Christian Ernsten (C.)
Christian Ernsten’s research is situated at the intersection of the fields of heritage studies, urban studies and African studies. He specializes in the study of the heritage practices involved conservation and design of urban and natural landscapes.
He takes an interest in the broad topics of river heritage, climate change, nature regeneration, decoloniality, and artistic research.
Christian Ernsten is currently mostly engaged with two projects:
The first deals with the heritage of the Geul river in the Dutch Limburg area. It is concerned with material culture and nature regeneration in the light of "climate robustness".
The second is focussing on colonial heritage of river in the Cape Town region, South Africa. It hones in on colonial ways of knowing landscapes, climate change and walking as transhistorical act .