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Dr Kristof Fatsar

Senior Lecturer and Course Leader in Landscape Architecture

About

Upon graduating from the Landscape and Regional Planning pathway of the five-year long Landscape Architecture programme in Budapest in 1994, I have embarked on a long route to my PhD in Landscape History, first enjoying a three-year long studentship but later choosing to be distracted by various other endeavours to finally get there in 2001. Meanwhile I have earned another Master's degree in the Conservation of Historic Towns and Buildings and setting up my own Landscape Heritage consultancy to write Heritage Assessments, Conservation Management Plans and other heritage-related documentations on historic landscapes and listed monuments.

I have returned to academia in 1999 and stayed there ever since. Finishing a rather long tenure at Corvinus University of Budapest I left as Professor of Landscape History and Conservation and Head of the Department of Garden Art. After enjoying research fellowships at various institutions (Institute of Historical Research, London; UCL's School of Slavonic and East European Studies, London; Harvard's Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collections, Washington DC), I started teaching Landscape Architecture in the UK in 2015, first as an Associate Lecturer at the Manchester School of Architecture (where I still teach Landscape History within the postgraduate programme). I was later Course Scheme Manager of the undergraduate Landscape Architecture and Garden Design programmes at Writtle University College in Essex, and now I am Course Leader of Kingston University's postgraduate Landscape courses.

Areas of specialism

  • Landscape History
  • Cultural Heritage

Qualifications

  • MSc Landscape Architecture, Budapest
  • MSc Heritage Conservation, Leuven
  • PhD Landscape History, Budapest
  • Dr. Habil. Agricultural Sciences, Budapest

Professional membership

ICOMOS-IFLA International Scientific Committee on Cultural Landscapes, advisory member

Society of Architectural Historians of Great Britain, member

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