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Kasper Albrektsen

Aarhus School of Archutecture
Participates in 2 items

Kasper Albrektsen is a Danish PhD student at the Aarhus School of Architecture (AAA) and the Municipality of Vejle, researching in the field between urban planning and heritage. From 2014-2018 he has been working as an adviser in urban planning advising municipalities, developers and other stakeholders in the search for sustainable urban transformation. 

From 2018-2020 he worked as a research assistant at AAA in the field of cultural environments as part of the research lab Transformation, Architecture and Territories researching in urban planning, heritage and transformation. He has been a part of 25 rapports on cultural environments in 25 different municipalities in Denmark investigating the potential of cultural environments and heritage in the development of urban areas. At AAA he has also been part of different research projects related to urban heritage and teaching at the Studio for urban transformation and heritage.


  • 2020 - now PhD Fellow, The Architecture School of Aarhus (AAA) and Vejle Municipality
  • 2018 - 2020 Research assistent at AAA, Cultural Environments
  • 2014 - 2018 CFBO and Bascon, Urban planing consultant
  • 2008-2014, Master in Urban Planning, Aalborg University


Publications : 

More than 2+publications on cultural environments in different danish municipalities - see link 

Albrektsen, K. & Danielsen, M.H., 2014, The Atmosphere of industrial architecture, Conference paper; Le Vie Dei maercanti - Best Practice in Heritage management

Sessions in which Kasper Albrektsen participates

Sessions in which Kasper Albrektsen attends

Sunday 28 August, 2022

Time Zone: (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
5:00 PM
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM | 2 hours

Monday 29 August, 2022

Time Zone: (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
9:30 AM
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM | 30 minutes
12:30 PM
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM | 1 hour
5:00 PM
5:00 PM - 5:30 PM | 30 minutes

In a traditional Quebec sugar shack atmosphere, enjoy a maple taffy rolled on snow in the purest tradition, accompanied by music of the occasion!

5:30 PM
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM | 1 hour 30 minutes

Si la vallée du canal de Lachine a été le berceau de l’industrialisation canadienne, la géographie industrielle métropolitaine ne s’y est pas confinée, peu s’en faut, Outre les grandes concentrations d’entreprises des quartiers centraux, elle est constituée des réseaux infrastructuraux, d’une douzaine de centrales hydroélectriques et des ensembles manufacturiers disséminés dans une quinzaine de petites villes aujourd’hui intégrées dans l’aire métropolitaine. La conférence proposera un surv...

Gérard Beaudet

Keynote speaker

Tuesday 30 August, 2022

Time Zone: (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
3:00 PM
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM | 30 minutes

Wednesday 31 August, 2022

Time Zone: (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
5:30 PM
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM | 1 hour 30 minutes

In this lecture, I would like to talk about deindustrialised communities, heritage and memory in the context of right-wing populism. Drawing on studies of memory and heritage, I argue that right-wing populists have cornered the market on talking about the past of deindustrialised communities. They have successfully misrepresented this rich and complex history to fuel rage, resentment, fear and reactionary nostalgia. Indeed, ‘the past’, and in particular the industr...

Thursday 1 September, 2022

Time Zone: (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
1:30 PM
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM | 1 hour 30 minutes

This lecture will argue that the landscapes of industrial heritage that can be found in different parts of the world are directly related to the place-specific trajectories of deindustrialization. In other words: the different ways in which deindustrialization impacts on local communities has a direct bearing on the emergence of forms of industrial heritage. I will differentialte between deindustrialization paths and related industrial heritage regimes in a) Anglo-...

Friday 2 September, 2022

Time Zone: (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
3:30 PM
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM | 1 hour 30 minutes

In the refusal of people in communities abandoned by industrial capital to abandon their own places, we can read an implicit critique of the mobility and unaccountability of capital, raised by those who were once inside (however tenuously or uncomfortably) and now find themselves marginalized, “left behind.” The desire to catch up again, whether through attracting new investment or transvaluing abandoned sites as tourist attractions, makes this an essentially conservative critique that is ...