Henriette Steiner

Ph.D., History and Philosophy of Architecture
Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin
Tel: +41-44-633 39 87


Henriette Steiner joined the ETH Wohnforum – ETH CASE in February 2009. A Danish citizen, she holds a BA in Comparative Literature and a MA in Modern Culture from the University of Copenhagen, Denmark, as well as a MPhil in History and Philosophy from the University of Cambridge, UK. In 2008, she graduated with a PhD in Architecture from the University of Cambridge. She has held visiting fellowships at TU München, University of Copenhagen, the National University of Singapore and the University of California, Berkeley. Her research and publications cross disciplinary boundaries between the humanities, the social sciences and the aesthetic fields and her research interests concern the way the modern city has been represented and discussed, read and interpreted.


Stadt – Raum – Kultur
Kulturelle Praktik und Lebenswelten

Projekte und Aktivitäten

Co-convener of the international research network Negotiating (In)visibilities – A Network on the Hidden and the Seeable of Contemporary Culture. http://ni.ikk.ku.dk/

Supervision / Betreuung Wahlfacharbeiten. http://wohnforum.arch.ethz.ch/lehre/wiss_wahlfach-wohnen.html


H. Reeh, J. Rosenberg, H. Steiner and B. Svarre. eds. 2012. Rumlig Kultur - Studier i urbanitet og æstetik/Spatial Culture – Studies in Urbanity and Aesthetics, (Copenhagen: Museum Tusculanum Press/Copenhagen University).

Henriette Steiner. 2012. ”Parisisk rus: Siegfried Kracauer på byvandring” [“Parisian Inebriation: Siegfried Kracauer Walking the City”], in Rumlig Kultur - Studier i urbanitet og æstetik/Spatial Culture – Studies in Urbanity and Aesthetics, ed. by H. Reeh, J. Rosenberg, H. Reeh, H. Steiner and B. Svarre (Copenhagen: Museum Tusculanum Press/Copenhagen University)..

Henriette Steiner with Robbie Goh. 2012. ‘Dead Ends and New Beginnings: Memories of Singapore’, in DEAR, vol. 2:54-58.

Henriette Steiner and Kristin Veel. 2011. “Living Behind Glass Facades – Surveillance Culture and New Architecture”, in "Surveillence" "and" "Society", 9.

Henriette Steiner. 2011. “A Bridge in Copenhagen – Spaces of Transition in the Golden Age”, in "Dear"..., vol. 1.

Henriette Steiner. 2011. “Placing Socialist Realism – The Modern Museum Looks East”, in "Resisting" "Texts", ed. by Brigitte Rath. (Munich: Meidenbauer.)

Henriette Steiner. 2011. “Writing the City: Søren Kierkegaard’s Urban Walks in Copenhagen”, in "Imagining" "Space", ed. by S. Strumper-Knobb and K. James-Chakraborty (Bern: Peter Lang).

Henriette Steiner. 2010. “On the Unhomely Home: Porous and Permeable Interiors from Kierkegaard to Adorno”, in Interiors vol. 1-2.

U. Staiger, H. Steiner and A. Webber, eds. 2009. Building Sites: Memory Culture and the Contemporary City, (New York, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan).

U. Steiner and H. Steiner. 2009. “Introduction: Memory Culture and the Contemporary City”, in Building Sites: Memory Culture and the Contemporary City, ed. by U. Staiger, H. Steiner and A. Webber (New York, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan).

Henriette Steiner. 2009. “The Sea, the City, the Ruin and the Whore. Ornaments of a Porous Modernity. Siegfried Kracauer in Marseilles.”, in New Essays on the Frankfurt School of Critical Theory, ed. by Alfred Drake (Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Press).

Henriette Steiner. 2008. “Kierkegaard’s Copenhagen and the Problem of Institutional Order”, in Edinburgh Architectural Research vol. 30.

Henriette Steiner. 2007. ”Byen erfaret som landskab – tre guldaldermalerier af Købehavn” [”The City Experienced as Landscape – Three Golden Age Paintings of Copenhagen”], in Når TEKST møder RUM, ed. by H. Reeh (Forskeruddannelsesforum for Urbanitet & Æstetik, Copenhagen University).

Henriette Steiner. 2007. ”Byvandringer på hjul – når bilisten ser byen” [City Walks on Wheels – When the Motorist Sees the City], in Nordisk Samhällsgeografisk Tidskrift vol. 41/42.

U Staiger and H. Steiner. 2006. “Tactics of Improvisation: On Palaces and Cafes in Berlin” with Uta Staiger in Scroope 18Cambridge Architecture Journal.

H. Steiner and K. Veel. 2005. “Bo Bedre: Fra hus til hjem” [”Better Living: From House to Home”] with Kristin Veel, in KulturoTidsskrift for Moderne Kultur vol. 21.

Henriette Steiner. 2005. ”Strategies of Brutal Recovery” with Svava Riesto, in Scroope 17Cambridge Architecture Journal''.

Henriette Steiner. 2004. ”Building Berlin / Building a City”, in GRID vol. 66, The Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture, Copenhagen.

T. Brittain-Catlin and H. Steiner. 2004. “View from Copenhagen”, in Architectural Review, March.

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