerino, Italy and Prof. Dr. Gert Gröning of Universität der Künste Berlin. The Chinese scholars presented their own research topics, and in a subsequent detailed roundtable discussion the possiblities for future collaboration between the CGL and the Southeast University were evaluated.
The Chinese Visiting Scholars spoke on the following topics:
- Prof. Dr. LING JI-yao: A general summary for the aesthetics of Chinese garden
- Prof. Dr LIU Dao-guang: The Enlightenment on contemporary Chinese landscape and architecture from Bauhaus
- Prof. Dr. TAO Si-yan: Folk view in landscape architecture of China
- Dr. ZHENG De-dong: The meaningful sculpture elements in Chinese classical garden, set BiXi as example
- Prof. Dr. ZHOU Wu-zhong: Western garden in Chinese eyes