Kristen Van Haeren has recently completed her PhD at the University of Copenhagen within the Landscape Architecture and Planning department as part of the research project Reconfiguring Welfare Landscapes, which investigated the future of the green open spaces of the post-war Danish social housing estates, funded by the Danish Council for Independent Research. Kristen’s research aims to investigate ideas, atmospheres and perceptions of everyday green surroundings through modes of photographic and textual description as a means of discovering alternative ways of reading and imagining our everyday spatial surroundings. Kristen has taught in theory and design studios and contributed to international research publications in areas of architecture, landscape architecture, cultural studies, and visual media. Kristen is originally from Canada and is educated as an architect from Carleton University (BArch) in Canada and Delft Technical University in the Netherlands (MSc) and has practiced in offices in both Canada and Europe.