Julia Werner is a lecturer in the Landscape Architecture program at RMIT.
Julia is originally from Germany and taught and researched at the Faculty for Architecture and Landscape Science at the Leibniz University of Hanover, Germany from 2001 to 2009. She also holds a degree as Diplom-Ingenieur (equivalent to a Master degree) in Landscape Architecture and Planning from Leibniz.
Together with Professor Dr Hille von Seggern, Julia is the co-founder of STUDIO URBANE LANDSCHAFTEN (2005), a multi-disciplinary laboratory and network for design research, teaching and practice with over 25 members, which is attached to the Leibniz University of Hanover. Within the STUDIO she worked on the creation of an innovative landscape design research-led teaching concept and played a decisive role in developing the contemporary, interdisciplinary design approach 'Creating Knowledge. Innovation Strategies for Designing Urban Landscapes', edited and published in 2008 and to be republished as an e-book in 2014 (Berlin: Jovis).
With several STUDIO teams Julia worked on practice-based design research projects of urban (water) landscapes and public spaces, in Germany and internationally. She has published this work extensively in book chapters and journal articles.
Julia has taught a wide range of design studios focusing on large-scale urban landscape design at Bachelor and Master level. As a course-coordinator, she re-developed Landscape Architecture Professional Practice focusing on a strong connection between the university and industry. She also teaches Theoretical Frameworks and Foundation Studio.
Her PhD explores the potential of creativity in the design of large-scale urban landscapes.
Julia also holds an advanced diploma in Relational Gestalt Psychotherapy (Gestalt Institute Australia), a holistic approach she also incorporates in her teaching and research.
- PhD, RMIT currently completing
- Diplom-Ingenieur (equivalent to a Master degree) in Landscape Architecture and Planning, Leibniz
- Advanced Diploma Relational Gestalt Psychotherapy, Gestalt Institute Australia
- Werner, J. (2019). Setting Out. Creative Strategies for the Beginning Phase in Large-Scale Landscape Design In: Design Research for Urban Landscapes, Routledge, London, United Kingdom
- Rogers, J.,Werner, J. (2015). Beyond anticipation. Designing climate futures In: Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia (HERDSA 2015), Melbourne, Australia, 6-9 July 2015
- Seggern, H.,Werner, J.,Grosse-Baechle, L. (2015). The Power of Creating Knowledge: A Transformative Design Approach In: Creating Knowledge: Innovation Strategies for Designing Urban Landscapes, Jovis Verlag, Berlin, Germany
- Clune, S.,Roggema, R.,Horne, R.,Hunter, S.,Werner, J. (2014). Design-led decision support for regional climate adaptation In: VCCCAR - Victorian Centre for Climate Change Adaptation Research Australia
- Werner, J. (2013). Knowing (by) Sensing. Reflecting on the importance of emotion and intuition in large-scale urban landscape design In: Knowing (by) Designing, LUCA, Sint-Lucas School of Architecture, KU Leuven, Faculty of Architecture, Ghent / Brussels
- Werner, J.,Seggern, H.,Schmidt, A.,Detten, B.,Heinzelmann, C.,Schultz, H. (2009). Urban Surfers Neighbourhood Fans & Co In: 4th International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam Netherlands
- Seggern, H.,Schmidt, A.,Detten, B.,Heinzelmann, C.,Schultz, H.,Werner, J.,Herlyn, U.,Ohrt, T. (2009). Stadtsurfer, Quartierfans & Co Stadtkonstruktionen Jugendlicher und das Netz urbaner öffentlicher Räume, Jovis, Berlin, Germany
- Werner, J. (2009). Urban Landscapes need great ideas! In: Proceedings of the 3rd international Conference on Landscape Architecture by ILA and ÖGLA Landscape - Great Idea! X_LArch III, Vienna, Austria, 29 April - 1 May 2009
- Seggern, H.,Werner, J. (2008). Focus: Urban landscapes, designing and innovation strategies In: Creating Knowledge. Innovation Strategies for Designing Urban Landscapes, JOVIS Verlag GmbH, Berlin
- Werner, J. (2008). Ideas - How can they emerge? Design Teaching at STUDIO URBANE LANDSCHAFTEN In: Creating Knowledge. Innovation Strategies for Designing Urban Landscapes, JOVIS Verlag GmbH, Berlin