The Berlage

Keynote Orange Room

The City as a Resource

Dan Stubbergaard/Cobe

Orientkaj and Nordhavn Metro Stations, Cobe + Arup, Copenhagen, 2020. (Photo: Rasmus Hjortshøj - COAST)

Dan Stubbergaard, who is trained as an architect from The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture, in Copenhagen, founded Cobe in 2006. Inspired by the transformation of Copenhagen from an industrial port city to a beacon for livability and sustainability, he is the leading figure in Cobe’s work to create surroundings that actively contribute to extraordinary everyday life. Stubbergaard believes architects have a profound responsibility to create resilient, long-term solutions that improve life–cities, buildings and landscapes that are made to outlast our generation. He is Professor in Practice of Urban Design at Harvard University, Graduate School of Design, and is a frequent speaker in public debates and lectures around the world.

The Berlage Keynotes is an ongoing lecture series featuring internationally prominent architects, designers, and thinkers who are at the forefront of design discourse and innovation. A selection of speakers working from different disciplinary perspectives and in different geographic, cultural, and political contexts present how their work engages with contemporary issues and debates. This fall semester, speakers include Jan de Vylder/AJDVIV, Dan Stubbergaard/Cobe, Fabrizio Ballabio, Angelo Candalepas, Marlon Blackwell, Cecilia Puga, and Carmody Groarke.