Minister for Higher Education and Science, Ane Halsboe-Jørgensen, has just appointed a new board for Aarhus School of Architecture. Over the next four years, the Board will help further the School’s strategic work and support the School’s interests as an institution that develops architecture through artistic and scientific development, teaching, and research.
Four of the five external board members are appointed by the Minster. The fifth member is appointed by the Danish Arts Council.
Carsten With Thygesen, who for the past four years has been an ordinary member of The School Board, replaces Ingelise Bogason as Chairman. Carsten With Thygesen is also vice-chairman of the board of directors of Realdania and chairman of Skovrådet (the Danish Forest Council).
‘Being in charge of the Board of Aarhus School of Architecture is very exciting. And I am very grateful for having been given this opportunity. The School is facing an important time: it will soon move into a brand new, modern purpose-designed building, making it possible to work with teaching and research in entirely new ways in a functional setting,’ says Carsten With Thygesen.
Apart from Carsten With Thygesen, architect Andreas Lykke-Olesen, a partner in Kollision, will also continue on The School Board, which he has been an ordinary member of the past four years. Søren Nielsen, Signe Kongebro, and Helle Borup Friberg have also been appointed as new members of the Board, replacing Ingelise Bogason, Nille Juul-Sørensen, and Peder Elgaard.
‘The old board, which is now being replaced by a new one, was highly dedicated and purposeful. I have been extremely pleased with our collaboration; a collaboration invariably characterised by openness and good discussions and visions about the School’s direction and future. I am also happy that Carsten With Thygesen will continue as chairman, as this ensures continuity in the work of the board,’ says Rector Torben Nielsen
Signe Kongebro is an architect and partner of the design studio Henning Larsen and a visiting professor at University of Sheffield; Søren Nielsen is an architect and partner in the architectural practice Vandkunsten; Helle Borup Friberg is managing director of Økologisk Landsforening (Organic Denmark). The Minister of Education and Research, Ane Halsboe-Jørgensen, has appointed Signe Kongebro as vice-chairman of The School Board.
Four internal members of the board have also been elected – a representative of the artistic and academic staff, a representative of the technical-administrative staff, and two students. Karen Olesen has been re-elected from among the academic staff; Thor Hedegaard Nielsen Bested has been re-elected as student representative. They are joined by Agnes Jarmund, newly elected representative of the students, and Mads Blenker, who will be representing the technical-administrative staff.