Thursday 17 January 2019 at 8.00 pm

Learning from London: a legacy of riverside parks and gardens


Lecturer: Eva Henze
Location: DESY room 4a/b


All are welcome and no registration is required. Entry fee for guests is € 15 and for students € 5.

Lecture Summary

Rivers are the cradles for most cities in the world - providing drink, food and transport. They also shape landscapes and people. This talk is inspired by the Thames Landscape Strategy - a 100-year plan for the River Thames between Hampton Court Palace and Kew. Based on the river’s fascinating historic, cultural, natural and recreational associations, the talk highlights parallels to Hamburgs western suburbs on the Elbe with their parks and gardens and is an invitation to look at well-known places afresh.


River Thames Eva Henze

Biography of Lecturer

Eva Henze studied geography, botany and soil science at the University of Hamburg, followed by landscape architecture at Hannover University. From 1996 to 2001 Eva worked for two landscape practices in the UK (Greater London and Oxford), before returning to Hamburg to work as a freelance garden designer and journalist for ten years. After two and a half years as a scientific advisor to a member of the German parliament in Berlin, Eva took her present position as Head of Department at the district authorities of Hamburg-Mitte in 2014.

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