Landschapsarchitectuur NLcalendareventNoël van Dooren to obtain doctorate with thesis ‘Drawing time now’

Noël van Dooren to obtain doctorate with thesis ‘Drawing time now’


On Friday 3 March, Noël van Dooren will defend his doctoral thesis entitled ‘Drawing Time. The representation of change and dynamics in Dutch landscape architectural practice after 1985’ at the University of Amsterdam.

His doctoral thesis ‘Drawing Time’ deals with drawings, time and professional practice. How is the important concept of ‘time’ reflected in the drawings of landscape architects? Or do we not see that at all, because they draw in the tradition of architects, with the accent on space and not on time? The doctoral thesis is a historical-theoretical study; an exploration of thought and action in the current professional practice and a voyage of discovery through new drawings with a strong accent on time.

Noël van Dooren is professor of Sustainable Foodscapes in Urban Regions at Van Hall Larenstein University of Applied Sciences in Velp and guest lecturer at the Academy of Architecture. Previously heworked, among others, with H+N+S landscape architects, as freelance designer and researcher. He is publicist for the Dutch journal for landscape architecture and urban design Blauwe Kamer and the international Journal of Landscape Architecture (JOLA).

Time and venue

The doctoral thesis defence will take place on Friday 3 March 2017 at 13:00 in the Aula of the University of Amsterdam, Old Lutheran Church, Singel 411.

More info: and the Amsterdam Academy website.