The professor will be a part of Studio 1D in the school, and Jan Gehl will contribute with lectures and guidance of the students when they return for a well-deserved holiday. Jan Gehl will also take part in pin-ups in the studio.
Studio 1D is titled “Desirable densities” and focuses on how to create an attractive and sustainable city.
Even though Jan Gehl will celebrate his 86th birthday in September, he is by no means done teaching the younger generations of architects:
“I am excited to start, and I take great pleasure in working with the next generations of architects on our common trade. We must translate what happens in the schools, so it doesn’t end up being only theoretical exercises. The goal is actually to end up with better cities in the real world”, Jan Gehl says. Other than now being an adjunct professor at the Aarhus School of Architecture, Jan Gehl is also an honorary citizen in Sydney, an honorary doctor at the universities in Edinburgh, Toronto, Varna and Halifax and an honorary member of the union of architects in Denmark, England, Scotland, Ireland, USA and Canada.
You can follow the work of Studio 1D here: https://www.instagram.com/aaa_studio_1d/